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Assistant Buyer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 04/09/2018
  • Job reference: J384150A

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Assistant Buyer- Competitive Salary - Bristol

Babcock International is a global engineering services business, with 35,000 people working for us.

Babcock's Defence Systems Technology business provides design, manufacture and support services to large, demanding clients, whose expectations and standards are exceptionally high. We have facilities at several sites in the UK, including Bristol, Leicester and Plymouth, as well as a number of overseas locations, including Canada, South Korea and Australia. The business continues to win new work and to grow at a significant pace; as a result we are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and driven people to work in our Procurement and Supply Chain team.

Everything we do for our customers involves the management of supply chains, so our Procurement and Supply Chain function is of strategic importance to the business. As the UK's leading engineering services business, we offer the chance for you to work on projects of national importance, in a dynamic, rewarding environment and with the opportunity for ongoing professional development and career progression.

What's on Offer?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Great career progression working within a leading engineering business
  • 25 Days Holiday + Pension + Expenses + Flexible Benefits

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Conducting and supporting sourcing activities;
  • Conducting annual supplier assessments in accordance with Babcock's due diligence programme;
  • Expediting supplier order books to support our Customer's requirements;
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders and our third party logistics providers;
  • Supporting Supplier Relationship Management activities;
  • Managing the quality of data in our company ERP system.

Qualification/ Skills & Attributes:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of Supply Chain requirements.
  • Experience in a supplier-facing or customer-facing role;
  • Clear understanding of the benefits that the Procurement and Supply Chain function can bring to a business;
  • Ability to assess and prioritise tasks effectively;
  • Commercially astute;
  • Studying towards, or willing to study for, MCIPS qualification;
  • Confident, self-motivated and with a flexible approach to workload.
  • Good communicator with the ability to establish strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Holder of a full UK driving licence

If you would like to be considered for the position please submit an application or contact Sarah Kesaulija on 01179 309 708

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