Procurement Specialist

Job Description

  • Spearhead strategic supplier partnerships to drive innovation and cost savings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to influence and optimise procurement strategies.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance procurement processes and efficiency.

About the Role

An excellent opportunity for you to join Babcock’s expanding Procurement team, where you’ll be involved in a range of Defence Maritime Sustainment programs. In this role, you’ll be tasked with overseeing the strategic upstream activities within our Defence contract. Your primary responsibility will be to foster supplier relationships by adhering to best practices that align with Babcock’s corporate objectives.

Your duties will encompass guiding comprehensive contract negotiations with both existing and potential suppliers. You’ll also play a vital role in supporting and monitoring key initiatives to maximise cost savings and overall benefits. Furthermore, your role will involve optimising cost-effectiveness, meeting stakeholder needs and expectations, and implementing a systematic approach to identify and manage supply chain risks. This approach is crucial in order to prevent, mitigate, or eliminate adverse impacts on Babcock and our valued customers.

You will bring

  • Proven commercial acumen and negotiator, with thorough understanding of category management, supply chain mechanisms and risk assessment.
  • Proven supply base management and strategic sourcing skills in a highly complex and regulated environment.
  • Understanding of contract principles, with exposure to complex contracts, ideally ASDEFCON.
  • Practitioner of procurement policies, processes and procedures related to category management.
  • The ability to conduct detailed cost analysis, compare costs using TCO principles, and calculate should-costs.
  • Experience in operational and engineering services-based supply chain environment is desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Australian Citizen with a Defence security clearance (or the ability to obtain).

What we offer you


  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We offer flexible working arrangements where possible to help employees find the right balance between work and home life;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day.


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority.  To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, some roles within the business will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to gain access to sites.  Please speak to us if you have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


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Job Req ID: 54265