Project Procurement Specialist (PPS)

Posting Date: 30 July 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Project Procurement Specialist
SF31161
Devonport, Plymouth


About the role
We’re looking for a Project Procurement Specialist to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

The Submarine Supply Chain Team forms part of the Procurement and Supply Chain function in Naval Nuclear.  Based in Submarines, the team manages the Submarine Supply Chain requirements including material procurement, equipment overhaul and repair to ensure availability to support the Submarine programmes.

Reporting to the Project Procurement Manager the Project Procurement Specialist will have accountability, within a defined scope of materials and/or subcontract services, for the Submarine Supply chain design, execution, and performance for a Business Unit’s project(s).

You will also establish project requirements, including those driven by the future bid pipeline, provide design and engagement of a supply chain that meets project requirements and support the delivery of project objectives through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance
 
What do I need to do the role?
The post would suit someone seeking a career within Procurement and Supply Chain in a project facing role. Ideally, you will be an experienced procurement practitioner with knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and relevant experience in Sourcing & Procurement.

 

We would also like you to hold all or most of the following:

• Experience of working in complex project environment.
• Proven track record of delivering excellent supply chain performance.
• High quality communication ability, both written and orally.
• Understanding of contract terms and conditions and the ability to manage subcontract terms including flow-down terms from customer contracts.

 

What else do I need to know?
•The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
•Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.
•We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

 

About Babcock International and Devonport
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.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.


Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

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Armed Forces Covenant
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 visit our website.

 

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