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Assistant Buyer


Rosyth, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                 Assistant Buyer
Location:                 Rosyth, UK – Hybrid Working
Role Type:               Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                    SF 49238

You’re the key


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Assistant Buyer at our Rosyth site
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility



The Assistant Buyer role is based within our LGE business area


At our site in Rosyth, we aim to deliver engineering-led and world-leading products and services across our engineering, specialised manufacturing, gas handling systems and naval marine businesses


The role

The difference our new Assistant Buyer will make

As a Assistant Buyer you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Actively supporting the company's Health, Safety, Environmental, Code of Conduct, Quality and other policies and procedures.


Day to day, you’ll establish and maintain a good working relationship with stakeholders as necessary to achieve business, functional and personal objectives, performance of all tasks, process, system, and administration duties related to sourcing, procurement and logistics activities, within your capabilities, for approval by the Buyer including:

•    Establishing scope of supply
•    Requests for quotation / tender evaluation and summary
•    Expediting purchase order deliverables
•    Management of Purchase Orders and Purchase Order acknowledgements


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides Hybrid working with 2 days on site required per week.

Essential experience

Must have:

•    Working knowledge of Microsoft software, particularly Word and Excel.
•    Office experience



•    Experience within a Procurement environment 
•    Experience with procurement/buying process


The Person:
•    The ability to demonstrate excellent attention to detail.
•    Organised, approachable and pro-active with good initiative.
•    Can work well on their own or as part of a team.
•    Works well under pressure in accordance with demanding deadlines.
•    Good problem-solving ability.
•    Confident communicator with a good telephone manner


What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme with life assurance
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.


Closing Date: 06/02/2023





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