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Operational Planner


Wareham, GB, BH20 6JD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:  Operational Planner
Location: Bovington, UK – Working from home options available.
Compensation: £29,233.00+ benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF49111


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 an Operational Planner at Bovington.
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.


Defence Equipment
The Operational Planner role is based within our Defence Equipment business area.

Defence equipment stores, maintains, repairs and overhauls military vehicles and equipment so the UK army is able to train and deploy in a moment. As well as supporting vehicles that are already in service, the team carries out vehicle assembly integration and tests new vehicles.


The role

The difference our new Operational Planner will make, As an Operational Planner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Planning in MRO Activity on various military platforms and equipment’s, across multiple sites, and engaging with Production Teams to ensure the work is completed on time.


Day to day, you’ll plan in MRO activity based on capacity, capability and material availability. Where applicable expedite resource availability, SQEP, and material shortfalls to meet both the customer and business priorities. You will also respond to new demands promptly and efficiently, creating plans for production from customer demands.


Ensure amendments to plans are not implemented until checks of capability, capacity and materials have been factored in. Furthermore, develop excellent and effective communication lines with the Site Supply Chain, P&SC, and Operations teams. Lastly build close working relationships with Operational, and support functions (e.g. Central Order Team, Operational Planning Managers, JAMES Administration, Customer Services, the Hub) to deliver a joined up service.


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. This role provides 3 days on site at our Bovington site with 2 days working from home.

Essential experience
•    Planning experience 
•    Military systems experience desirable 
•    Resource or material role experience 
•    Level 3 NVQ or relevant experience


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


What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    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: 08/02/2023


Job Segment: CSR, Management

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