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Senior Supplier Development Manager

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
14 Feb 2021

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Discipline
Procurement
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Business & Non-Engineering
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Job Details

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity in a fast moving, unique, multi-national Function running 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 to ensure Capability, Capacity and Performance against current and future Domestic and Export programme requirements.
 
What are we looking for?
  • Engineering or Business Qualification, preferably to Degree level plus CIPS post-graduate Diploma or equivalent and/or a significant track record of demonstrable experience/delivery within a supply chain arena.
  • Experience of supply chain management in the Aerospace or Defence Industry or Manufacturing environments alongside Product and Process Risk Management.
  • Good understanding of Project management principles practices and processes.
  • Good commercial and financial understanding, including strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
 
What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to be involved in sophisticated international development programmes, delivering a critical element to facilitate delivery. This is 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 role sits within a multi-national department with equivalent teams in France and Italy, meaning we can offer opportunities to build international networks, travel and develop language skills. The ISP directorate are developing a Procurement Academy to support career development.
 
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities!
 
The Role

The primary objective of this role is to create a robust, sustainable and high performing Supply Chain focused on Continuous Improvement to maintain MBDA’s ability to meet customer delivery for current and future programmes.
  • Managing a portfolio of Strategic and Key suppliers you will lead 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 transversally at all levels as well as internationally.
  • 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.
  • Generate Supplier Risk Profile through Risk Understanding assessment as part of the Supply Chain Risk Management process, determining a baseline maturity scorecard and create associated improvement and mitigation plans.
  • 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.
  • Develop Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plans (CSIP) and track improvement trend against baseline maturity score
  • Ensure sustainability during potential ramp-up or ramp-down phase.
  • Provide a project focused Supply Chain interface to collate Supplier Risk, Performance and Improvement metrics and report to wider stakeholder community.
  • Support the Department Head in the development of standard methodology processes and tools. Promote and share these with both national and international colleagues.
 
Here's what’s great about our team

We are 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.
 
MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

Company

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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