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Manufacturing Operations Manager

Closing date
7 Oct 2022

Job Details

MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: Up to £56,000 dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Dynamic working pattern: On site 5 days a week, with working from home on an ad-hoc basis

The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for all elements vital to achieve the manufacture and delivery of hardware by effective and efficient use of resources (people, machines, materials) to time, cost and quality.

The Role
  • Assembly, integration and test of hardware to project requirements to time, quality and cost; includes the build of missiles and associated sub systems, prototype and early development hardware and test/trials equipment for use within an engineering environment and production build
  • Managing day to day deployment of resources and facilities to meet programme needs through engagement and interaction with Manufacturing Team Leaders and Manufacturing Planning & Control Managers
  • Interaction with all Supply Chain interfaces as required and, where appropriate, influence in order to meet Manufacturing programme needs
  • Safeguard the health and safety for all deployed resources within the areas of responsibility in accordance with company procedures and current legislation
  • Support and promote Manufacturing performance initiatives
  • Support to Manufacturing related contract closure activities as appropriate
  • Proactive involvement of Manufacturing best practices and identification/quantification of appropriate investment plans whilst maximising efficient use of resource and facilities
What we're looking for
  • Support to industrial relations activities within the Manufacturing environment
  • Proactive involvement in the development of deployed staff
  • Ensure that the devolved quality ownership activities are undertaken and operations comply with MBDA Quality System and project quality plans
  • Coordination of effective non-conformance management reviews

What's in it for you?
  • This role offers the opportunity to manage the manufacture of early development/prototype hardware with the chance to be involved and influence the Manufacturing process at a very early stage. This role will also provide many stimulating challenges, personal development opportunities and an opportunity to influence decisions at a senior level.
  • Potential to progress to a Head of Manufacturing role for the right candidate.

Join a great team!

We're passionate about our people and recognise that to continually exceed our clients' expectations and needs, Manufacturing UK require an intelligent and motivated team. The Operations Function is a hard working team that thrives on daily challenge and team success!
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.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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