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ILS Manager

BAE Systems
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ILS Manager

Would you like to play a key role as a Functional Manager (FUM) for Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Field Service and Training within the Engineering Discipline? We currently have a vacancy for a ILS Manager at our site in Rochester.

As a ILS Manager, you will be responsible for the performance and compensation of Individual Contributors within their function, providing the resources necessary to support the skills identified by a project. This role requires the management of the Engineering Logistics, Customer Training, Field Service and potentially the Technical Publications teams and the services they provide to both internal and external customers. The role is supported by Leads for each of the sub-disciplines.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to travel to international customers and UK sites and manage those interfaces. Locations include Saudi, Bahrain and Various RAF sites where you will be involved with developing the strategy on how to support the product within the field. You will strengthen the connection with the design teams - acting as the voice of the customer to add context to the design team and bring the design specs to life.

Your main responsibilities as a ILS Manager will involve:

Leading a team of 26 engineers, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform a range of related activities including:

Resource Management

Define expectations for employee's behaviour, ethics

Performance, welfare and compensation management

Time and Expense approvals

Develop, mentor and produce training plans

Bid Support and Approvals for the group

Management of BAE personnel into Overseas and UK deployments and Field Service support contracts and opportunities

Maintaining QA Audit requirements for each discipline

Management of current and future Integrated Support strategies / opportunities and Business Continuity

Providing and maintaining functional processes, policies, procedures, and best practices

Providing functional expertise and consultation as needed (including budget and schedule)

Managing department budgets (Training, overhead, etc)

Your skills and qualifications:


Related engineering qualification or equivalent experience

Must have previous ILS engineering experience

Good background and or experience in suitable engineering discipline

Senior leader stakeholder management experience

Experience of developing and coaching people

People management - First line leadership experience


Experience in Project Management skills would be beneficial to the role

Experience of customer training and field service deployments

Bids and Estimating experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills allowing you to manage people, hold a passion and vision for coaching and developing engineers and will be a strategic thinker enabling you to solve any complex problems that may arise.

Location: Rochester

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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