Senior Buyer

Posting Date: 05 August 2020

Location: plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Senior Buyer
Location: Devonport, Plymouth, Ashchurch or Bristol


We’re looking for someone dynamic, ambitious and eager to make an impact to join our team as a Senior Buyer


The difference our New Senior Buyer will make:
As the focal point for the Programme and Project leads you will be responsible for a small team of buyers driving performance and value opportunities across the projects.


The Senior Buyer will work with the Operational Procurement Manager and Strategic Procurement Manger to deliver

• Identified value opportunities and levers
• Supply Chain Design
• Supplier Relationship Management
• Operational Excellence and reporting
• Governance Compliance
• Cross Business Projects.

We are looking for someone who wants to collaborate with us on this challenging and rewarding journey and make a positive impact on our business.


Who we’re looking for
We are looking for individuals that will Innovate for success and who’ll bring big ideas and solve complex problems with simple and elegant solutions.  You will make a positive impact and take responsibility for your part in making a difference and want to make a positive impact on a daily basis. 
You will be brave and champion of high performance, challenging the unacceptable and willing to speak up when we need to do better


• Experience within a Supply Chain role, preferably in a Defence or Engineering environment
• Procurement Management Experience

Skills and attributes
• Analytical skills to analyse data and make decisions
• Be able to read and understand technical drawings and ability to communicate complex requirements to/from supply chain is an advantage.
• Ability to establish strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business
• Self-motivated with a flexible approach to workload


What else do I need to know?

• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Closing Date: 14/08/20




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