Category Specialist

Posting Date: 03 February 2020

Location: Bristol, 0, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company: Cavendish-Nuclear

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Category Specialist - 29604

  • Bristol
  • Permanent role
  • Competitive salary, plus flexible benefits

About the role

Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International, is proud to be the UK’s leading supplier to the nuclear industry and a growing global force. From our inception during the earliest days of nuclear research and development, we recognised that a focus on people and the expertise they deliver is the key to meeting the challenges of this exciting technology.

The breadth of our expertise means we are able to offer unrivalled experience and specialist knowledge across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

We are currently recruiting for a Category Specialist to support the delivery of major nuclear engineering projects.


You will be responsible for the development and implementation of Category Management strategies and processes including the execution, implementation and performance management of contracts.


Your key deliverables will include:

  • Assist in the development of Procurement strategies that maximise value for the business, based on understanding the business needs and the supply market potential;
  • Develop a good understanding of the specific supply markets relating to spend categories within the project
  • Conduct sourcing activities to meet requirements in support of the overall Category strategy.
  • Conduct market engagement, tendering, evaluation, negotiation and contract award activities in respect of a specific portfolio of goods and services.
  • Support Business Development activities by assisting with the design of supply chains and the sourcing strategy for bids.
  • Manage the performance of key suppliers, using appropriate metrics, to improve performance, increase levels of engagement, encourage innovation and deliver additional value from long-term contracts;
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Support operational activities, including bidding activities and mobilisation of new contracts

What do I need to do the role? 

  • Experience in a similar role in an Engineering type industry, or similar
  • A sound understanding of end to end sourcing, and supplier management processes
  • CIPS qualified, or working towards, is desirable
  • Be eligible to achieve appropriate BPSS security clearance


What else do I need to know? 

  • Permanent role
  • Bristol city centre offices 
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.
We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
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