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Purchasing Officer

Country/Region:  Au
City:  Adelaide

Purchasing Officer

  • Progressive and innovative Global business
  • Grow your career in Defence
  • Join a global organisation on a path of rapid growth


About the role

Reporting to the Strategic Supply Chain Manager, you will facilitate the purchasing of goods and services to ensure timely performance and compliance with company and customer requirements. This role will be a rewarding position for someone seeking a challenging opportunity within the Defence industry. 


Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure processes are in place to effectively manage supplier and inventory related activities, in order to minimise risk to the business in the areas of quality, on-time delivery and cost
  • Preparation and release of purchase orders in Babcock’s ERP system and/or the client’s ERP system.
  • Review and update of business processes to support continuous improvement strategies and the effectiveness of the inventory/purchasing processes.
  • Ensure processes are in place to effectively manage supplier and inventory related activities, in order to minimise risk to the business in the areas of quality, on-time delivery and cost.
  • Provide general administrative support such as processing of accounts an invoice support if required.
  • Support the on-time delivery of orders from suppliers, ensuring their performance is as per contractual requirements and benchmark standards.
  • Support the disposal for equipment and parts via the life cycle management process if required.
  • Support the adequate and appropriate supply of products and services for Operations in accordance with purchasing requests.


About you

As an experienced Purchasing Officer, you will have strong relationship management skills, with proven negotiation and influencing ability to achieve desired business outcomes. You will also be a proactive operator, capable at thinking outside the square to find innovative solutions that overcome obstacles and challenges. You will have experience in a similar role and possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Supply Chain and/or Logistics, engineering or other applicable technical fields or suitable experience that provides similar competencies 
  • Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Exposure to IFS or similar ERP system
  • Experience in Inventory Control and Disposals in a commercial environment


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


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 1,300 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.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand 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;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority.  To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites.  Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


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