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Obsolescence Manager - Components

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14 Dec 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary: Up to £52k DOE + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - such as 2 days a week onsite.

The opportunity:

The growing workload within MBDA and increased volatility in all commodity markets, especially the electronics industry, has created an exciting opportunity within our UK Component Engineering Team for an Obsolescence Manager to review, develop and maintain our compliance processes within the Team.

Using your expertise, you will manage the pro-active and reactive obsolescence status of thousands of components that are used in our missile and support equipment designs, supporting our customers to manage identified challenges within their designs.

A team of Component Engineers are available to assist in the collection of all related data using their relationship with all of our suppliers. Working alongside this team, you will be responsible for both regular and ad hoc reporting on obsolescence component statuses.

As the Obsolescence Manager you will be in a unique position where you will have regular contact with all Missile and Equipment Teams, Equipment Centres of Excellence and the Missile Portfolio Group. You will use this to influence the use of correct, coordinated and robust Obsolescence Management across the Company.

You will maintain your expertise in obsolescence areas and ensure that this expertise is effectively passed to others, including participating in design reviews, training and other development activities, as appropriate, enabling MBDA to maintain its capability.

There is also the opportunity to support and lead international obsolescence initiatives, helping define best practice and manage the adoption and adherence of agreed methodologies across the teams on an international scale.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Knowledge and experience with obsolescence management, tools and techniques.
  • Experience or knowledge around the requirements of BS 62402:2001.
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate regular face to face and electronic communications with all relevant stakeholders.
  • The ability to write clear and concise engineering documentation.

Nice to have:
  • Knowledge / experience of tools such as Matrix PLM, SAP, Silicon Expert, IHS etc

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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