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Edinburgh, Midlothian Jefferson Wells
Buyer - Facilities
Energy & Marine Services

About the Role

We are looking to recruit a Buyer to work as part of a large procurement function that supports the delivery of projects at Rosyth Dockyard.

The Buyer will have responsibility for undertaking specific procurement activities for a range of equipment, goods and services. This will involve new and existing suppliers and will involve sourcing, tendering, contracting and supplier management to ensure all is sourced in a timely, cost effective and professional manner to meet schedules and customer demand.
This particular role will focus on facilities management related categories such as maintenance, repair, security, catering, cleaning, services and other related indirect category spend.

The portfolio of work packages will range in value, complexity and many will be of significant importance to the business.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Execution of order book management and expediting processes to ensure the supply chain delivers on time to meet all Business Unit requirements
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
Ensuring Company MRP system is fully maintained with accurate data; data which in turn feeds and influences functional metrics
Supporting monthly budget reconciliations and supplier payment milestone plans
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
Sourcing within existing supply agreements defined by Project Procurement and Category Management teams
Prompt and effective provision of spot purchasing and quotation services
Maintaining master-data
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
Work with peers and colleagues within the business to identify new opportunities and/or areas for improvement/innovation with existing contracts
Realising identified savings and management of benefits
Monitoring instances of non-routine, non-compliant / no available Contract to identify opportunities to decrease non-contract spend; driving more efficient processes, contracts, etc… Offer solutions, recommendations and taking action to implement as appropriate

What do I need to do the role?

Experience in core procurement activities - sourcing, tendering, contract drafting and supplier management
Procurement experience in Facilities / Site Maintenance Activities is advantageous
Experience in core procurement activities - sourcing, tendering, contract drafting and supplier management
IT skills (Microsoft Office package - PowerPoint, Word, Excel. SAP or similar MR system)
MCIPS or studying towards MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications is advantageous
Strong communication and networking skills with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels
Ability to work as part of a team
Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously and working in a fast paced environment

What else do I need to know?

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns at work at interview.

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.
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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