Supply Chain Development Manager

Posting Date: 15 September 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Supply Chain Development Manager
Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: Competitive

About the role
We’re looking for a Supply Chain Development Manager to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

Babcock’s Naval Nuclear Supply Chain Strategy and Governance Team provide support to both the overall functional team and the business. The Senior Supply Chain Development Manager post is a newly created, strategic role requiring the successful candidate to drive the creation and execution of Strategy and Governance ensuring performance enhancement into the wider business.

As a Supply Chain Development Manager you’ll utilise your excellent strategic thinking, commercial and change management skills with a wide group of stakeholders; to help transform performance and value in the Babcock supply chain. You’ll be primarily focused on the development of key strategies and continuous improvement; managing the governance and performance of the functional outcomes. You’ll lead the implementation of new systems, processes and supply chain networks, including development of supply chains, for both new and existing programmes in conjunction with business stakeholders


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll have significant experience in Supply Chain leadership within a major organisation and experience and depth of large scale strategy creation and execution. Change Management and Continuous Improvement Methodologies are also essential for this post.


We would also like you to have the following:

  • Degree educated with MCIPS, CBIFM or equivalent accreditation
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or higher
  • Proven delivery in strategy and change management
  • Understanding of manufacturing in highly pressurised environments
  • Good application of current risk management methodology

Lastly, you’ll need strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), and the ability to manage and interface effectively with stakeholders, including producing and delivering Director-level Presentations and Business Cases.


What else do I need to know?

  • Travel to alternative sites and suppliers will be required.
  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.


About Babcock International and Devonport
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.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.


Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ensuring that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.


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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