Procurement Specialist

Job Description

  • Drive Procurement initiatives across integral Defence programs.
  • Become part of a team dedicated to fostering your professional growth.
  • Innovate and devise value-added solutions to enhance business operations.

About the Role

Babcock is on the lookout for several Procurement Specialists to join our vibrant and diverse Procurement Team, focusing on crucial Defence programs as part of our expanding operations.

In these roles, you’ll play a pivotal part in overseeing the strategic upstream activities within Defence. Your main responsibilities will involve cultivating strong supplier relationships in alignment with our business objectives, and steering negotiations for contracts with existing and prospective suppliers. Moreover, you’ll be instrumental in devising, supporting, and tracking key initiatives aimed at maximising savings and advantages.

Your role will also encompass spearheading procurement plans and sourcing strategies based on thorough research and analysis, ensuring optimal value for money outcomes while meeting the needs and expectations of stakeholders. With a keen eye for analysis, you’ll systematically identify and manage supply chain risks, working to pre-empt, mitigate, or eliminate any adverse impacts on Babcock and our valued clients.

If you’re enthusiastic about the realm of Procurement and relish the idea of achieving exceptional results in a supportive environment, then seize this opportunity to advance your career with Babcock!

You will bring

  • Australian Citizenship with a Defence security clearance (or the ability to obtain).
  • Experience in operational and engineering services-based supply chain environment.
  • Category management experience.
  • Proven supply base management and strategic sourcing skills in a highly complex and regulated environment.
  • Understanding of contract law, with exposure to complex contracts, ideally ASDEFCON.
  • Cost accounting knowledge, with the ability to conduct detailed cost analysis, compare costs using TCO principles, and calculate should-costs.

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 a 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.


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Job Req ID: 57180