Procurement Specialist - Strategic Programmes

Undisclosed Company
Torpoint, Cornwall
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Job Title: Programme Procurement Specialist
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £ 37,908.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Job ID: SF43669

We have a very exciting programme of work in our Submarine business that spans across many years. This is such an excellent time to join our business and help shape our people capability to meet our future requirements. You will be empowered to manage your own portfolio of work as part of a team who are provided with regular opportunities to work across the broader business, including cross cutting projects and initiatives in relation to key people priorities.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Procurement Specialist to lead the analysis of training and development needs, developing standard learning plans for roles, identifying available courses, and establishing links with the internal L&D stakeholder. You will also implement a capability improvement plan that addresses any capability gaps and supports continuous improvement of our programme & capability, taking an active role in identifying and then implementing training and development solutions. In support of the Submarine Leadership team, you will ensure that the programme has robust resource plans and that organisational change is managed effectively.

What will you be doing?

  • Negotiating and managing subcontractors relationships
  • Leading high value, complex sub-contracts
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements and communicate them effectively
  • Understanding and negotiating terms and conditions
  • Lead the change initiative and working well within the wider team as well as alone and often under pressure/ time constraints
  • Applying best practise procurement principles/ techniques

The experience you'll bring

  • Proven ability to negotiate with and manage subcontractors, including excellent supplier relationship management. Logistics outsourcing experience/ experience on similar sized projects preferred but not essential.
  • Experience in construction/infrastructure (including the use of NEC contracts) an advantage
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent (preferred)
  • MCIPS or equivalent qualification (preferred)
  • NEC contract knowledge preferable (preferred)

You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers?
* Enhanced employment terms and conditions
* Money purchase pension scheme
* Life assurance
* Share ownership scheme
* Occupational health services
* Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
* Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
* Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts

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.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

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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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.
Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Closing date: 25/07/2022



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