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Functional Capability Delivery Manager

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25 Aug 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.
Salary:Dependent on experience + bonus + benefits
Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

The opportunity:

MBDA is embarking on ambitious and wide-ranging improvement programmes which are going to fundamentally change the way we run our projects and develop our products. Join us as a Functional Capability Delivery Manager to deliver one of the most important programmes in the portfolio.

You'll be working alongside a Technical Expert to create project plans, manage budgets, and develop capability across the functions and cross-nations to ensure successful delivery and implementation. You'll be outward-facing - working closely with MBDA colleagues in other nations. You'll need to develop and maintain those relationships across the business, with opportunities for travel within Europe and access to a large array of training and development.

We need you to be a proven Project Manager who is able to succeed in a changing environment. You don't need to have an engineering background, although some knowledge or experience of the engineering or defence industry would help.

Our team is caring, dynamic and focussed, passionate about improving the way we undertake our system engineering activities. We are consistently striving to deliver improvement activities - to work more efficiently and helping to influence others
What we're looking for from you:
  • Project Management experience, with a focus on managing budgets, financial data, capability and resource management
  • Strong communicator - able to build relationships in a digital world, and internationally
  • Experience of improvement programmes
  • Whilst not essential, some knowledge of the defence or engineering industry would be useful
  • Experience and confidence working with multiple, diverse stakeholders
  • Well-developed interpersonal, influencing and communication skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, self- starting and self-motivated
  • Able to plan and deliver work in a changing environment
  • Experience of managing or working on improvement programmes

What's in it for you?
  • Involvement in a large scale improvement programme which will fundamentally change the way MBDA develops products and services customers
  • Exposure to a cross-nation project, working with and building relationships with international colleagues and partners
  • This improvement programme is a high-profile one within the business
  • Opportunity to shape the future
  • Travel within Europe
  • Training and personal development
What to expect:
We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances.


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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