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Assistant Buyer


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Assistant Buyer  
Location:            Rosyth, Fife + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:  Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:             SF57874


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as the Assistant Buyer at Babcock LGE in Rosyth. 


Through expert engineering, procurement, project management and aftermarket support – combined with world-leading technologies – Babcock’s LGE business future-proofs our customers’ assets, allowing improved performance while reducing operational costs and meeting ever-tightening environmental and emission regulations.


The role
The Assistant Buyer position involves establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with both our internal and external customers.


Day to day the Assistant Buyer will have end to end responsibility within the procurement process from sourcing new suppliers through ordering, delivery and sign off of the final invoice. This involves preparing RFQs, reviewing and analysing quotations, issuing orders, receiving order acknowledgments, expediting, sending shipping instructions and approval of final invoices – mainly for assigned suppliers and/or warranty, aftersales and site orders.


You will also:

  • Demonstrate ability to react quickly to operational demands, ensuring the tasks are completed to a high standard and maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.  
  • Anticipate and mitigate any operational issues, so have good problem-solving abilities to find the best solution, including the confidence to escalate as necessary.


This role is full time, Monday to Friday and is based in Rosyth with hybrid working arrangements - 2 days in the office, 3 days working from home. 


Essential experience of the Assistant Buyer
Whilst no experience is necessary it’s essential for the successful candidate to be able to manage an individually assigned workload and remain flexible and work together with the rest of the procurement team as required.  Significant on-the-job training will be provided and there are further opportunities for formal training.


What we offer: 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Potential to develop skills.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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