Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Do you know how many parts go into a submarine, aircraft carrier, tank or nuclear power plant? Whether designing, building, operating, managing or maintaining vital assets, one thing is certain: Procurement & Supply Chain lies at the heart of our operations, and plays a pivotal role in our business success. In fact, working to optimise our demand planning, sourcing, supplier relationships and effective inventory management is key to Babcock’s ability to deliver to our customers. 

Join our Procurement and Supply Chain Management team and you’ll experience immensely varied and interesting work. Over the duration of the programme you’ll learn about how we make build vs. buy decisions, design supply chains, provide sourcing expertise and leverage third party relationships to maximise value and support our business growth agenda. 

We’re proud to have been externally recognised by Procurement Leaders for the ‘2017 Procurement Employer’ Award –and have been shortlisted for the ‘Best People Development Initiative’ in the CIPS UK Supply Management Awards 2017.

Where you can join us

Places on our Procurement and Supply Chain Management graduate programme for Autumn 2018 are available within Marine (Plymouth), Marine (Rosyth), Land and Group business areas.

What you'll be doing 

The members of our teams often say that there’s no typical day in the life of the Procurement Management & Supply Chain professional. We touch every kind of project, so you might find yourself doing in-depth spend reviews, building sourcing strategies, supporting supplier innovation days, identifying value chain opportunities, conducting supplier performance reviews, supporting bid teams, or involved in other functional activities. Whatever the activity is, it will be challenging and will make a difference – supporting the business and servicing our customers.

What you'll get out of it

You’ll work on projects across our organisation, developing a deep understanding of the diverse businesses whilst building a well-rounded skillset for the years to come. Every step of the way, you’ll be mentored and supported towards gaining professional accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). And while you’re on the programme, you’ll enjoy a competitive starting salary of £28k-£30k.*

What you'll need

You’ll need a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and demonstrable interest in Procurement or Supply Chain. Naturally, you’ll be ambitious and a self-starting individual who enjoys the challenges of a fast-paced and complex environment. You’ll need good interpersonal skills, the ability to drive change and results, plus a clear potential for inspiring others. Join us and you’ll find we expect a great deal from our people. You’ll be challenged and rewarded in equal measure from the outset.

*Depending on location, role and qualifications.

 

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