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Operational Planning Manager


Bristol, GB, BS31 2YH

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Operational Planning Manager
Location:               Bovington, UK – Hybrid with working from home options available
Compensation:     Attractive Salary + benefits
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                 SF48215

It starts with you


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 Planning Manager.
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 Planning Manager 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 Planning Manager will make
As an Operational Planning Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be responsible for the planning of and achieving in-year requirements, tracking and achieving contracted hours, and being the main point of contact for the customer.


Day to day, you will ensure all H&S standards and policies are adhered to in accordance with the Babcock Values Standards and ways of working ‘Home Safe Every Day.'

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 involves some travel to our defence equipment site as required. The role will be based in Bovington for 2-3 days per week with the remaining days working from home. 

Essential experience:

•    Customer service experience 
•    Planning function and production scheduling experience 
•    Engineering, data analysis or procurement background is desirable
•    ERP systems experience is desirable 
•    Ability to prioritise and organise
•    Must hold or have the 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: 1st December 2022

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