MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver For A More Secure Tomorrow
Role Title and Location : Senior Supplier Development Manager, Stevenage or Bolton
MBDA Level : Level 5
Reports to : Head of Supply Chain Management Production UK
This is an exciting opportunity in a fast moving, unique, multi-national Function managing the Company Industrial Policy and Supply Chain Management approach.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and development of an assigned portfolio of Major Equipment Suppliers in order to ensure Capability, Capacity and Performance against current and future Domestic and Export programme requirements.
What are we looking for?
7yrs) experience of supply chain management in the Aerospace or Defence Industry or Manufacturing environments.
What’s in it for you?
What would you get?
Competitive salaries, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), and superb learning and development opportunities.
The primary objective of this key Supply Chain Management role is to create a robust, sustainable and high performing Supply Chain focused on Continuous Improvement in order to maintain MBDA’s ability to meet customer delivery milestones for current and future programmes.
Managing a portfolio of Strategic and Key suppliers you will lead cross functional activities to assess the Operational Performance and Business Capabilities of your suppliers.
The role is a pivotal position that requires the ability to be able to engage and build effective relationships transversally at all levels as well as internationally.
Development Phase (for assigned Portfolio of Suppliers) :
Support Project Industrial Manager for Supplied Equipment (IMSE) during the development phase, by providing a complete picture of Supplier Performance, Risk, Capability and Global Capacity.
Contribute, as appropriate, to Industrial Validation Process (PRR, FAI, IVM, VMS) in support of the Project IMSE and endorse the Surveillance Plan to be executed during the Production phase
Production Phase (for assigned Portfolio of Suppliers) :
Generate Supplier Risk Profile through Risk Understanding assessment as part of the Supply Chain Risk Management process, determining a baseline maturity scorecard.
Identify potential industrial Supply Chain Risks and put in place associated improvement and mitigation plans. Manage risks to closure.
Escalate critical Supply Chain risks affecting Supplier OT and OQ performance using company Risk tool.
Monitor Supplier Performance (On Time, On Quality) and its adherence to Operational demand during production.
Manage preventive analysis against delivery performance : Conduct root cause analysis, in conjunction with Supplier, in order to address actual and predicted poor performance against OT and OQ targets.
Recovery and Improvement actions
Develop Continuous Sustainable Improvement Plans (CSIP) and track improvement trend against baseline maturity score. both looking at MBDA and supplier sides
Consolidate and rationalize transversal supplier improvement activities across the equipment Supply Chain.
Manufacturing capabilities sustainability
Ensure, after Validation of Manufacturing System (VMS), the continuity of industrial processes and tools at the supplier facility, put in place during development and in consistency with Surveillance Plan.
Ensure sustainability during potential ramp-up or ramp-down phase.
Provide re-validation of Tier 1 and Sub-Tier Supply Chain Capability, Capacity and industrial qualification in the event of a change of process and / or transfer of the industrial lines.
Provide a project focused Supply Chain Management interface in order to collate Supplier Risk, Performance and Improvement metrics and report to wider stakeholder community.
Support the Head of Supply Chain Management in the development of Supply Chain Management best practice processes and tools.
Promote and share best practice within Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain and Procurement (ISP), nationally and internationally, and with the Procurement community.
What’s great about the team?
Please Note : MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role.
Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process.
Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
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