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Transformation Officer

Closing date
3 Oct 2023

Job Details


MBDA is a leading defence organisation that is proud to support our Armed Forces in protecting our nations. We collaborate with governments to achieve a shared goal of defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £48,000 depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working such as 2 to 3 days on site per week typically

The opportunity:

The main purpose of the transformation officer will be to support the delivery of a complex transformation programme. The department is called transformation & Improvement (T&I). The transformation programme you would be assigned to is Factory of the Future (FoF). FoF aims to position MBDA at the forefront of operational excellence and continue to serve our customers, partners and people to the highest level of quality and performance by taking advantage of new digital tools and techniques in a future where everything is connected, flexible and intelligent. It needs a transformation officer to provide project management capabilities to supporting the effective deliver of this programme of work which is made of a number of projects at various stages of maturity. The ideal candidate will be able to manage in a variety of project activities concurrently ranging from delivering consolidated reporting of project progress to independently running project work streams. You would report to the head of the transformation project.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Planning, facilitating and providing support to the assigned transformation programme to schedule, cost and quality.
  • Manage work package deliverables and report progress effectively into programme performance governance.
  • Follow Functional Excellence advised project management tools and methods to deliver work packages with a level of standard T&I consistency and performance.
  • Actively participate in T&I programme meetings to support Functional Excellence.
  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with internal customers and key subcontractors.
  • Preparation of accurate progress reporting against all aspects of project performance.
  • Supporting the preparation and maintenance of project risk and opportunity plans/budgets.
  • Communicating consolidated project/programme requirements to a multi-disciplined team to safeguard product delivery.
  • Establish close working relationship with all T&I programmesto ensure collaboration across the directorate.

What we're looking for from you:
  • Experienced and ambitious with a proven track record of leading / participating in change initiatives.
  • A natural communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience participating in multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales.
  • High level of interpersonal, stakeholder management and communication skills, tailored at all working levels
  • Team Player, thrives in dynamic team working environment managing multiple stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to manage people directly or through influence.
  • Experience of managing and controlling a work packages to OTOCOQ measures of performance.
  • Able to adapt to meet the needs / contribute to the successful delivery of differing T&I projects.
  • Enthusiastic, pro-active and tenacious individual who can prioritise and understand strategic business needs as well as managing the day-to-day project work package execution.
  • International experience is desirable.
  • Willing to travel nationally and internationally. Will require overnight stays.

Our Business:

We value new perspectives, collaboration, and diversity. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process.

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 Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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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