Purchasing Officer – ADFGSE

Job Description

About the Role

Babcock is currently seeking a Purchasing Officer to become an integral part of one of our Defence contracts. In this position, you will play a key role in procuring goods and services for our Australian Defence Force Ground Support Equipment contract (ADFGSE). We have established a strategic partnership with the Australian Defence Force for the efficient asset management of the common GSE fleet.

Your responsibilities will include preparing and issuing purchase orders through both Babcock’s and our clients’ ERP systems. You will actively contribute to ensuring the timely delivery of orders from suppliers, monitoring their performance against contractual obligations. Additionally, the role involves implementing effective processes to manage supplier and inventory-related activities, aiming to minimise risks in the areas of quality, on-time delivery, and cost.

In this role, you will be involved in reviewing and updating processes, aligning them with continuous improvement strategies. Your focus will be on enhancing the efficiency of inventory and purchasing processes, contributing to the overall success of Babcock’s operations.

You will bring

  • Tertiary qualifications in Supply Chain and/ or Logistics.
  • Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Office software (Word, Excel, etc) and ERP systems.
  • Negotiation and influencing skills to achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Experience with MILIS in Defence Inventory Management, Governance and Stocktaking.  
  • Australian Citizen with a current NV1 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.


To learn more about Babcock visit www.babcock.com.au


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: 56683