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Purchasing Commercial & Operations Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Cheltenham

Purchasing Commercial & Operations Manager
Location: Staverton, Gloucestershire, GB, GL51 6SR

Please note this role can be based in Staverton or Bristol
Salary range is indicative and automatically generated by LinkedIn from estimated data


About the role

Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Purchasing Commercial & Operations Manager.


You’ll lead a team to meet the customer needs through sourcing on time at a competitive price, through an approved portfolio of suppliers.


You will work closely with the Head of Procurement, UK, Sector Procurement and Fleet Procurement teams and other key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the function delivers on its strategic priorities and evolves to meet the fast changing needs of the Business.


Your key role will be to lead the buying and logistics teams across the UK to ensure adherence to regulatory and operational requirements and guarantee operational supply chain performance and risk mitigation to support the business requirements.


Your role will involve playing a lead role in ensuring that Procurement and Supplier Governance, Reporting, Systems and Processes are aligned to current Sector, Group and future business needs and driving a standardised approach.

Working closely with Sector Fleet, Procurement and Engineering teams, the PM will be responsible for identifying and implementing specific improvement projects in the buying department and in many instances be at the forefront of leading this change.


Main Tasks:
• Supporting Head of Procurement in defining, implementing and managing the functional vision, strategy and operating plan in support of UK Aviation and Aviation Sector goals.
• Designing, implementing and managing frameworks (processes & systems) primarily focused on the Requisition to Pay activities.
• Working with operational teams and business stakeholders to identify, track and report cost reduction opportunities across UK Aviation, including pipeline management and benefits realisation reporting locally and to Sector.
• Collaborating on the Digital Procurement agenda; defining and implementing the Procurement data and systems roadmap in conjunction with the wider Business Systems strategy.
• Improving and managing spend visibility and analytics to support opportunity analysis, risk identification and savings/benefits realisation across all categories and business entities.


What do I need to do the role?

You’ll need experience of creating and negotiating supplier contracts (including construction and Facilities Management), Team Leadership experience and a commercial/business acumen.


Would also like you to hold experience in all or some of the following:
• Recent experience in a Procurement Excellence or Performance & Planning and Strategic Sourcing or Category Management role. Good knowledge and understanding of current strategic Procurement techniques and value levers;
• Aptitude for commercial negotiation with demonstrable successes;
• Experience of both public and private sector procurement;
• Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering degree.
• MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification 

What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants:

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’re 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’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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Advancing an inclusive and diverse Babcock

In Babcock, we are committed to equality of opportunity and we appreciate and value the benefit we get from the different life experiences of all of our colleagues. We will continually strive to improve the diversity within our organisation because we know we’re not representative of the society we work within and we want to change that. Although we have some way to go to achieve our ambitions, we want to continue to attract the best talent, no matter who they are or how they identify. This will ensure our culture is one centred around respect and inclusivity with people at the heart of what we do. Not because we are the same, but because we accept individuals for who they are and value their differences.

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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 check our career website for more information.

Closing date: 20/06/2021




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