Future Systems Industrial Manager

Competitive Salary & Benefits
16 May 2019
15 Jun 2019
Rosie Connor
Location; Stevenage or Bristol

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen in a dynamic and unique multi-national function managing MBDA’s interface and definition of future project Supply Chain Architectures.  This is for an experienced individual with a mind-set for strategy and innovation. The successful candidate will be driving forward with the mission to identify and develop a high performing innovative supply chain aligned to MBDA business objectives.   This role will consider applicants in either our Stevenage or Bristol sites.
The Role
The role has multiple facets is to ensure proper implementation of industrial policies and make/ buy strategies for the Future Projects Missiles Equipments and system, and contribute to shaping the future competitive and innovative MBDA industrial footprint & supply chain – in coordination with Group & National requirements.
Key responsibilities:
  • Support Future Systems Project Teams to shape the Supply Chain and develop Industrial workshare.
    • Ensure make-buy and industrial policies are applied in early phase of projects.
    • Provide supplier performance, capability and risk assessment, with support from Supply Chain Management.
    • Promote and support Industrial footprint rationalization initiatives supporting MBDA Industrial Policies and target Supply Chain Architecture – taking into account and supporting offset policies.
  • Provide Supply Chain capability in support of future programmes
    • Contribute proactively, to the strategic sourcing opportunities and industrial architecture roadmaps for key future programmes.
    • Contribute proactively to the strategic sourcing opportunities and industrial architecture roadmaps to major mid-life update programmes.
    • Present (with Major Equipment Procurement) the Industrial and Sourcing Plans of Future Systems programmes for PGi approval.
    • Contribute to business forecast for major equipments driven by central forecast team, consolidate at project level and embed with project business teams.

  • Lead, for supplied equipments, Project Industrial activities during Future Systems concept phase and transition into development, in support of MEP and the Head of Manufacturing.
    • Influence Industrial solution and supply chain architecture at early stage during project concept design and producibility activities.
    • Determine the project Industrial Requirements and embed within Suppliers Statement of Work (SOW).
    • Support Procurement and Project Team to evaluate, develop and accept Suppliers proposals, specifically related to supplier manufacturing & industrial plans.
    • Support Suppliers in undertaking Industrial Validation activities, such as; Systems/Design/Process FMEAs, MRL assessments, Manufacturing working groups etc to ensure that robust and comprehensive industrial solutions can be developed.
    • Ensure the development and implementation of Supplier Manufacturing Inspection and Test architectures and processes in line agreed Supplier manufacturing plans.
    • Generate industrial risks & opportunities register, including risks to UPC and delivery schedule.
    • Facilitate operational involvement of suppliers during development to promote co-specification methodologies across projects.
    • Support Supplier Chain Manager “SCM” case by case.
    • Ensure that obsolescence and Mid-life Updates are managed and VMS impact assessed at system level.
  • Provide bid for Suppliers Industrial Manager costs into Manufacturing work package estimate and contribute to monthly time now updates and regular Cost at Completion reviews.
  • Direct, coach and lead less experienced colleagues.
What’s in it for you?
  • Opportunity to influence and develop company Industrial Policies (Group), ensuring UK and Future Supply Chain Architectures.
  • Opportunity to be involved in complex international development programmes, owning and delivering a critical element to ensure MBDA delivers on our customer commitments.
  • A unique role that will provide visibility and experience across all major equipments of missile and weapon systems, exposing the successful applicant to a range of complex and technologically advanced products and technologies.
  • The role sits within a multi-national department with equivalent teams in France and Italy, offering opportunities to build international networks, travel and develop language skills.
  • The 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 Architecture and 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.
  • This new team is growing to provide operational and industrial capability to the procurement community and steer and influence company Industrial Policies, so is an exciting prospect for anyone wishing to be involved in a challenging change programme and with a desire to shape the way we deliver projects.
  • The Team are driving towards achieving a vision of‘A performaing and sustainable Major Equipment Supply Chain that delivers to our business and customer requirements a supply base capable of supporting MBDA’s global vision and strategy.
What are we looking for?
  • Engineering or Business Qualification, preferably to Degree level.
  • Substantial project or industrial experience in Defence related or similar international businesses.
  • Strategic and Innovative mindset.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain principles, practices and processes.
  • Experienced in Product and Process Risk Management.
  • Good understanding of Project Management principles, practices and processes.
  • Good commercial and financial understanding, ability to manage budgets.
  • Very good negotiating and influencing skills.
  • 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.
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