Supply Chain Development Manager
We re looking for a Supply Chain Development 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.
Babcock s Naval Nuclear Supply Chain Strategy and Governance Team provide
support to both the overall functional team and the business. The Senior Supply
Chain Development Manager post is a newly created, strategic role requiring the
successful candidate to drive the creation and execution of Strategy and
Governance ensuring performance enhancement into the wider business.
As a Supply Chain Development Manager you ll utilise your excellent strateg
thinking, commercial and change management skills with a wide group of
stakeholders; to help transform performance and value in the Babcock supply
chain. You ll be primarily focused on the development of key strategies and
continuous improvement; managing the governance and performance of the
functional outcomes. You ll lead the implementation of new systems, process
and supply chain networks, including development of supply chains, for both new
and existing programmes in conjunction with business stakeholders
What do I need to do the role?
You ll have significant experience in Supply Chain leadership within a majo
organisation and experience and depth of large scale strategy creation and
execution. Change Management and Continuous Improvement Methodologies are also
essential for this post.
* Degree educated with MCIPS, CBIFM or equivalent accreditation
* Six Sigma Greenbelt or higher
* Proven delivery in strategy and change management
* Understanding of manufacturing in highly pressurised environments
* Good application of current risk management methodology
Lastly, you ll need strong interpersonal and communication skills (both
verbal and written), and the ability to manage and interface effectively with
stakeholders, including producing and delivering Director-level Presentations
and Business Cases.
What else do I need to know?
* Travel to alternative sites and suppliers will be required.
* 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.
* 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.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ensuring that our recruitment processes
are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we re compliant
with the latest government advice.
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.
All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to
create your account and apply for a job. Once you ve completed this you
be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties
please visit our careers page.
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, 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.
This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice
and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.
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.
Closing date: 30 June 2020
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