Here are Babcock International we are looking to recruit a Buyer to join our Defence Systems Technology (DST) business unit within the Marine and Technology Division. Working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, DST works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, as a result we are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and driven people.
Due to significant growth we are recruiting Buyers to join our Information Systems Procurement Team based in Ashchurch, Gloucestershire
In this role you will be responsible for identifying, writing and managing subcontracts within the business. You will help generate significant value for the business by developing sub contracts that align with the business needs, developing key supplier relationships along with increasing their performance ensuring on time delivery as well as reducing the total cost of bought in goods and services.
This role will involve the provision of supplier agreements that ensure Goods and/or Services for the Company at the best total acquisition cost, consistent with the specified technical, quality assurance and delivery requirements.
An understanding of supply chain risk and mitigation and experience in creating innovate contracting mechanisms that drive value and performance in a collaborative environment will be crucial.
You will be able to demonstrate your ability to influence at a senior level and to assist suppliers in continuous improvement endeavours.
Timely, high quality, best value bought-out finished supplies, raw materials, and services are critical to the success of this business.
What do I need to do the job?
You must hold a recognised degree level qualification and/or relevant engineering/supply chain/lean culture experience. Have a Membership (or working towards) of a relevant professional body e.g. CIPS at level 5
We would also like you to have experience in the following:
Working knowledge of strategic sourcing, contract management and supplier development
What else do I need to know?
About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.