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Purchasing Officer

Country/Region:  Au
City:  Adelaide

Who we are

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,000 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business

About the Role

The Purchasing Officer will facilitate the purchasing of goods and services according to specified quantity, quality and cost requirements, to ensure performance and compliance with company and customer requirements within our C-CBRNE (Counter- Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) contract. Responsibilities could include:


  • Preparation and release of purchase orders in Babcock’s ERP system and/or the client’s ERP system.
  • Support the on-time delivery of orders from suppliers, ensuring their performance is as per contractual requirements and benchmark standards.
  • Support the timely input of requests into the existing data system and adequate follow-up of outstanding/overdue orders.
  • Identify and effectively respond to corrective actions non –conformances and opportunities for improvement.
  • Review and update of business processes to support continuous improvement strategies and the effectiveness of the inventory/purchasing processes.

About you

With extensive experience in a logistics environment and a passion for the Defence industry, you will have a positive can-do attitude and thrive in a complex environment. You pride yourself on your ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders. You drive a culture of continuous improvement and possess the following:


  • Extensive experience in a Supply Chain/Logistics environment preferably within the Defence sector.  
  • Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, etc) and ERP systems.
  • Experience in inventory management.
  • Australian Citizenship with the ability to obtain NV1 security clearance.

Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

What sets us apart at Babcock?

  • We offer an agile work environment which provides you the opportunity to work onsite and remotely – to support this and enable you to work from home safely and efficiently we will provide you with a kit that includes laptop, mobile phone, monitor, keyboard, mouse and docking station.
  • Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you can drive change and grow your career;
  • We promote and foster training and development;
  • Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment, and diversity;
  • The opportunity to be a part of something BIG!

So if you would like to be part of the Babcock team, then please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

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