Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £31,470
About the role
We're looking for a Buyer within the Naval Nuclear Supply Chain team to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.
You will be involved in procurement and commercial input into and sign-off on statement of requirements prior to releasing to suppliers and therefore includes raising orders, converting requirements into PO's, contract management on larger packages and liaising with suppliers.
The central services team support the sourcing, contract management and supplier management of indirect services for all our internal customers across the business to enable the delivery of critical support packages to our customer the Royal Navy.
The Naval Nuclear sector has over 9,000 highly skilled people contributing extensive knowledge and experience. Our collaborative approach to working with customers and suppliers aims to fully meet and exceed our customers' needs and expectations. Working side by side with our customers on concept design, project management, testing, assembly, maintenance and asset management, through to decommissioning, we aim to ensure their ultimate objectives and commitments are always achieved.
What do I need to do the role?
You will have experience in use of MPS and MRP systems and an understanding of engineering environments.
- Must have service as opposed to materials
- Working toward CIPS ideally
- Must have good organisational skills and be able to work / support a diverse range of stakeholders.
- Experience in a procurement and supply chain, preferably services/indirect.
- Analytical thinking
You will have positive "can do" attitude, with good planning and organisational skills.
What else do I need to know?
- The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
- We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of
work at interview.
About Babcock International and Devonport
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.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
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