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Head of Group Planning Optimisation

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Hybrid - Flexible Location

Job Title: Head of Group Planning Optimisation
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 Group Planning Optimisation 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 global planning within the non-SAP network to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and support future business growth.


Who we are looking for?
We are looking for a Head of Group Planning Optimisation to lead, inspire and motivate the team, 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 all 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 Group Planning, you will play a key role in supporting multiple site specific, and network wide programs and initiatives to ensure we achieve our business financial targets, KPI's, business objectives, and drive resolution of roadblocks.


What the role involves:
•    Take ownership for defining, documenting and implementing the target business processes for the Material Planning function using non SAP based ERP systems and other tools
•    Uses deep knowledge of the MP&L domain to analyse issues and define requirements and quantify business cases for implementation prioritisation
•    Defines and implements best practice processes for the MP&L function
•    Act as the focus point with the MP&L function for business process mapping and improvement initiatives
•    Document process pain points and areas for improvement
•    Support IT in creating requirements and a transformation map for the MP&L function


The experience you’ll bring     
•    Bachelor or Master’s degree in an Materials Planning, Logistics, Engineering, or IT disciplines, or equivalent through experience
•    A wealth of experience in material planning process design and implementation
•    Prior experiences leading and managing within a highly regulated environment and leading large and geographically dispersed/matrix organisation with many levels
•    Prior experience in operational excellence, lean six sigma, continuous improvement, project management
•    Experience with SAP planning functionality
•    Ability to understand IT related process issues and be able to translate them in a simple and effective way for the business to understand 
•    Accreditation to the relevant professional institutes (i.e. CILT)
•    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.


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Closing Date: 27th May 2022


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