Strategic Programme Procurement Specialist

Posting Date: 13 February 2021

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Strategic Programme Procurement Specialist
Central Services
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: £ 43,445.00


About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Strategic Programme Procurement Specialist.

The Site Infrastructure Procurement Team forms part of the Procurement and Supply Chain function within the Naval Nuclear sector of Babcock International Group. The team supports the delivery of extensive and diverse infrastructure upgrades and improvements across the entire Devonport Site and beyond. A significant, recent commitment to invest in site improvement necessitates expansion of the existing core team to accommodate delivery.
Main Purpose of Role:
You will be responsible for leading commercial and procurement activities across a variety of projects. Reporting into the Programme Procurement Manager, the role will be solely focused on complex, high value procurement activities and you’ll be responsible for driving through commercial and procurement best practice throughout the project lifecycle. You will also be responsible for establishing project requirements and delivering suitable supply chain solutions whilst supporting project delivery through the robust management of contract and supplier performance.


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll need to be qualified to degree level or equivalent, MCIPS or equivalent qualification and ideally NEC contract knowledge is preferable.


Would also like you to have experience in all or some of the following:
• A highly experienced procurement/commercial practitioner
• Demonstrable experience in effectively leading high value, complex sub-contracts
• Experienced in the application of best practice procurement principles/techniques
• Strong commercial acumen
• Clear understanding of terms & conditions and comfortable with negotiating changes to them


Lastly you’ll need proven ability to negotiate with and manage subcontractors, including effective supplier relationship management.

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:
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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