Sourcing Officer

Undisclosed Company
Shropshire, Telford
Up to £29233 per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Job Title: Sourcing Officer

Location: Donnington, Telford, GB, TF2 8JT (Hybrid Working)

Compensation: £29,233 + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Job ID: 45284

Here at Babcock International, we are looking for a Sourcing Officer, to join our team as part of the Defence Support Group based at Donnington. In this role, you will be identifying the most efficient suppliers, to support the procurement of items required by the various workshops needed for Vehicle Maintenance and Servicing. This position reports into the Sourcing Manager. Moreover, this will include interacting with various stakeholders, such as the wider DE&S (Defence Equipment and Support) community which includes the Engineering, Workshops, Quality, Trade and Controls teams.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an individual who has the desire to enter or who is in the early stages of a career within procurement / supply chain / commercial. Great communication skills will allow for the effective stakeholder management, alongside building strong relationships. A keen attention to detail will build a foundation for creative thinking and planning which will facilitate the most effective outcomes and will also assist in the successful completion of other associated technical administration tasks.

What will you be doing?

  • Run RFQs to source goods and services to satisfy emergency material requirement to support workshop delivery activity.
  • Contract Amendments, minute writing, Trade Control documents and SAP Agreement management.
  • Understanding required in relation to planned orders of ERP system for demands of and assess their importance in line with business priority directives.
  • Commercial and cost negotiation with Suppliers to resolve issues and deliver value for money
  • Identify risks during the process and escalate appropriately to ensure risk is managed and mitigated
  • Maintain adherence to the Sourcing Processes and escalate roadblocks to the Sourcing Manager in order to properly manage any gaps in supply.

The experience you'll bring

  • CIPS L4 (or working towards / desire to achieve)
  • Excel Proficient
  • Commercial Experience or Background (desirable)
  • SAP experience (desirable - not essential as training is provided)
  • UK Driving License & Willingness to Travel as and when required
  • Ability to hold or obtain SC (Security Clearance) is essential

What a role with Babcock offers?

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance
  • Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
  • Share ownership scheme
  • A tailored personal development and training programme.
  • Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

About Babcock

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.

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Application Guidance:

All applications should be made online.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

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