Sourcing Specialist

Posting Date: 12 October 2017

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS32 4AQ

Company: Babcock

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Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing over 28,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options.


Job Purpose


To provide sourcing support to the Aerospace Business and co-ordinate supply chain support activities. To support bid requirements as required.

Identify business requirements and conducting detailed market analysis to develop suitable options for the business to consider.


Key outputs/deliverables will be


  • Support the BU Supply Chain Team in the identification of cost savings based on Value plan initiatives
  • Support Supply management activity eg. production of performance reports
  • Undertake detailed spend analysis through the use of existing analytics too
  • Ensure compliance to group deals and input to group category initiatives from conception to mobilisation
  • Following the Babcock sourcing process, develop sourcing strategies to support requirements
  • Identifying business requirement
  • Conducting detailed market analysis
  • Develop strategic options
  • Segmenting spend and conducting detailed analytical analysis.
  • Support to Bids
  • Keeping MRP/ERP system reliability and maintainability reports and records up to date including management of the open order book
  • Providing management information as appropriate to support internal or external meetings and Management Information requests/requirements
  • Suggesting and implementing improvement and simplify methods of working, procedures and systems through continuous improvement activities
  • Support / Attend relevant Management meetings (UK offices)
  • Supporting the Due Diligence process of new and existing vendors in line with company policy
  • Maintaining supplier records and ensuring systems are kept up to date.
  • Other procurement and supply chain tasks as and when required


Main Accountabilities


  • Sourcing support
  • Deliver Value Plan
  • Provide support to projects and bids
  • Maintain contract database
  • Conduct DD on new and existing
  • Negotiate and maintain NDA compliance
  • Negotiate and maintain price agreements
  • Maintain Open Order book


Additional Accountabilities


  • Provide Management Information
  • Site visits across the Air Business Unit and to key suppliers as required and requested
  • Complete PDR in a timely manner and suggest where training support may be of benefit.
  • Carries out any other appropriate task that may be required from time to time




Key Personal Skills


  • Clear communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Sets self and others high standard
  • Able to prioritise own workload
  • Willingness to travel / Driving licence - The nature of Defence & Security business requires a high degree of flexibility for all staff; there may be a requirement for travel between sites within the UK
  • Health and Safety focus - Employees are responsible for their own Health and Safety and that of work colleagues and also trainees in their care


Minimum Qualifications/Experience


  • MCIPS or working towards
  • 5+ Yrs Procurement Experience
  • Supplier management experience
  • IT Literate and good keyboard skills
  • High excel proficiency
  • Sound knowledge of Procurement and Supply Chain Management processes



Applicants must have, or be able to obtain, SC Security Clearance



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