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Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Management - Marine

Country/Region:  CA
City:  Victoria



Head of Procurement & Supply Chain – Marine (Permanent)

Victoria, BC



Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock works in the Marine sector, where our teams provide critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. We also operate in the Aviation sector, where Babcock ensures that the aircrew trainees of our partner nations receive the world’s best flying training. We deliver vital aerial emergency services and are proud to have been selected by the Government of Manitoba to deliver their wildfire suppression services, as well as key components of their critical air ambulance services. As well, we have expanded into the Canadian Nuclear Energy Industry. Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is a leading nuclear services company with a growing national and global presence. Drawing on over 60 years of nuclear experience, Cavendish Nuclear provides specialized service solutions in Canada, with global capabilities across the entire nuclear life cycle.

Whether it is providing technical training instruction, developing training materials or maintaining critical training assets, Babcock is trusted by its customers to deliver world-class training solutions.

Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:

  • Provide leadership and direction to a large and dispersed Marine Supply Chain Team, centered in Victoria, with operations and staff in Ottawa and Halifax, by
    • Setting clear priorities to achieve the key objectives for procurement, subcontracting and warehouse functions
    • Developing plans to delivery agreed financial targets for Supply Chain function.
    • Developing the functional capability through the attainment of Group and Divisional procurement and supply chain standards
    • Managing capacity planning across the Marine Supply Chain team


  • Operate within a fast-paced operationally focused environment supporting the Victoria Class Submarine program


  • Build effective Supplier relationships that are aligned to our strategy, by
    • Developing relationships with key internal & external stakeholders to share process improvement across the supply chain function and the wider business as required          
    • Supplier negotiation and supplier development to establish and eliminate waste
    • Working with internal stakeholders to improve the quality of demand placed on the Supply Chain and align this with a realistic expectation of performance against that demand signal
    • Developing sourcing strategies across direct and indirect categories that will support the contractual performance of the business, ITBs and deliver value through a long-term pipeline of savings opportunities
  • Continual development of robust commercial framework of supplier agreements to provide cost certainty, security of supply and mitigate risk across the categories of spend
  • Establish governance and control that drives value, cost and manages risk
  • Supplier risk management & risk mitigation, employing pre-audit sourcing recommendations as required
  • Lead implementation of best practice principles in safety, compliance and continuity



The ideal candidate brings:


  • Minimum 5 years’ senior level experience of supply chain management with experience in managing a large and dispersed team across Canada, including:
    • Procurement, subcontracts & warehousing
    • Strategic sourcing
    • Requirement planning & forecasting, including Advance Material Requirements (AMR) through to shipyard production requirements.
    • Managing in marine or naval sectors, including experience with DND contracts.
  • A degree/diploma in a related field, or equivalent combination of qualification and related experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Project planning and production operations, with demonstrable project delivery
    • Results oriented problem solver experience
  • Ability to develop long term strategic and operational plans, including:
    • Successful leadership of transformation and continuous improvement programmes
    • Drive and commitment to deliver strategy across multiple sites
  • Team leadership, relationship-building, and people management experience essential, including:
    • Excellent communication skills, including DnD communications and contract management experience, and the ability to influence in a matrix environment
    • Experienced in ERP systems (IFS or SAP)
    • Financial forecasting and budgets management
  • Proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning that you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada with the final dose at least 14 days prior to your start date
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online at


Babcock Canada supports the safety and wellbeing of our employees through the following programs:

  • Contributions towards an employee’s physical and mental health
  • Wellness days
  • Supportive work life balance: flexible work schedule and competitive annual vacation time off
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contribution
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Support of professional development and reimbursement of membership dues
  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families

Babcock is committed to promoting a workforce without boundaries. One that welcomes everyone to contribute to our success regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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