Purchasing Team Leader

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 850 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.



We are currently seeking an experience Purchasing Team Leader to join our talented land team based in our state of the art Adelaide CBD headquarters. The Purchasing Team Leader is responsible to provide contracts and purchasing services and advice ensuring that purchasing is undertaken in a manner that delivers commercial value, manages risk and suppliers. They will deliver a high quality solution which meets the customers’ expectations and complies with contractual obligations.


Key accountabilities will include:

  • Lead a team of purchasing officers to cover the land business requirements;

  • Ensure processes are in place to effectively manage supplier and inventory related activities, in order to minimise risk to the business in the areas of quality, on-time delivery and cost;

  • Support the on-time delivery of orders from suppliers, ensuring their performance is as per contractual requirements and benchmark standards;

  • Effective management of inventory and controlled parts utilising Babcock and client systems;

  • Drive root cause analysis for all purchasing related activities for the land business;

  • Ensure on time reporting is adhered to for all required clients within the land business;

  • Continual review and update of business processes to support continuous improvement strategies and the effectiveness of the purchasing/inventory/purchasing processes;

  • Support the adequate and appropriate supply of products and services for Operations in accordance with purchasing requests;

  • Support the timely input of requests into the existing data system and adequate follow-up of outstanding/overdue orders;

  • Ensure contractors documentation (public liability insurance, work cover registration, licenses

  • & tickets etc.) is up to date at times;

  • Accurate maintenance of information for inventory and controlled parts in the Babcock and client systems;

  • Conduct stocktakes and reconcile findings;

  • Improve efficiency through the identification and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives as per internal processes

  • Ensure internal customers are provided with accurate purchasing updates on all project related orders at meetings;

  • Manage the selection criteria and due diligence of suppliers and contracted service providers.

  • Monitor and maintain the contractors induction and work permit register; and

  • Coordination with operations for required services within the Babcock policies

  • Ensure compliance with purchasing policy at all sites.

  • Ensure sufficient resources are applied to SCM activities.

  • Support the disposal process for GSE equipment and parts.

  • Information System data management

About You

This role will align with a tertiary qualified and experienced purchasing professional that has demonstrable experience working within a complex engineering or asset management environment. Additionally you will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving change and someone that enjoys managing, leading and developing teams. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your workload and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. Ideally the successful candidate will have previous experience working within the Australian Defence Supply Chain system and have exposure to the MILIS system.

About Us

In return Babcock 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


Job no: HZCJ91571

Location: Adelaide - SA

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019