Supply Chain Specialist (Procurement)

Job Description

Job Title: Supply Chain Specialist (Procurement)

Location: UK Wide, Agile working arrangements - A willingness to travel to office hubs is required

Compensation: Attractive Salary + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF47441


The difference is you

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 Supply Chain Specialist.

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.

Defence Equipment

The Supply Chain Specialist (Procurement) role is based within our Defence Equipment business area.


Defence equipment stores, maintains, repairs and overhauls military vehicles and equipment so the UK army is able to train and deploy in a moment. As well as supporting vehicles that are already in service, the team carries out vehicle assembly integration and tests new vehicles.

The role

The difference our new Supply Chain Specialist (Procurement) will make


As a Supply Chain Specialist, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join us and to provide Procurement and Supplier Management support across a number of key contracts including defence equipment and White Fleet.

Day to day, you'll be responsible for Strategic Sourcing, Procurement & Sub-Contracting activity to improve contract coverage and extract maximum value from a category of spend with potential opportunities.

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 involves some travel to our defence equipment site (such as Bovington, Warminster and Donnington) as required. The role will primarily be working from home with access to a Babcock hub.

Essential experience:
Evidence of previously working in an end-to-end procurement role, leading tenders, negotiations, implementing new contracts and extracting value over the life of the agreement
Excellent communication, great attention to detail with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Excel)
A willingness to collaborate across teams and varying levels of seniority to overcome supply chain operational performance issues
Understanding and experience of working in a Defence environment is desirable
Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (MCIPS) or working towards is desirable
Must hold or have the ability to obtain SC Security Clearance

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme with life assurance
Working from home and flexible work patterns
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy Trusted and empowered to be at your best

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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