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Senior Buyer (Permanent)


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1P 5E7 Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Senior Buyer (Permanent)

Victoria, BC or Ottawa, ON 


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 works in the Marine sector, where our teams provide critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. We also operate in the Aviation sector, where Babcock ensures that the aircrew trainees of our partner nations receive the world’s best flying training. We deliver vital aerial emergency services and are proud to have been selected by the Government of Manitoba to deliver their wildfire suppression services, as well as key components of their critical air ambulance services.


Whether it is providing technical training instruction, developing training materials or maintaining critical training assets, Babcock is trusted by its customers to deliver world-class training solutions.

Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our Principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the Principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
  • Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
  • Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
  • Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
  • Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
  • Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:


Support a team to provide procurement support to both existing projects and new business opportunities (as required).

  • Team Support: The Senior Buyer shall provide support to the Operational Procurement Team and support the Procurement Manager in activities such as training, development and succession planning.


  • Conduct sourcing: The Senior Buyer shall gain experience in Babcock Canada’s procurement procedures and is responsible for procuring goods and services across the team 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 suppliers’ 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
    • Negotiate Standing Offer Agreements and/or Service Level Agreements with suppliers as required
    • Perform market analysis and supply chain design in support of new business


  • Manage Supply: The Senior Buyer shall manage suppliers and will be responsible for supplier relationships:
    • Engage proactively with the suppliers to develop formal relationships
    • Manage Supply Chain risk, as required
    • Ensure that goods and services are delivered on-time; advise customers (internal and external) if goods and services are late and develop mitigation actions
    • Act as the point of contact for all supplier issues pertaining to logistics, invoicing, documentation, etc.
    • Support Category Management and assist in developing category/supplier strategies
    • Where possible, identify and develop new suppliers
    • Deliver and exceed customer expectations using key performance indicators (KPIs) whilst aiming for continuous improvements


  • Manage the Order Book: The Senior Buyer is responsible for order book management across the team (the order book covers the entire lifecycle, including but not limited to requisition to purchase order, delivery, payment and closeout)
  • Assist the Procurement Manager as and when required with the day-to-day operation and management of the procurement activities 
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the Procurement Manager and close out actions


The ideal candidate brings:

  • You hold a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, a degree/diploma in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • You have at least 4+ years of relevant experience
  • You are APICS, MCIPS, or SCMA qualified, or hold an equivalent Procurement qualification
  • You have knowledge of commercial business practices
  • You have proven communication skills, both verbally and written, and are able to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • You have experience in sourcing and supplier selection, supplier relationship management, supplier capability assessments, supply chain risk management and negotiation/conflict resolution
  • You are proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • You have experience in industrial supply chain (considered an asset)
  • You have experience with Enterprise Resource Planning systems (such as SAP, IFS) (considered an asset)
  • Proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada with the final dose at least 14 days prior to your start date as well as any COVID boosters recommended by public health authorities
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Babcock Canada supports the safety and wellbeing of our employees through the following programs:


  • Contributions towards an employee’s physical and mental health
  • Wellness days
  • Supportive work life balance: flexible work schedule and competitive annual vacation time off
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contribution
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Support of professional development and reimbursement of membership dues
  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families


Babcock is committed to promoting a workforce without boundaries. One that welcomes everyone to contribute to our success regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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