Supply Chain Analyst

Posting Date: 18 January 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL2 2BG

Company: Babcock

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Supply Chain Analyst
Location: Plymouth or Bristol
Starting Salary: £30,555


About the role
Here at babcock International we're looking for a Supply Chain Analyst to join us in support of operational engineering activities at Devonport Royal Dockyard and with key strategic and planning activities (mainly conducted from Bristol. These strategic and planning activities cover a range of areas, including Design Services, Programme Management and Supply Chain -  collectively these activities ensure that the submarine maintenance programme is achievable and that the required number of submarines will be available to the Royal Navy at all times.


Within the Supply Chain area one particular activity that helps deliver the submarine maintenance programme is supply chain mapping.  As a Supply Chain Analyst you'll use your passion for data analysis and problem solving to support Babcock’s continued mapping of submarine supply chains. You'll support the development of new supply chain maps by providing analytical insight and management information reports that identify supply chain risk and opportunities within the submarine enterprise.  You'll be responsible for gathering supplier information from a range of sources, managing and manipulating high volumes of data.

What do I need to do the role?
Although not essential, a degree in a relevant field of study and/or working towards CIPS accreditation is desirable.


We would also like you to have the following:

  • A working knowledge of supply chain relationships, KPIs and influences on supply chain performance
  • A working knowledge of the Submarine enterprise and/or the defence industry
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including use of formulas/VBA
  • Experience of managing large data sets
  • Excellent attention to detail

Lastly, you'll need to be able to deploy excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to interact and build working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders in order to achieve a common goal.

What else do I need to know?

  • This role can be based at either Devonport or Bristol.
  • The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, national Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.


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.


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.


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


Application Guidance
All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.


Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


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 will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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.


Closing date: 31 January 2020


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