Sourcing Specialist

Job ID: 641781
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Category: Strategy
Salary: Negotiable
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Category Sourcing Specialist – Facilities Management
The Category Sourcing Specialist is accountable for executing; implementing and managing performance of Group-wide contracts in support of the overall category strategy covering c£50m GBP of annual pan-divisional spend in the facilities management category
Category Management:
Provides input into the overall category strategy, including market perspectives, contractor performance, industry cost structures and Total Cost of Ownership drivers.
Where appropriate, takes ownership of the strategy for major sub-category spend, including delivery of associated cost optimisation targets.
Supplier Management:
Provides input on individual contract performance in order to inform category and executive level supplier engagement.
Where appropriate, takes ownership of strategic supplier relationships for major sub-category spend.
Captures specific business requirements and builds into ITT or RFx documents.
Executes group-wide or pan-division sourcing activity using current sourcing methodologies in order to put fit-for-purpose supply contracts in place.
Accountable for the implementation of pan-divisional contracts so that they can be used in practice by the business units.
Where appropriate, supports major bid activity where there is a significant category requirement.
Contract Management:
Monitors and manages contract compliance by the Business Units, including root cause analysis for non-compliance and taking any necessary corrective actions.
Establishes and monitors an appropriate supplier KPI regime, and actively manages contract performance through timely contract governance in order to achieve Babcock business plans and objectives.
Qualifications and Requirements
Education & Professional Qualifications:
Engineering, science, Supply Chain Management or other relevant degree. Advanced degrees (MBA, Masters) preferred.
MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications preferred.
Experience & Background:
Relevant experience in Sourcing & Procurement
Will have led the end-to-end sourcing process for multi-million pound contracts within the FM category.
Previous experience of delivering successful sourcing projects in large, complex and decentralised corporate environments.
Track record of implementing contract performance measurement frameworks and implementing initiatives to improve post-award supplier performance.
Business Skills & Knowledge:
High quality communication ability, both written and orally
High commercial and analytical skills, with a proven ability to use procurement to unlock value for the business
Strategic thinker, with the ability to establish and communicate the vision and strategic direction for the category.
Will have successfully engaged across all levels of an organisation from board level to mid-management and tactical personnel
Excellent interpersonal, listening and influencing skills
Delivery focussed with a pragmatic, hands-on-approach that enables strategies to be fully executed.
Ability to operate successfully in dual reporting or matrix organisations.
Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.
This position is within the Corporate Services business unit as a PC grade.
Babcock offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE 100 employer including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.
This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage.

There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.
Company Information
This role is within the Marine & Technology Division. The Division employs over 9,000 highly skilled people and is the UK's leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval support facilities.
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Application Information
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Vacancy Contact Details
Close date for the role will be 30/01/2017
For more information about the role, please contact Ian Hutchings in the HR Recruitment team at
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