Senior Buyer

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Buyer

Location: Fife, UK - Hybrid Working

Compensation: £39,879 - £46,471 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 49261

Be Part of Progress

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 Rosyth 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

Marine Engineering & Systems

The Senior Buyer role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems business area

At our site in Rosyth, we aim to deliver engineering-led and world-leading products and services across our engineering, specialised manufacturing, gas handling systems and naval marine businesses

The role

The difference our new Senior Buyer will make

As a Senior Buyer, you will have a role out of the ordinary.

The main objectives of this role include the efficient execution of established supply agreements; requisition to order conversion, order book management, expediting and payment, Maintaining the quality of the demand from Business Unit's projects and assuring supplier performance in close co-operation with Category and Project Procurement teams.

Your responsibilities will include sourcing and leading negotiations with suppliers to ensure that the most cost-effective supply solutions are obtained, managing supplier owned performance including supplier business reviews, KPIs & SLAs to deliver value. Other deliverables include ITT documents, creation of Value Plans and business cases for change management, and also improvement of the performance of the R2P process, such as req. to order conversion lead-times, EOTIF and invoice matching accuracy.

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 a hybrid working and flexible working arrangement.

Essential experience
Extensive knowledge of operational procurement techniques
ERP systems for example, IFS, SAP, Oracle. Including exposure to the latest e-procurement systems capability
Experience with managing a team of buyers (highly desirable)
MCIPS or studying towards MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications (highly desirable)
Holds / ability to obtain Security Clearance (SC)

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Annual holiday entitlement 238 hours plus recognised public holidays (25th Dec, 26th Dec, 1st Jan and Good Friday)
Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% salary, with life assurance
Babcock BIG Reward's which gives discounts at over 850 retailers, cycle to work scheme, healthcare cash plan, wellbeing centre including our Employee Assistance Programme (see attachment for more details)
Employee Share Scheme Plan - buy shares in Babcock International Group
If you are a Reservist in the Armed Forces you can claim up to 10 days special paid leave for training commitments
Agile Working - more autonomy about how and where you do work

Babcock International

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.

Application Guidance

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.



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