Subcontracts Manager - Aviation

Posting Date: 14 March 2019

Location: Winnipeg, CA, R3J 3Y9

Company: Babcock

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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 is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


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 exude 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


In this role, you will:


  • Deliver robust contract management, implementing negotiated agreements and managing supplier relationships, including management of post contract award variations and risks

  • Execute procurement and subcontracts with multiple complexity

  • To develop the best Supply Chain Strategies in terms of capability, risk and total cost of ownership

  • Provide high quality procurement and supply chain materials for inclusion in bids

  • Work closely with the procurement team to ensure that existing Babcock supply chain relationships, capabilities and best practices are leveraged

  • Provide high quality reporting on milestones, risks and contract performance

  • Develop and manage supplier relationships ensuring they are aligned to our strategies

  • Follow trends in supply markets and innovative supply chain solutions

  • Support the Head of Procurement and Supply Management and other functional colleagues to ensure our overall functional objectives are achieved
  • Undertake staff management activities including objective setting, appraisals, coaching/development, initiating training and monitoring benefits arising
  • Support the development of the functional capability through the attainment of Group and Divisional initiatives

  • Be a visible role model through professionalism, commitment, commerciality and focus. Demonstrate a motivated and results focused approach, promoting team work, customer focus and continuous improvement

  • Be responsible for the occupational Health & Safety of all direct reports


As our ideal candidate,


  • You are highly effective communication skills, both written and oral;
  • You have demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • You have the ability to multi task several critical assignments
  • You have strong relationship-building, stakeholder management, interpersonal and influencing skills;
  • You are commercially aware with proven experience in using Procurement to unlock value for the business;
  • You deliver against targets and meets the priorities of the business;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • You are capable of instigating positive challenges to traditional ways of working.
  • You are an effective programme manager, able to co-ordinate and deliver multiple projects through established project management tools and techniques;
  • You have knowledge or understanding of MRP/ERP systems
  • You have experience in a Strategic Sourcing or Category Management role.
  • You have deep knowledge and understanding of current strategic Procurement techniques and value levers;
  • You have a proven track record in the delivery of innovative supply chain solutions for a range of Procurement projects, evidencing flexibility and imagination;
  • You have a proven track record of commercial negotiation; Considerable experience of working as part of a P&SC team, in a relevant industry or environment
  • You are experienced in managing supplier relationships and being the primary interface
  • You have experience of working within a matrix organisation
  • You have experience in both public and private sector procurement;
  • You have good knowledge and experience of a variety of contract forms, including drafting and negotiation.
  • You hold a Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering degree
  • You hold a SCMA/APICS/MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at


Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing. Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families

  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available

  • Company sponsored continuing education

  • Employee recognition and bonus programs

  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues

  • Health and Wellness Program

  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits

  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions

  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


We welcome your interest in joining the Babcock family.

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