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Procurement & Supply Chain Lead

  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Management
  • Date posted: 09/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH90063

Procurement & Supply Chain Lead

12 Month + Fixed Term Contract

£55,000 - £60,000 + Benefits

We are looking to recruit a Supply Chain Manager for a 12 - 18 month contract working for the UKs largest engineering and support services organisation based ideally in Bristol, however the role has national coverage so location not critical.

Reporting to the Head of Category Management Marine Sector, the Procurement & Supply Chain Lead will have responsibility for category leadership, including strategy definition and execution across Projects and Business Units within the Marine Division and, where relevant, across the wider Group.

Objectives for this role will include:

  • Establishing Project and Business Unit requirements, including those driven by the future bid pipeline
  • Supporting business growth teams to design and engage supply chains to deliver supply solutions that meet future requirements
  • Delivering tangible, bottom-line benefits to the Division resulting from pan-Business Unit category management of Spend
  • Supporting the delivery of Business Unit strategies through the appropriate application of supplier relationship management and the provision of category subject matter expertise in Engineered Systems.

This will be achieved through delivering against these key responsibilities.

Category Management

  • Define category strategies that maximise value for the business based on understanding of business needs and supply market potential
  • Builds deep knowledge of the supply market within the business
  • Execution of the category strategy, including negotiating and contracting with suppliers, evaluating on-going contract and supplier performance and measuring contract compliance
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the business through a Networked Function approach


  • Working within legacy programme or New Product Introduction environments
  • Captures specific business requirements and builds into ITT or RFx documents
  • Executes pan BU sourcing activity using strategic sourcing methodologies in order to put fit-for-purpose supply contracts in place
  • Accountable for the implementation of pan-divisional contracts so that they can be used in practice by the business units
  • Where appropriate, supports major bid activity where there is a significant category requirement

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Segmenting and managing suppliers within the category
  • Executing the appropriate strategies to incentivise and engage suppliers and to measure and incentivise their performance
  • Managing appropriate supplier governance, fed by relevant data and attended by empowered representatives of both organisations
  • Ownership of overall contractual relationships where agreed

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications (desirable)
  • Engineering background favourable Experience & Background
  • Experienced procurement practitioner with knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and c. 5 Years in Sourcing & Procurement
  • Experience in category leadership
  • Subject matter expertise in an engineering and manufacturing environment, particularly design -build collaboration and subcontracting (desirable)
  • Experience working in project environments at both bidding and delivery phases of lifecycle
  • Proven track record of identifying and delivering value
  • High quality communication ability, both written and orally
  • Highly commercial, with a proven ability to use procurement to unlock value for the business
  • Delivery focussed with a pragmatic, hands-on approach that enables strategies to be fully executed
  • Will require SC clearance to work on Babcock sites

We offer the supportive environment you would expect from a leading UK multinational: including enhanced employment terms and conditions, 25 days holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours and ongoing career development opportunities.

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity please do not hesitate to apply online or call the recruitment team on 01179 309

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