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Senior Manufacturing MRP Controller

Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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
  • Parental benefits including up to 26 weeks full pay for maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 4 days a week on-site.

The opportunity:

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Manufacturing MRP Controller to support a multi-disciplined team in the delivery of production contracts containing both development and production elements. You will be responsible for the management of all planning related activities to deliver the Manufacturing Planning Schedule (MPS) to time, cost and quality.

This is an exciting time to be joining the UK Manufacturing team as it prepares for future business needs, which has resulted in many strategic developments.
  • Management and supervision of the MRP Controllers employed in the planning and scheduling of materials in the MRP system. Ensuring adequate supply of materials to output the MPS.
  • Maintaining the manufacturing production schedule for programmes of work within the Business unit.
  • Schedule all work through all the process manufacturing facilities within the business unit.
  • Maintaining the manufacturing bill of materials and project manufacturing strategy by ensuring accurate master data within the MRP system.
  • Assessment of new or amended customer demand and the effect on inventory and programmes.
  • Coordination of effective non-conformance management controls ensuring MP&C related tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Monitor topical knowledge of inventory holdings to effectively manage and control financial implications
  • Proactive involvement in the support and development of deployed resource, ensuring MRP Controllers are trained and have the necessary skills.
  • 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 resource estimates.
  • Engagement in the supply review process to build complete supply picture
  • Drive a culture of Planning and best practices:
  • Support ABC/Product Segmentation analysis and Statistical Safety Stock Process
  • Review of KPIs and supporting actions.
  • Safeguard health & safety for deployed resources in accordance with company procedures and current legislation
  • Co-ordinate materials into dispatch with the relevant paperwork for onward
What we're looking for from you:
  • Experienced and motivated Team Leader with a proven track record in manufacturing planning and control, supply chain management or a related position.
  • HNC Level of qualifications or equivalent.
  • APICs supply chain certification desirable but not essential to the role.
  • Experience in the use of SAP would be beneficial.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and MRP systems.
  • Good Planning and organising skills.
  • Previous experience of managing a team. A natural communicator, able to build strong collaborative relationships, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales.
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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