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Procurement Manager - Services in City of London, Devon, United Kingdom

Procurement Manager (Services)
SF31082

Devonport, Plymouth
£43,445 - £48,770, dependant on experience

Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.


About the Role

This role sits within the Naval Nuclear Central Procurement Team, who provide procurement support through a commodity based structure to the embedded Supply Chain Procurement Teams within the business units.

In this role, you will manage the operation of the services hub and drive performance of the procurement team in line with business objectives and needs.

This is a first level line management role and must ensure the team delivers its objectives and business targets. Reporting to the Head of Procurement services.

The role carries managerial control of team and in addition personal responsibility for key suppliers or major supply categories. Duties include:

  • Lead, control and manage a procurement team such that staff are developed, utilised and deployed effectively.
  • Develop, manage, analyse and drive performance in line with business objectives, KPIs and service levels
  • Manage and optimise team performance & supplier performance through SPM/SRM
  • Optimise procurement processes and manage team order book effectively/effectively
  • Build and maintain business/supplier relationships
  • Identify and implement value/opportunities/risks

What is on offer?

  • Permanent role
  • Salary from £43,445 - £48,770, dependant on experience
  • Career development opportunities within large FTSE250 organisation

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

What do I need to do the role?

  • Experience in leading high-performing procurement & supply chain teams
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in managing the procurement of services, rather than materials
  • Defence sector or similar experience – desirable, not essential
  • MCIPS qualified or equivalent – desirable


Company Information
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Location
This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

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. Babcock International Group is 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 fit your specific needs.

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