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Operational Buyer

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Cheltenham

Job Title:         Operational Buyer
Location:         Staverton (Gloucestershire Airport), Cheltenham, UK - Onsite
Compensation:     Up to £33,000 
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF: 45625

Better is possible

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 Operational Buyer at Staverton
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility



The Operational Buyer is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.


The role


The difference our new Operational Buyer will make

As a Operational Buyer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. supporting the aviation fleet for Military in the UK as well as the Onshore and Design & Completion parts of the business.

Day to day, you’ll be converting purchase requisitions to purchase orders and issuing to suppliers. Managing and developing supplier relationships. Ensuring supplier contracts are administered. Building supplier relationships. Pro-active supplier order book management. Reporting on KPI’s. Obtain quotations for new aircraft parts, standard exchanges, repairs orders and indirect requirements to obtain the most cost-effective solution and efficient delivery to meet the requirements of the business


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


Essential experience

•    Ability to establish strong relationships with key stakeholders.
•    Flexible approach to workload.
•    Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
•    Highly collaborative and able to work successfully as part of a team.
•    Strong attention to detail.
•    Able to cope with changing variables and remain comfortable.
•    CIPS qualified – desirable but not essential
•    You should hold or have the ability to obtain Basic BPSS security clearance

What we offer


Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme with life assurance

•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. 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.


Closing Date: 19/08/2022



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