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Purchasing Officer

Country/Region:  Au
City:  Holsworthy

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 1,000 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. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team 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;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business

About the Role

We are looking for a Purchasing Officer to join our high performing Defence team on a 2 year fixed term contract. Based at Holsworthy Barracks, this role will support the Counter - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (C-CBRNE) contract. The role will see you provide administrative and logistical support to Babcock client representatives to ensure timely performance and compliance with customer requirements. Responsibilities could include but not limited to:


  • Undertake purchasing activities against approved stores requests to suppliers utilising Defence ERP systems.
  • Accurately prepare all purchasing documentation and submit to the relevant delegate for approval.
  • Provide general administrative support inclusive of processing of accounts and establishing and maintaining registers as required.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures governing financial delegations and responsibilities relating to Defence procurement.
  • Ensure goods receipting is undertaken accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Support the on-time delivery of orders from suppliers, ensuring their performance is as per contractual requirements and benchmark standards.

About you

As an experienced Purchasing Officer, you will have a positive, can-do attitude and pride yourself on your ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will thrive in a complex environment and showcase your ability to deliver high technical and quality standards. With a passion and background in the Defence sector, you will demonstrate a pro-active approach to problem solving and possess the following:


  • Extensive experience in Supply Chain and/or Logistics environment.
  • Australian Citizen with NV1 clearance. 
  • Computer Literate and skilled in the use of MS Office Software and Defence purchasing systems (MILIS, ROMAN, Card Management System).
  • Knowledge of Defence Logistics processes.
  • Negotiation and influencing skills to achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate duties to meet required deadlines

Your future at Babcock – what we offer you


What sets us apart at Babcock?


  • Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you can drive change and grow your career;
  • We promote and foster training and development;
  • Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment, and diversity;
  • The opportunity to be a part of something BIG!

So if you would like to be part of the Babcock team, then please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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