Manufacturing Manager

BAE Systems
Kent, England, Rochester
08 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Hannah Bence

Manufacturing Manager

Would you like to work in a key role which contributes to the successful delivery of various programmes whilst utilising the newest defence technology on the market? We currently have a vacancy for a Manufacturing Manager at our site in Rochester.

As a Manufacturing Manager, you will lead a number of IMTs (Integrated Manufacturing Teams) throughout their Project's lifecycle (Development / Production / Support) driving Operational Excellence throughout.

You will be accountable for all aspects of manufacturing including performance, people, equipment, environment and safety and will understand the needs of the Project's both now and in the future and will plan accordingly to meet these needs.

This newly created role will provide you with the opportunity to grow within BAE Systems and progress upwards within the team.

Your main responsibilities as a Manufacturing Manager will involve:

Overseeing manufacturing performance (OTD, cost, quality & safety) of a number of Projects

Leading several small teams including recruitment and development of individuals

Providing the Operations labour element of estimates for the programmes and supporting the associated bid activities

Future planning for programmes for people, equipment and environment

Driving Quality improvements and Cost Reduction activities

Communicating performance to relevant stakeholders

Delivering the Operations strategy for their business area

Ensuring the team and manufacturing cell is of the right size and capability to deliver the operations plan reliably and efficiently

Your skills and qualifications as a Manufacturing Manager:

Essential skills

Previous experience of leading and managing small teams

Lean manufacturing knowledge

An understanding of MRP systems and associated tools

Programme management skills

Desirable Skills

Experience of working in a manufacturing environment would be highly advantageous

Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in a Manufacturing/Engineering or Business discipline

What we're looking for in you:

You will be operationally and strategically minded with the ability to lead and motivate multi-functional teams, providing clear direction. You will have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence and maintain excellent business relationships across all levels within the business.

Location: Rochester

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.





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