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Senior Buyer

Undisclosed Company
Devon, Plymouth
Up to £39408 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Job Type

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Location: Plymouth + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Up to £45,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54288

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 Senior Buyer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site in Plymouth.

The Role

As a Senior Buyer, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. Babcock provides services including fleet time engineering, facilities management, waterfront services, logistics and transport within an agreed operating budget, firmly focused on continuous and sustainable improvement in warship and submarine support.

Day to day, you will provide in depth commercial, supply chain and procurement expertise to increase value outputs. A key target for the individual is to build on existing business unit relationships, as well as forming new connections, to further influence business strategy and change management.

  • Conduct strategic sourcing activities including negotiation of terms and conditions
  • Support Team Transformation Plan to map and execute team transition from tactical to strategic output
  • Identify and deliver substantial value contributions to Dept Value Plan through tactical and strategic procurement and supply chain initiatives with the team
  • Own and be accountable for existing and new relationships with management personnel in all relevant business units and external entities
  • Lead procurement and supply chain inputs to all BU bidding activities for platforms and projects
  • Monitor, measure, manage and report Dept KPI performance to BU working with other Dept procurement teams to develop plans, approaches and improvement plans to exceed KPI targets

This role is a full-time permanent role at 37 hours per week and will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth. The hybrid working arrangement is x3 days a week on-site with the remaining x2 days to be completed from home.

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Essential experience of the Senior Buyer:

  • Good knowledge and experience of managing procurement and supply chain requirements for services
  • Tangible experience of value delivery in a procurement and supply chain capacity through tactical and/or strategic activities (Sourcing Strategy / Category Strategy / Business Strategy)
  • Demonstrable experience of presenting orally and in writing to stakeholders and working with stakeholders up to management level

Qualifications for the Senior Buyer:

  • Relevant Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is desirable
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification is desirable

We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.
The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International

For over a century Babcock International 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.

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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