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Buyer (Temporary)


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9 Ottawa, ON, CA, K1P 5E7

Onsite or Hybrid: 


Buyer (12-month Contract)

Ottawa, ON/Victoria, BC 


Expected Salary: $54,105 to $81,158


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.

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.

Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our Principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the Principles that help make us great at what we do:

  • Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
  • Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
  • Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
  • Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
  • Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
  • Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.


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


In this role, you will:

  • Schedule – Procure goods and services in a timely manner in order to meet the project schedule
  • Cost – Achieve the lowest total acquisition cost and negotiate savings where possible
  • Quality – Responsible for suppliers’ quality performance; engage with internal stakeholders such as engineering, technical inspectors and cataloguing to resolve any technical issues that may emerge
  • Follow Babcock Canada’s commercial guidelines and ensure all contracts are within the agreed terms and conditions
  • Standing Offer – The buyer may be asked to negotiate Standing Offer Agreements and/or Service Level Agreements with suppliers
  • New Market analysis and supply chain design in support of new business.
  • Supplier performance and risk mitigation for nominated suppliers
  • Manage Supply. The buyer shall manage suppliers and will be responsible for the suppliers relationship:
    • Engage proactively with the suppliers to develop formal relationships
    • Ensure that goods and services are delivered on-time; advise the project if goods and services are late and develop mitigation actions
    • Act as the point of contact for all supplier issues pertaining to logistics, invoicing, documentation, etc.
    • Support Category Management and assist in developing category/supplier strategies
    • Where possible, identify and develop new suppliers
    • Monitor supplier performance using key performance indicators (KPI’s) and aim for continuous improvements
  • Manage the Order Book: The buyer is responsible for the order book (the order book covers the entire lifecycle, including but not limited to requisition to purchase order, delivery, payment and closeout.)
  • Assist the Senior Buyer and the Procurement Manager as and when required with the day to day operation and management of the procurement activities


The ideal candidate brings:


  • You have 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • You hold American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Supply Chain or Procurement certifications (considered an asset)
  • You hold a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, or other degree/diploma (considered an asset)
  • You have knowledge of commercial business practices and proven communication skills, both verbally and written
  • You have experience in sourcing and supplier selection, supplier performance management, supplier capability assessments and supplier risk management
  • You have the ability to analyse information while using critical thinking
  • You have the ability to act professionally to internal and external stakeholders
  • You are proficient with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • You have experience in industrial supply chain (considered an asset)
  • You have experience with computerized purchasing systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools (considered an asset)
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


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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