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Supplier Development Manager - Stevenage or Bolton

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8340S
  • Closing date 21st Mar 2021

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
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.

What are we looking for?
  • Good influencing skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Root cause analysis, 8D’s, A3’s, Fishbone
  • Proven experience within a Manufacturing environment, Capability & Capacity expertise
  • Working in a Matrix organisation

What’s in it for you?
  • The role will require engagement, collaboration and facilitation within a multi-functional team environment in order to assess and continuously improve the supply chain.
  • Opportunity to be involved in sophisticated international development programmes, delivering a critical element to help deliver 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 sophisticated products and technologies.
  • The Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain and Procurement (ISP) directorate are developing a Procurement Academy to deliver enhanced levels of capability and certified training, so we can support career path 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 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. Running 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.

Here's what’s great about our 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. We are positioned alongside major partners to improve the added value of the activities and function that it delivers.
We 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

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.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

WHO WE ARE

MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.

MORE THAN A JOB

We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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