Supply Chain Development Manager

Posting Date: 13 August 2019

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Company: Babcock

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Supply Chain Development Manager

Bristol or Devonport, Plymouth


About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Supply Chain Development Manager to create and nurture relationships with our external key partners that design/deliver added-value Supply Chain solutions and tendering strategies that position Babcock DST as the preferred supplier in our chosen markets.


Supply Chain expertise is vital to the delivery of sustainable growth across the business. In the DST business, everything we do for our customers involves some element of Supply Chain management. Our key partners therefore play a critical role in enabling us to fulfil our commitments and live up to the Babcock ‘Trusted to Deliver’ brand.  


Babcock DST has ambitious growth aspirations: to become a half a billion pounds business and to achieve this we must have competitive, high-quality, reliable and safe supply partners.


As a key member of our high calibre Supply chain team, you will take the lead on significant projects that are critical to the business and its growth aspirations.


What do I need to do the role?


You will hold a Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering degree with CIPS or equivalent and have years’ experience within Procurement and / or Supply Chain.


You will also understand Bid Winning processes and practices such as PQQ / ITT / ITN / BAFO and demonstrate excellent analytical skills to support and deliver the Supply Chain solutions that are deployed at higher level within the organisation.


You will have excellent Leadership qualities and be able to perform as an effective program manager, coordinating and delivering multiple supply chain outputs simultaneously as well as driving change, maintaining focus and showing a positive attitude in the face of scepticism.


You will also possess relationship-building, stakeholder management, interpersonal and influencing skills proving a delivery focussed with a pragmatic, hands-on approach.


What else do I need to know?


This role could be considered for flexible working.


The position can either be based at our Bristol or Plymouth site.


About Babcock International


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.


We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. 


You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.


Application Guidance


If you are currently employed by Babcock, please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Closing Date: 27/08/2019


Job Reference: 26341

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