Location: Devonport, Plymouth, GB,
Onsite or Hybrid: Hybrid
Job Title: Senior Buyer
Location: Plymouth, UK - Hybrid working from home options available
Compensation: £44,044 + benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF49635
Amplify your impact
At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Buyer at our Devonport, Plymouth site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.
The difference our new Senior Buyer will make:
As a Senior Buyer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will support Babcock with delivering our purpose of Creating a Safe and Secure World Together through the production and manufacture of high-performance military vehicles, either directly or within supporting roles.
This is an exciting opportunity to support Babcock with delivering our purpose of creating a safe and secure world together through the production and manufacture of high-performance military vehicles (Jackal), either directly or within supporting roles.
The Jackal vehicles are designed to protect military personnel serving in volatile environments and can protect against roadside explosions and mine attacks.
We are seeking highly motivated, positive individuals to join our team.
Day to day, you'll lead and support the acquisition of goods and/or services for the company at the best total acquisition cost, complete pro-active supplier order book management activities and associated reporting, identify value opportunities and levers, manage and develop supplier relationships including supplier visits and prepare, issue and review supplier request for quotations recommending preferred options to the relevant stakeholders. You will commercially represent the company and provide procurement / commercial input into and sign off (procurement) statements of requirement prior to release to suppliers, complete requirements (review and recommend preferred bidders) and co-ordinate order placement as well as ongoing contract management on larger packages, consistent with the specified performance, technical, quality assurance and delivery requirements which are critical to the success of this business.
At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.
We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides 4 days working onsite with the option of 1 day working from home.
Knowledge of commercial business practices and proven communication skills, both verbally and written
GCSEs or equivalent qualification in Maths and English.
Computer literate, particularly in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
Knowledge of procurement systems such as ERP / MRP technologies
Knowledge of electronic internet-based purchasing systems.
Previous knowledge of a purchasing department or environment.
Successful candidate will need to satisfy security requirements. This will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving SC clearance
What we offer
Generous benefits including:
25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays and the ability to buy or sell holiday
Open to flexible working and alternative work patterns
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 6% with life assurance
Training and development opportunities
Wellbeing centre supporting physical, mental and financial well-being
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy trusted and empowered to be at your best
For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.
Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
Closing date: 27th March 2023
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