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Configuration Management Team Leader

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16 Dec 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: Up to £57k DOE + Excellent Benefits + Bonus

Hybrid Working: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

Configuration Management is pivotal to MBDA's success in developing and delivering engineered products to our customers and frontline users. Through the controlled application and compliance of processes, we give our programmes confidence and assurance in all products that we produce.

We are seeking an experienced Configuration professional with anability to actively lead the application of Configuration Management processes across MBDA's prestigious product portfolio. Your ability to build networks and foster strong relationships will enable you to deliver, through a team, outstanding governance of our Configuration Management processes whilst contributing towards the overall success of our business programmes.

What we're looking for
  • Highly experienced within a Configuration Management discipline. Extensive knowledge of Configuration Management principles, processes and standards, both nationally and internationally. A technical understanding of complex weapon systems or other defence systems being desirable.
  • Strong technical appreciation of engineering business networks and associated stakeholder relationships across the product lifecycle.
  • An ability to plan, lead and deliver technical Configuration Management activities through others.
  • Strong team building skills; able to motivate and develop a cohesive and high performing team.
  • Highly developed communication skills with an ability to lead through technical challenges with confidence and assertion.
  • Outstanding networking skills with an ability to build and maintain critical stakeholder relationships.
  • Proven ability to successfully influence and negotiate at all levels, without compromising relationships.
  • Whilst not essential, an operational knowledge of Def Stan 05-57, ISO10007 or EN9100 would be beneficial.

What's in it for you?
  • Join a fresh, dynamic and focussed core business function responsible for Configuration Management across all MBDA UK products and services.
  • Manage a team supporting a number of new and complex business products that underpin the future success of our business.
  • Technically coach and develop skills in both CM and wider engineering colleagues.
  • Develop and lead operational improvements to evolve MBDA's configuration management policy and processes for the future.
  • Great opportunities for personal development including a route to Professional Accreditation in the area of Configuration Management.
  • The potential to work on multi-national projects with the associated prospects of international travel.

Why us?

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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