Head of Operational Procurement

  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Sector:

    Engineering

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £75000 - £80000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Laurence whiffin

  • Contact email:

    laurence.whiffin@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH110712_1568821293

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-10-18


Supply Chain and Logistics Director
REF: SF 27288

Location: Devonport, Plymouth

Main Purpose of Role

Here at Babcock International we are looking to recruit a Supply Chain and Logistics Director for a rare and exciting opportunity to join this FTSE listed engineering and support services business, to be based primarily from our regional headquarters on HMNB Devonport, Plymouth.

Reporting to the Corporate Services Director, the Supply Chain and Logistics Director (Naval Nuclear), will act as the single point of contact for all Naval Nuclear Business Units for all aspects of material, services and sub-contract supply chain and logistics activities.

The Supply Chain and Logistics Director will lead a team of Strategic and Operational Procurement, Material Management, Material Planning, Supply Chain and Supplier Management, Logistics, Freight and Warehousing specialists, (c300+ staff) across the Naval Nuclear business unit (NN), and will:

  • Provide transformational and change leadership that will continuously develop the NN Supply Chain and Logistics function
  • Develop and deliver the Supply Chain and Logistics strategy across NN as an active member of the NN Senior Leadership Team
  • Identify, coordinate and control the delivery, performance and execution of all material, services and sub-contract activities across NN
  • Provides functional governance for supply chain and logistics activities within NN



The experience and competence requirements of this post are;

  • Transformational leadership experience
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Customer focused
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Collaborative and influential in relationships
  • Goal orientated - focused on team and business outcomes
  • Able to coach and motivate people
  • Experience in change, project and risk management



The following competencies are desirable;

  • Experience in the engineering service sector
  • Strong background in supply chain management
  • Experience in private Aerospace, Defence OEM and service sectors
  • Experience in the public sector



Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, excellent starting salary, car allowance, bonus scheme, BUPA private medical, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, and flexible working arrangements.