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Senior Buyer - Facilities

Senior Buyer - Facilities
SF 32884
Rosyth, Fife
Salary - £35,490 - £39,397

About the Role
Here at Babcock International Group in Rosyth, we are currently looking for a Senior Buyer to join us. We aim to deliver engineering-led and world-leading products and services across our Engineering, Specialised Manufacturing, Gas Handling Systems and Naval Marine business streams.

This role will have responsibility for undertaking specific Strategic procurement activities for a range of Capex Equipment, Services and Goods in support of major facilities projects; this will be from new and existing suppliers and will involve sourcing, tendering and contracting to ensure all is sourced in a timely, cost effective and professional manner to meet schedules and customer demand.

Forming part of the Major Projects area, your key duties will include:

  • Developing contract strategies and subsequent contracts for specific equipment/goods/services; designed to ensure best value whilst supporting the business/functional strategy and aims
  • Leading and/or supporting the process for tendering of work by suppliers; ensure tender documents are prepared, issued and subsequent submissions are handled professionally.  Returns analysed with evaluations undertaken orchestrating input from key and relevant functional disciplines.  Pursue opportunities, presenting options and recommendations as appropriate
  • Leading and/or supporting negotiations with suppliers to ensure that the most effective supply solutions are obtained
  • Being responsible for delivering medium/high value, risk and complex contracts in line with business strategy
  • Execution of supplier due diligence / on-boarding and qualification processes to ensure selected suppliers are approved and available to trade with
  • Ensuring that Babcock’s commercial position is best protected through use of agreed terms and conditions of contract and purchase orders
  • Ensure a programme of supplier reviews is carried out (as applicable), such that suppliers and supplier performance is monitored and managed
  • Monitoring existing and new contracts/suppliers that are identified as high risk/critical to ensure any KPI’s established as part of the contract are met and undertake corrective action if necessary

What do I need to do the role?

  • Procurement experience in Major Construction or Facilities Improvement projects
  • Experience in tendering for capex equipment, services and goods (both high and low value) – ability to prepare, execute and evaluate presenting a summary to a range of stakeholders
  • IT skills (Microsoft Office package – PowerPoint, Word, Excel.  SAP or similar MRP system)


  • MCIPS qualified, or studying towards – desirable
  • Knowledge of NEC Contract terms – desirable

What else do I need to know?
You should hold or have the ability to obtain full SC clearance
This role is based at Rosyth Dockyard, Fife

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance
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.

SF 32884
Job Type
Rosyth, Fife
Salary and benefits
£35,490 - £39,397
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)|Experienced (4 years +)|Manager (Location / Team Leade
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