Supply Chain Manager

Competitive Salary & Benefits
04 Dec 2018
03 Jan 2019
Rosie Connor
The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity in a fast moving, unique, multi-national Function managing the Company Industrial Policy and Supply Chain Management approach. The successful candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and development of an assigned portfolio of Major Equipment Suppliers in order to ensure Capability, Capacity and Performance against current and future Domestic and Export programme requirements.
The Role
The primary objective of this Supply Chain Management role is to support the creation of a robust, sustainable and high performing Supply Chain focused on Continuous Improvement in order to maintain MBDA’s ability to meet customer delivery milestones for current and future programmes. Managing a portfolio of equipment suppliers you will support cross functional activities to assess the Operational Performance and Business Capabilities of your suppliers. The role is a pivotal position that requires the ability to be able to engage and build effective relationships at all levels.
  • Development Phase (for assigned Portfolio of Suppliers):
    • Support Project Industrial Manager for Supplied Equipment (IMSE) during the development phase, by providing a complete picture of Supplier Performance, Risk, Capability and Global Capacity.
    • Contribute, as appropriate, to Industrial Validation Process (PRR, FAI, IVM, VMS) in support of the Project IMSE and endorse the Surveillance Plan to be executed during the Production phase
  • Production Phase (for assigned Portfolio of Suppliers):
    • Risk Management
      • Generate Supplier Risk Profile through Risk Understanding assessment as part of the Supply Chain Risk Management process, determining a baseline maturity scorecard.
      • Identify potential industrial Supply Chain Risks and put in place associated improvement and mitigation plans. Manage risks to closure. Escalate critical Supply Chain risks affecting Supplier OT and OQ performance using company Risk tool.
    • Industrial Performance
      • Monitor Supplier Performance (On Time, On Quality) and its adherence to Operational demand during production.
      • Manage preventive analysis against delivery performance:Conduct root cause analysis, in conjunction with Supplier, in order to address actual and predicted poor performance against OT and OQ targets.
    • Recovery and Improvement actions
      • Develop Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plans (CSIP) and track improvement trend against baseline maturity score. – both looking at MBDA and supplier sides
    • Manufacturing capabilities sustainability
    • Ensure, after VMS, the continuity of industrial processes and tools at the supplier facility, put in place during development and in consistency with Surveillance Plan. Ensure sustainability during potential ramp-up or ramp-down phase.
What’s in it for you?
  • The role will require stakeholder engagement and facilitation within a multi-functional team environment in order to assess and continuously improve the supply chain.
  • Opportunity to be involved in complex international development programmes, responsible for delivering a critical element to ensure MBDA delivers on our customer commitments.
  • A unique role that will provide visibility and experience across major equipments of missile and weapon systems, exposing the successful applicant to a range of complex and technologically advanced products and technologies.
  • The Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain Management and Procurement (ISP) directorate are developing a Procurement Academy to deliver enhanced levels of capability and certified training in support of career path development to ensure MBDA keep up with the complex environment that we work within.
What’s great about the team?
  • The Supply Chain Management team is a dynamic, growing and experienced team with a balance of technical and business professionals, which ensure that we cover the diverse range of skills required.
  • Each Supply Chain Manager shall have allocated to him/her a portfolio of suppliers, for which to be responsible for delivering continuous improvement in capability and performance.
  • Supply Chain Management is positioned alongside major stakeholders in order to maximise the added value of the activities and function that it delivers.
  • The Team are driving towards achieving a vision of ‘A robust and sustainable Major Equipment Supply Chain that delivers to our business and customer requirements supply base capable of supporting MBDA’s global vision and strategy'
What are we looking for?
  • Ideally Engineering or Business Qualification, preferably to HND level
  • Experience within Aerospace, Defence Industry or Manufacturing environments
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain practices and processes.
  • Understanding of Product and Process Risk Management and Continuous Improvement
  • Objective driven, determination to learn and develop
  • Strong interpersonal skills – willing to further develop his / her network
  • Excellent communication skills: able to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels.
What would you get?
  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.
MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
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