Equipment Business Support Manager

  • Location:

    Plymouth, Devon

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  • Salary:

    £43455 - £50000 per annum

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Equipment Business Support Manager
Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: £43,445

About the Role
We're looking for an Equipment Business Support Manager to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

The Submarine Supply Chain Team forms part of the Procurement and Supply Chain function in Naval Nuclear managing requirements including material procurement, equipment overhaul and repair, to ensure availability to support the various Submarine programmes. As Equipment Business Support Manager you'll provide Technical and Project Engineering support functions to the Supply Chain to enable the planning and delivery of Programme outputs.

Using your significant Supply Chain management experience, including demand management, procurement and logistics, you'll support the Vanguard Class Deep Maintenance Period (DMP) Project Material Planning, of Upkeep by Exchange (UxE) and Advance Manufacture items (AMI). You'll lead and manage the Equipment Support team upholding the governance of all Project Management principles in the delivery of the Project and Programme outputs.

What do I need to be able to do the role?
You'll be educated to minimum HNC or equivalent in an engineering/technical discipline. A CIPS qualification or other relevant Supply Chain qualification would be highly advantageous.

We would also like you to have some or all of the following:

  • Detailed knowledge of Submarine Mechanical and/or Electrical specialisations
  • Analytical mind-set with good problem solving abilities
  • Good understanding of the various business areas and operations

Lastly, good interpersonal and effective communication skills (both verbal and written) are essential attributes for this post, as is the ability to interface and build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and the customer.

What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, Skype or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

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