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Continuous Improvement Manager


Llandudno, GB, LL65 3NY

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                Continuous Improvement Manager
Location:                RAF Valley, UK - Onsite
Compensation:      £40,000.00
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                  SF: 49343


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 the Operational Excellence Manager at RAF Valley

The Operational Excellence 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
Operational Excellence encompasses all Continuous and Business Improvement activity and is essential to the Business’s vision, "Babcock is characterised by continuous improvements in processes, ways of working and service delivery models". If our employees can identify, plan, implement and sustain improvements within business we can avoid making the same mistakes, grow our business, and deliver our customer outputs in the most efficient way, allowing us to evolve as an organisation.



Operational Excellence activities directly seek to change ways of working from a current state to a desired future state. As a result, the successful implementation of such activity can demonstrate a measurable improvement to a performance metric (e.g. Time, Cost or Quality) and typically accrues a number of benefits.

Day to day, you’ll manage Hawk Business Performance projects as directed by the Performance Planning Manager, co-ordinate and manage Hawk Enterprise Continuous Improvement initiatives, customer liaison and business relationship engagement with Prime Contractor (BAE Systems) and Authority, define appropriate metrics for measuring and improving transformation performance, and baseline current performance on all allocated projects to establish benefits post transformation.
Structure, facilitate and co-ordinate the delivery of Change Improvement Activities with stakeholder and customer participation, perform complex facilitation across multi-stakeholder groups, including strategic planning/alignment with due cognisance to business requirements and objectives, be responsible for transformation projects, and the reporting of progress/status of these projects using an appropriate pre-defined toolset.
Management, planning and control of allocated transformation projects, including the development of project plans and defining appropriate metrics for measuring ROI, support/lead on the capture, analysis and configuration control of internal and external customer requirements on allocated transformation projects, provide project management support to all delegated transformation activities and solution development/planning, ensuring dependencies are effectively captured and escalated, ensure that appropriate dependencies, assumptions and exclusions are captured against all allocated transformation projects, and that they are challenged, understood and communicated effectively to key interfaces/project stakeholders, ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times, maintain Environmental, Quality, Security and Health & Safety standards as defined by Babcock Policy, behave in line with the Being Babcock set of principles and any other tasks as directed by the Performance Planning Manager.


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. 
We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 


Essential experience
•    Engineering or Business Management (with engineering industry experience) degree qualified or equivalent
•    Experience with business performance management software and MS Office
•    Full Car driving licence
•    Experience in identifying Business Improvement Opportunities, and leading BI Projects
•   Working knowledge of Business or Continuous Improvement Applications (Lean, Six Sigma, CI, etc)
•    All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
•    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.
Closing Date: 30/03/2023





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