Supply Chain Development Manager

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    Bristol, England

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    7 months ago

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Supply Chain Development Manager
Location: Bristol

Here at Babcock International we're looking for a Supply Chain Development Manager to join our marine division for a new and exciting permanent opportunity based in Bristol.

Overall Department Direction
The Ministry of Defence operates a fleet of 11 nuclear-powered submarines that are maintained with the support from Babcock as the MOD's in-service submarine support partner. Babcock's role includes the delivery of operational engineering activities at dockyards in Plymouth and Faslane, as well as supporting the MOD in key strategic and planning activities (mainly conducted from Bristol).

These strategic and planning activities cover a range of areas, including Design Services, Programme Management and Supply Chain - collectively these activities ensure that submarine maintenance programme is achievable and that the required number of submarines will be available to the Royal Navy now and in the future.

Within the Supply Chain area, one particular activity that helps deliver the submarine maintenance is supply chain mapping. Supply Chain mapping is the process of gathering data about the supply chain (ie individual suppliers as well as how those suppliers link together) and analysing how this impacts on programme delivery and/or assessing how a new supply chain may perform.

Main Purpose of Role
Reporting to the Supply Chain Mapping Manager, the main purpose of the role is to build a supply chain map for the new class of Submarine, and engage with the supply chain to analyse the supply chain risks and opportunities associated with maintaining the platform through-life.

The candidate will lead development and modelling of supply chain maps using specialist software.

Taking responsibility for the development of new supply chain maps and providing strategic insight on risks, opportunities and dependencies, the role will provide key intelligence to the project and wider stakeholders.

The successful candidate will likely have:

  • A strategic understanding of supply chain relationships and inter-dependencies
  • Experience in managing supply chain risk and exploiting opportunity
  • A deep understanding of KPIs and influences on supply chain performance
  • Experience in project management
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders to achieve a common goal
  • You'll need to be able to be quick to master new software tools and be able to work under own initiative.
  • You will be an innovative team player and have the ability to see the bigger picture.

Although not essential, a degree in a relevant field of study and/or working towards CIPS accreditation is desirable.

This position is within the Central Services business unit as a Grade 6 which has a salary of £43,400 - £50,000

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

Bristol (Merlin House and MOD Abbey Wood)