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Business Resource Manager

Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
30 Dec 2021

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Project Engineering
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Engineering Manager
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Fundamental to the success of any improvement activity is the ability to measure business performance. Missile Design UK is looking for a Business Resource Manager who will own the operational metrics of the business.

The role will be a great opportunity to experience the functional side of MBDA, away from projects, and to get wider visibility of the business. This is a high profile role and you will work closely with a number of internal partners including Finance, ISP and IRAD, as well as building strong relationships with a number of external Offload providers.

You will report to the Missile Design UK Function Support who is responsible for creating a coherent capability programme for the division and will be responsible for:
  • Support to the Division Head and functional managers in understanding the true resource needs for the Division and constituent functions:
  • Analysis and influence over the annual Workload Forecast
  • Derivation and maintenance of the Division/Function workload forecast (the bottom-up view)
  • Conduct due diligence on offload activity within the division
  • Managing the IRAD spend of the division
  • Supporting the creation of functional finance budgets and monitoring spend
  • Working with function heads to agree meaningful milestones and tracking progress throughout the year
  • Monitoring of vacancies including tracking of CV numbers
  • Monitoring critical vacancies
  • Main point of contact for MDUK with Engineering-wide activities concerning offload
You will have good people skills as well as being someone who can work well with significant amounts of data, finding creative ways to organise it to deliver effective key messages across the MDUK functions.
What were looking for
  • This is a role that would be equally suited to someone with an engineering background looking to expand their knowledge of the business, or someone with a business background looking to develop their knowledge of our engineering activities
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel essential
  • You must be comfortable working in a high profile role and attending meetings with Engineering senior management
  • You must be organised and capable of working to deadlines
  • Must be capable of negotiating and influencing senior management
  • You must be adaptable & flexible in order to meet the constantly evolving priorities across the business
Whats in it for you?
  • We offer a supportive working environment with the opportunity to develop your skills at an exciting time for the wider business
  • With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europes leading guided weapons company and with this in mind, we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge, by exploiting new markets and new applications for our world-class technology base
  • Our success is based on the dedication of our people and we strive to offer all employees an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career
  • Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards
Our benefits
  • 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.
Why us?

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.

Were here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families the UKs work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working!

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role!


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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