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IX Service Lead

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Andover

Service Lead- IX
Andover, Hants

About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit an experienced, forward thinking individual to pioneer the delivery of a new service. This is a unique opportunity to lead a niche, agile Information Exploitation (IX) team, working with the UK’s leading strategic defence support supplier, to provide innovative digital solutions for UK MOD partners.

This is a newly created role, heading up a dedicated team of expert analysts to provide a risk analysis service in direct support of military decision making.
The service, which has been recently launched, is termed ‘GARDS’ – the Global Activity Risk Decision Support (GARDS). It is a key capability of Babcock Group’s expanding Digitally Enabled Asset Management (DEAM) service line. Rooted in the Land Defence business, the team is providing vital decision support information to the Army, and working with the various organisations that make up the land domain: the Army Headquarters, the DE&S, and Babcock’s supply management team. The focus is on military equipment; its availability, readiness for deployments and associated supply chain risk implications.
At its heart, the service It is supporting our military customers with:
• Assessing quickly the impact of planning changes on military equipment availability
• Identifying risks to equipment resilience
• Modelling, testing and assessing scenarios to help prioritise resources
• Advising senior decision makers on the best options
The Service Lead, will also work as part of a wider, but specialised, defence programme consultancy delivery team, who deliver a dynamic portfolio of IX and engineering projects.

Responsibilities will include:
• Leading the analytics team
• Guiding the data analytics inputs – with digital fluency and defence domain knowledge
• Assessing, interpreting and presenting the results – and becoming fluent in the language and thinking of our military customers
• Broadening, convincing and advocating the GARDS service with leaders across the Army HQ, the DE&S and within Babcock.
• Joining dots with other projects – both live and in concept development – to evolve our services
• Collaborating proactively with the IX team to understand how the service can be enhanced and integrated with other IX capabilities
• Thinking creatively – to support our customer and the wider Defence Industry.


The Service Lead will be expected to demonstrate thought-leadership relevant to data analytics within the Land equipment domain; to understand the engineering context and the power of data in a broader business context; and to deploy best practice techniques to support delivery of the GARDS service to the quality, cost and time criteria, whilst meeting stakeholder expectations.

 What do I need to do the role?
You will come from a managerial background, and be able to credibly engage working closely with all relevant stakeholders to achieve business objectives.
 You will also have experience in a Consultancy, Service Delivery or Information Exploitation environment, with experience of working within the asset area; for example transportation, oil and gas, construction etc.
What else do I need to know?


We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


About Babcock International


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.


We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. 
You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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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