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Manufacturing MRP Controller

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

Salary - Up to £36,000 dependent on experience, plus bonus and benefits

Manufacturing UK is an integral part of the Operations Directorate whose principal mission is to ensure that MBDA's deliverable commitments are met in terms of time, cost and quality.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Manufacturing MRP Controller to join our team at Henlow. You will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of planning activities for our Live Build facility to achieve project programmes to time, cost and quality
What we're looking for
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.
  • Accurate data entry (Written and System)
  • Good people management skills (Desirable)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Awareness of Health and Safety
  • SAP Knowledge would be beneficial
  • Demonstrated Supply chain experience - specifically material management

What's in it for you?

The role will provide many stimulating challenges and personal development opportunities. MBDA values its employee's personal and professional development and therefore provides opportunities for both on the job training, e-learning and classroom learning in a variety of technical and managerial subjects.

The opportunity exists to create both movement and development opportunities across the Manufacturing Planning and Control skill pool as we begin on our journey to embrace Functional excellence, this will deliver many training requirements that will further stimulate our staff in our drive to achieve benchmark Planning & Control practice across Manufacturing UK.

The Role

  • Material management for live build assembly
  • Raise Job orders in line with MPS
  • Support ongoing build through to job completion
  • Create a Line of Balance for live and inert material and proactively resolve outages
  • Raise relevant documentation for transportation of live materials - including MOD specific documentation
  • Manage the efficient use of storage space for both live and inert material
  • Identify and implement process improvement for the business
  • Create Certificate of Conformity for finished assets
  • Maintain SAP data accuracy through timely execution of transactions
  • Clear, concise and accurate communication with ALL stakeholders (Internal and external)
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation for both internal and external use.
  • Co-ordination for effective non-conformance management controls
  • Including return to vendor process (and associated licenses and export documentation management)
Our Benefits
*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

Join a great team!

We're passionate about our people and recognise that to continually exceed our client's expectations and needs, Manufacturing UK require an intelligent and motivated team. You will be part of a dynamic, focussed team responsible for delivering a benchmark Planning & Control within the live build business unit at Henlow, servicing multiple customers both internal and external to MBDA.

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.

We're 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 UK's 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.


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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