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Senior Manufacturing MRP Controller

Closing date
30 Mar 2023

Job Details

Salary: Up to £43,000 dependent on experience + bonus + benefits

Hybrid working pattern: This role is predominantly a 37 hour on site at Bolton role however on occasions and with prior management agreement working from home may be accommodated.
The opportunity:
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 Senior Manufacturing MRP Controller to join UK Manufacturing in Bolton to support a multi-disciplined team in the delivery of production contracts containing both production and customer support elements.

The Role

  • Assessment of task directives, new or amended orders and their effect on inventory and programmes, subsequently achieving task directive requirements
  • Maintaining the manufacturing bill of materials and project manufacturing strategy.
  • Management and supervision of Manufacturing Planning and Controllers employed in the planning, maintenance and delivery of platform assemblies.
  • Maintaining the manufacturing production schedule for all programmes of work within the Platforms Business unit.
  • Schedule all work through all the process manufacturing facilities within the Platforms business unit.
  • Coordination for effective non-conformance management controls ensuring corrective action is taken by movement of hardware (eg. Assign for repair/scrap.)
  • Monitor topical knowledge of inventory holdings to effectively manage and control financial implications
  • Proactive involvement in the support and development of deployed staff
  • Management of deployed labour performance and where appropriate use of company processes.
  • Identify and implement process improvement for the business by leadership of team through working groups (CIAGs) where appropriate.
  • Review potential work and support the compilation of bids & estimates.
  • Manage the movements of all hardware in and out of the Platforms Business unit.
  • Safeguard health & safety for deployed resources in accordance with company procedures and current legislation.
What we're looking for from you:
  • Experienced and motivated Team Leader with a proven track record in delivery associated to the planning and control of production tasks within a high profile manufacturing environment.
  • A natural communicator, able to build strong collaborative relationships, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active and tenacious; you will be able to prioritise and understand strategic business needs as well as managing the day-to-day tactical decisions
  • Proven track record in the application of planning and control techniques, skills in a relevant business environment.
  • Knowledge of working with an MRP system or SAP would be advantageous
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.

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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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