Industrial Manager for Supplied Equipments

Bolton, UK
20 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen within MBDA's Industrial Policy, Global Supply Chain and Procurement (ISP) organisation for an experienced engineer to join a department responsible for Company Industrial Policy and Supply Chain Management, with a specific focus within a programme to lead Industrial Validation of supplied equipments.

What are we looking for?

The Industrial Manager for Supplied Equipments is responsible for the planning, monitoring and validation of a sustainable equipment supply chain, ensuring suppliers develop robust manufacturing systems capable of delivery on time and on quality during series production. This encompasses:

Supporting a Project Team to shape the Supply Chain and develop Industrial workshare.
Strategic planning and leadership of a project Industrial Validation Plan for supplied equipments, and the flow Industrial Requirements into Statements of Work.
Evaluate, develop and accept Supplier proposals, specifically related to supplier manufacturing & industrial plans.
Monitor, support and evaluate the development and validation of Supplier manufacturing systems.
Undertake Industrial Validation activities such as; Process FMEAs, Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) assessments, Product Acceptance, Production Readiness Reviews etc to ensure that robust and comprehensive industrial solutions are developed and available for series production.
This role forms part of the multi-functional team managing development and delivery of supplied equipments, requiring close working with MEP, Manufacturing and Quality organisations.

What's in it for you?

Opportunity to be involved in complex international development programmes, owning and delivering a critical element to ensure MBDA delivers on our customer commitments.
A unique role that will provide visibility and experience across all major equipments of missile and weapon systems, exposing the successful applicant to a range of complex and technologically advanced products and technologies.
Opportunity to contribute to and influence company Industrial Policies and Future Supply Chain Architectures.
The role sits within a multi-national department with equivalent teams in France and Italy, offering opportunities to build international networks, travel and develop language skills.
The ISP directorate are developing a Procurement Academy to deliver enhanced levels of capability and certified training in support of career path development to ensure MBDA keep up with the complex environment that we work within.

What would you get?

Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level), superb learning and development opportunities and more....

The Role

Member of a project team, with specific accountability for planning, monitoring and acceptance of equipment supplier industrial validation during the development.
Key responsibilities:

Support Project Team to shape the Supply Chain and develop Industrial workshare.

Ensure make-buy and industrial policies are applied in early phase of projects.
Provide supplier performance, capability and risk assessment, with support from Supply Chain Management.

Lead, for supplied equipments, Project Industrial activities up to Validation Manufacturing Systems "VMS", in support of MEP and the Head of Manufacturing.

Ensure the development and implementation of Supplier Manufacturing Inspection and Test architectures and processes in line agreed Supplier manufacturing plans.
Manage and report on Supplier non-conformance during development, track to closure agreed improvement/corrective actions.
Facilitate operational involvement of suppliers during development to promote co-specification methodologies across projects.

Provide bid for Suppliers Industrial Manager costs into Manufacturing work package estimate and contribute to monthly time now updates and regular Cost at Completion reviews.
Direct, coach and lead less experienced colleagues.

What's great about the team?
The Industrial Policy and Supply Chain Management team is dynamic multi-national team focused on delivering change into the business in support of successful delivery of MBDA projects portfolio.
This team is growing to provide operational and industrial capability to the procurement community and steer company Industrial Policies, so is an exciting prospect for anyone wishing to be involved in a challenging change programme and with a desire to shape the way we deliver projects.

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual's ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
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