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Senior Buyer


Walsall, GB, WS2 8LD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                     Senior Buyer - Manufacturing / Production 
Location:                     Walsall, West Midlands
Compensation:           Up to £43,000 Dependent on Experience + Benefits 
Role Type:                  Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                      SF52513


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Buyer at our Walsall site.


The role
As a Senior Buyer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will play a key part within the Procurement and Supply Chain team focused on a variety of direct and indirect activities.


Day to day, you’ll be working within the procurement and supply chain team. You will also be assisting suppliers in continuous improvement initiatives and dealing with tenders.


  • Preparing and issue Invitations to Tender or requests for quotations
  • Working collaboratively with Commercial and Legal teams negotiating contract terms and conditions that motivate the required supplier performance 
  • Managing key suppliers, to provide dynamic supply solutions across the Babcock business
  • Expediting requirements to ensure delivery to key project dates
  • Managing the procurement work flow as required and buy materials/services in line with customer required by dates


Essential experience of the Senior Buyer

  • Experience within a manufacturing/ production environment (essential)
  • Experience of low volume manufacturing/ direct sourcing 
  • You will have experience driving sourcing strategies
  • An appropriate level of experience in procurement or acquisition of goods and services, as well as experience of leading and managing procurement projects and people.


This is a full time role, working 37 hours per week at our Walsall site with an early finish on fridays.


Qualifications for the Senior Buyer

  • Have relevant academic qualifications or evidence of continuous professional development, ideally at degree level and/or relevant engineering/supply chain/lean culture experience. (desirable)
  • Hold membership of a relevant professional body e.g., Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply level 3 or above (desirable)


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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


Babcock International
For over a century Babcock International 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.


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:  23/04/2024




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