Printed Circuit Board Assemblies Development Manager

Recruiter
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted
30 Apr 2018
Closes
25 May 2018
Ref
P7133
Contact
Rosie Connor
Discipline
Electronics
Sector
Defence

The Opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced leader to work within the business in a new role to co-ordinate, oversee and manage the delivery of development PCB-A’s in a fast moving development environment; via both our internal facility and key external offload partnerships.This role will require management and leadership skills across a number of core disciplines, including customers and suppliers, with the ability to influence others. 
 
  The Role

 

  • You will be responsible for engagement with customers, suppliers, design, procurement and manufacturing teams to ensure requirements are fully captured
  • As part of manufacturing strategy, you will liaise with the PCB-A Governance Team and project stakeholders to understand the most appropriate, effective and efficient route for rapid prototype and subsequent production build has been considered.You will then be responsible for the delivery of the hardware to achieve this strategy.  
  • Primarily accountable for the rapid delivery of hardware for PCB-A (CCA) requirements during the development phase, working closely with Manufacturing (Stevenage and Bolton), Electronic Engineering, Equipment and ISP (procurement) teams.
  • Create and develop robust and responsive relationships within the Electronic Engineering team to understand their requirements and provide guidance on the process for manufacture of PCB-A’s.
  • Maintain and build relationships with external suppliers, developing future strategies and agreements to support MBDA’s business needs.
  • Management of PCB-A workload ensuring activities are planned and delivered within acceptable/agreed timescales, supporting any follow on integration activities.
  • Support identification of technologies for future capability consideration with Head of Prototype Capability and Electronics Engineering PCB-A Management team.
  • Responsible for working with Procurement and Manufacturing teams to optimise processes and opportunities.
  • Responsible for working with the series Production team at Bolton to ensure development proving activities are co-ordinated during the development phase to support the transition to the series production venue.
  • Creation of robust estimates to support activities.
  • Accurate reporting of activities for both internal and customer needs.
  • Working with Procurement and Manufacturing teams to optimise processes and opportunities.
  • Responsible for working with the series Production team at Bolton to ensure development proving activities are co-ordinated during the development phase to support the transition to the series production venue.
  • Creation of robust estimates to support activities.
  • Accurate reporting of activities for both internal and customer needs.

 
  What’s in it for you?

 

 

  • The role will provide many exciting challenges and personal development opportunities, supporting the implementation of a rapid build capability.
  • The opportunity to develop and implement a unique capability improving our current practices.
  • Potential to progress within the business to other leadership roles.
  • Regular supplier visits
  • Rare opportunity to enter a very new and exciting role with the potential to develop the role further.
  • Work within varied teams and projects
  • Experience of a wide spectrum of business skills and capability from early prototype through to series production.

 
   What’s great about the team?

 

 

  • This role supports the business improvement strategy to reduce the development hardware timescales, which is essential for the development lifecycle.
  • The Stevenage team is ready to welcome an intelligent and motivated Manager/Lead that can ensure Customer expectations and needs are exceeded on a consistent basis.
  • Manufacturing UK prides itself in providing the ultimate application of manufacturing expertise and capability throughout the whole lifecycle and supply chain of our product.
  • Joining a team of highly motivated and intelligent individuals
  • A friendly and supportive network of colleagues at all levels
  • You can make a difference in shaping the future of MBDA
  • Chance to influence

 
   What are we looking for?

 

 

  • Experienced and ambitious Manager/Lead with a proven track record in the delivery of complex products and manufacturing support within a high profile manufacturing environment.
  • PCB-A technical background is preferred but not essential, but good management skills to collaborate across departments are required.
  • Experience within an engineering or production environment would be of preference.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active and tenacious individual who can prioritise and understand strategic business needs as well as managing the day-to-day tactical decisions.
  • A natural communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience at driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales.
  • Demonstrates company values to help promote this new capability within the company and influence/enhance its delivery reputation across the business.Also required to maintain and develop relationships with key suppliers.

 
  What you would get?

 

 

  • Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, an employee funded voluntary private healthcare scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

 
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