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Head of Group Inventory

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Hybrid - Flexible Location

Job Title: Head of Inventory
Location: United Kingdom – Hybrid, Flexible Location
Compensation: Attractive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time/Permanent
Role ID: SF44063


We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Inventory to join our business, focusing on driving transformational change across our Supply Chain operations including Integrated Business planning, Material Planning and Warehouse Operations.  In this hybrid working role you’ll be responsible for monitoring, optimising, designing, and driving the optimum Inventory holdings across the network to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and support future business growth.


Who we are looking for?
We are looking for a Head of Inventory to lead, inspire and motivate the team to ensuring resourcing levels and capabilities are in place to deliver the business goals.  Therefore, strong leadership and development skills, as well as flexibility and ability to deal with change are key attributes to securing this role. This is a great opportunity to be part of a valued team and develop a future career with Babcock International.


What will you be doing?
As the Head of Inventory, you will play a key role in supporting multiple site specific, and network wide programs and initiatives to ensure we achieve our business targets, KPI's, business objectives, and drive resolution of roadblocks.


What the role involves:
•    Provide strategic & tactical leadership for inventory Across our Group Businesses including reductions programmes and optimisation activities
•    Develop and implement and manage Policy, Process and Governance where it relates to Inventory
•    Optimise use of technology where it relates to material planning and optimisation of Inventory
•    Utilise Inventory Management tools and analytical capabilities to understand effectiveness of inventory, poor performance and obsolescence such that corrective action can be taken 
•    Develop and execute visible metrics in order to identify and drive performance improvement and monitor progress
•    Partner with Warehouse Operations, Transportation/Logistics, S&OP/IBP, and Business teams including Business Growth to execute various forward-thinking projects


The experience you’ll bring     
•    Bachelor's Degree in related field, or equivalent work experience
•    A wealth of experience in related field (warehouse operations, supply chain, distribution, logistics, inventory, demand planning, supply planning, transportation, manufacturing, sourcing, operational excellence, etc.)
•    Prior experiences leading and managing within a highly regulated environment and leading large and geographically dispersed improvement activities 
•    Prior experience in operational excellence, lean six sigma, continuous improvement, project management
•    Experience with various ERP and WMS software 
•    Accreditation to the relevant professional institutes (i.e., CILT)

•    You must hold or have ability to obtain SC security clearance


What a role with Babcock offers? 

•    Generous holiday entitlement
•    Pension Plan
•    Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best


About Babcock 
Babcock Corporate Services (BCS) is a global function, with our largest site being Lakeside in Portsmouth, but we operate from multiple sites around the world.  BCS supplies and operates all IT, security, procurement, and finance Shared Services.  We are embedded alongside the operations that we serve, enabling us to maintain close working relationships that support delivery to our customers. We drive standardisation, simplification and automation across Babcock, to help generate sustainable value for the group and our external customers.


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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Closing Date: 27th May 2022


Job Segment: Embedded, Lean Six Sigma, ERP, Project Manager, Six Sigma, Technology, Management

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