Posting Date: 12 June 2019

Location: Ottawa, CA, Ottawa

Company: Babcock

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Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis.  Collectively at Babcock, our employees exude the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


In this role, you will:


  • Provide procurement support to both existing projects and new business opportunities (as required). The Buyer shall gain experience in Babcock Canada’s procurement procedures and is responsible for procuring goods and services within the following framework:
    • Schedule – Procure goods and services in a timely manner in order to meet the project schedule
    • Cost – Achieve the lowest total acquisition cost and negotiate savings where possible
    • Quality – Responsible for vendors’ quality performance; engage with internal stakeholders such as engineering, technical inspectors and cataloguing to resolve any technical issues that may emerge
    • Follow Babcock Canada’s commercial guidelines and ensure all contracts are within the agreed terms and conditions
    • Standing Offer – The buyer may be asked to negotiate Standing Offer Agreements and/or Service Level Agreements with vendors
    • New Market analysis and supply chain design in support of new business.
    • Supplier performance and risk mitigation for nominated suppliers


  • Manage Supply. The buyer shall manage vendors and will be responsible for the vendor relationship:
    • Engage proactively with the vendors to develop formal relationships
    • Ensure that goods and services are delivered on-time; advise the project if goods and services are late and develop mitigation actions
    • Act as the point of contact for all vendor issues pertaining to logistics, invoicing, documentation, etc.
    • Support Category Management and assist in developing category/vendor strategies
    • Where possible, identify and develop new vendors
    • Monitor vendor performance using key performance indicators (KPI’s) and aim for continuous improvements


  • Manage the Order Book: The buyer is responsible for the order book (the order book covers the entire lifecycle, including but not limited to requisition to purchase order, delivery, payment and closeout.)


  • Assist the Senior Buyer and the Procurement Manager as and when required with the day to day operation and management of the procurement activities

As our ideal candidate,


  • You have 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • You hold American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Supply Chain or Procurement certifications (considered an asset)
  • You hold a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, or other degree/diploma (considered an asset)
  • You have knowledge of commercial business practices and proven communication skills, both verbally and written
  • You have experience in sourcing and supplier selection, supplier performance management, supplier capability assessments and supplier risk management
  • You have the ability to analyze information while using critical thinking
  • You have the ability to act professionally to internal and external stakeholders
  • You are proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • You have experience in industrial supply chain (considered an asset)
  • You have experience with computerized purchasing systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (considered an asset)
  • You will be eligible for a Canadian Secret Security, Controlled Goods and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at


Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing.  Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.



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