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Supply Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Henlow

Job Title:                         Supply Manager
Location:                          Henlow, UK - Onsite
Compensation:                 £35,000 + benefits
Role Type:                        Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                              SF: 46423

Amplify your impact


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Supply Manager at Henlow
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility



The Supply Manager is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives, and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.


The role

The difference our new Supply Manager will make
As a Supply Manager you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. delivering information and reports on Supply Services performance up to the Site Manager including KPI and Pi statistics.


Day to day, you’ll have direct responsibility to the relevant Station Commander for the Material Account (MA) as the Unit MA Holder and via the Site manager, for the retention of licences, quality and safety management systems, MA Audits, and customer procurement recordable, and management checks of all supply service deliverables. Be responsible for the leadership and management of Babcock staff employed on the project at RAF Henlow and adherence to all applicable MoD and Babcock policies, processes, and procedures, including safety, deliver information and reports on Supply Services performance up to the Site Manager including KPI and Pi statistics. SOR Ensuring that all documentation is produced, maintained, and recorded in accordance with Defence Logistics Framework (DLF) and HQ Air Command Air Logistic Instructions.

Ensure that all relevant subcontracts on Site are operating in accordance with the SOR, help with preparation of all stocktaking paperwork and promulgation of the annual stocktaking programme, also, the completion of the annual stocktaking report for HQ Air Command. Maintain an archive for all auditable documentation for a period of 3 years, 7 years for archives containing purchasing documents, make sure all databases and records are to be accurate and maintained to a high standard including all security aspects as required by current regulations and act as Deputy to the Site Manager in terms of their absence, acting as a point of contact for customer and business relations.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

Essential experience

•    The Supply Manager must have at least 4 years recent experience in operating/managing a similar size supply organisation or civilian equivalent. Relevant experience may have been obtained from a recent Senior Supply Flight appointment within the RAF or from managing a comparable operation in the commercial sector
•    Sound knowledge of all aspects of MOD Logistics delivery including RAF Logistics and Material Accounting.
•    Success in managing a large inventory of stock and inventory held items.
•    Demonstrable success in the preparation of stocktaking reports and sustaining performance.
•    Experience in delivering and sustaining performance improvement, stock levels and replenishment levels.
•    Experience of leading change in response to customer demands and organisational flexibility.
•    Professional Logistics or Warehouse Management qualification (chartered or incorporated).
•    The Supply Manager will have previous experience of successfully delivering the scope of services specified within the statement of requirement, HQ Air Command Air Logistic Instruction No 17. Material Accounting Roles & Responsibilities of OC logistics Sqn and the Defence Logistic Framework and for delivering efficiency and innovation to their department or contract.
•    Obtain or have the ability to obtain SC Clearance

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 

.     Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance

•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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