• Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • R02119
  • Closing date 27th Jun 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

Manufacturing UK is an integral part of the Operations Directorate whose principal mission is to ensure that MBDA’s commitments are met in terms of time, cost and quality.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Manufacturing MRP Controller to support a multi-disciplined team in the delivery of production contracts containing both development and production elements. This is an excellent opportunity to join UK Manufacturing as part of the live build team at Stevenage in support of multi project customer deliveries.
What we're looking for
  • Experienced and motivated Team Leader with a consistent track record in the delivery of logistics solutions associated to the planning and control of production tasks within a high profile manufacturing environment.
  • A natural communicator, able to build strong collaborative relationships, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active and tenacious; you will be able to prioritise and understand strategic business needs as well as handling the day-to-day tactical decisions
  • Proven track record in the application of production logistics techniques skills in a relevant business environment.
  • Knowledge of working with an MRP system would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Explosives Regulations 2014 and ADR (Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Road) would be an advantage.
  • In depth knowledge of using SAP within a Planning Function, in particular MRP is essential. Good knowledge of SAP at a transactional level, especially experience on implementing / improving good use of SAP.
Here's what’s in it for you

This role will provide many stimulating challenges, personal development opportunities and the chance to influence at senior levels. MBDA values its employee’s personal and professional development and therefore provides opportunities for both support of on the job training, e-learning and classroom learning in a variety of technical and managerial subjects.
Here's what we offer
*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
  • Maintaining the manufacturing bill of materials and project manufacturing strategy.
  • Management and supervision of manufacturing planning and controllers employed in the planning, maintenance and delivery of live missile assemblies, in line with the manufacturing production schedule for all programmes of work at the Stevenage site
  • Schedule all work through all the process manufacturing facilities within the Stevenage site
  • Coordination for effective non-conformance management controls ensuring corrective action is taken by movement of hardware (eg. Assign for repair/scrap.)
  • Monitor topical knowledge of inventory holdings to effectively manage and control financial implications
  • Proactive involvement in the support and development of deployed staff
  • Management of deployed labour performance and where appropriate use of company processes. Identify and implement process improvement for the business by leadership of team through working groups (CIAGs) where appropriate.
  • Review potential work and support the compilation of bids & estimates
  • Manage the movements of all hardware including explosive articles and completed missile product in and out of Stevenage
  • Manage the efficient use of storage space maintaining stocks within explosive safety limits for all buildings and overall site in accordance with licensing limits
  • Organisation of transportation for explosives articles and completed weapons for onward delivery to customer or designated points of delivery.
Join a great team!

The successful candidates will be joining an established and focused team that are working hard towards several key landmarks that will take a high technology product through its development phase into series production.
The Stevenage team is ready to welcome an enthusiastic team leader that can ensure Customer expectations and needs are exceeded on a consistent basis.

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 ‎


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.


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. "

Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.


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.


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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