Procurement Manager

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9.5 billion in 2018/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 1000 talented people. Operating across aviation, marine, oil and gas, mining and construction, cyber security, defence, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally.

Naval Ship Management (NSM) is a Joint Venture between Babcock and UGL and currently has an exciting newly created opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Procurement Manager to join their growing and successful team based in North Sydney.

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for the short to medium term procurement decisions that meet operational requirements whilst minimizing contract risk and maximizing value for money. Key to this role will be the development of procurement initiatives within the procurement manager’s market scope which will include analysis of the market, supplier engagement, establishing of contractual and pricing arrangements and ongoing supplier performance management, monitoring and reporting.

To be the successful candidate for this position you will require the following qualifications and experience:

  • Review market pricing structures and establish frameworks that create transparency across varying services and trades, for the established category

  • Development of procurement management plans and strategies

  • Negotiations and agreements with suppliers including contract terms and pricing structures, whilst mitigating commercial risks to the business

  • Establishment of long term partnerships and preferred suppliers as well as ongoing assistance with the development of relationships with all suppliers to the business

  • Liaise with subcontractors and suppliers to identify cost effective procurement processes that reduce overall costs

  • Collaborate with the Operations and Commercial function to ensure that operational requirements are being met whilst commercial policy is being adhered to

  • Ongoing performance management, analysis and reporting of subcontractor performance

  • Contribute to a “Safety First” culture through demonstrating “felt leadership” and participation in HSE initiatives;

  • Provide leadership and direction to all internal and external stakeholders, so that all employees are: engaged with the business; understand and adopt NSM’s values, strategy and plans; and are motivated to achieve their objectives and improve the business;

  • Maintain a focus on the development of our people, identify resourcing gaps, and actively participate in the recruitment process as required to meet business needs;

About You

NSM are seeking an experienced Procurement Manager that has a proven track record of delivery within a complex environment. You will be an experienced procurement leader with supporting tertiary qualifications within an associated discipline and have an excellent interpersonal and analytical skill set. Additionally you will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving change and enjoys working within a team environment but can also work autonomously as required. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your work load and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. Ideally the successful candidate would have extensive exposure within contract negotiations and working in an environment of dynamic change. ASDEFCON exposure would be highly desirable.


About us:

In return NSM offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.






Job no: KGAQ91822

Location: Sydney - NSW

Closing Date: Friday, 6 December 2019