Head of Manufacturing Planning & Control

Warton

Head Office

Operations / Manufacturing

Experienced professionals

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Job Description

Job Title: Head of Manufacturing Planning & Control

Location: Warton, other UK sites can be considered, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Circa £80,000 dependent on skills and experience + executive benefits, including car allowance and bonus

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you. From keeping soldiers, sailors, and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Head Office team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

The role gives you a great opportunity to support and participate in all company-wide programmes, including SSNR, TYPE26, AUKUS, and others, giving you exposure to the entire company and allowing you to direct and impact the overall group.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Governance of Production Planning and Control policies, processes, and procedures in accordance with the Operational Framework
  • Acting as IM&T System and Manufacturing data set (standard KPI’s) owner for the Production Planning systems
  • Identifying risk and opportunities, challenging standard practice – across the group
  • Agreeing with Senior Leadership and communicating to wider teams the key performance indicators
  • Creating a Learning, Development and Improvement environment for Production Planning and Control
  • Ensuring the Health, Safety and Environmental compliance of all employees, sub-contractors
  • Responsible for the effective application of the Quality and the SHE Management processes within your business area
  • Responsible for compliance with all relevant internal, legislative, regulatory, and contractual requirements for business area
  • Building, maintaining, and facilitating a culture of collaborative working across the group and with other functions
  • Accountable for the job architecture for PP&C and supporting core competencies and learning & Development interventions including professional membership
  • Accountable for identifying current/future skills gaps and develop short/long term resource capability strategies to deliver right people, right time, right SQEP solution

Your skills and experiences:

  • Background within Planning, Logistics or Project Management and an understanding of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and all aspects of a Production lifecycle
  • Knowledge and understanding of business operations methodologies, processes, toolsets and governance
  • Experience in leading a large and complex Portfolio
  • Extensive business change and continuous improvement experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of project management governance and business operations and audit
  • Comprehensive understanding of the wider project management environment including developments and best practices
  • Being a role model for our Company Values and demonstrating ‘Visible Leadership’
  • Promoting Change Management, including process improvement and waste reduction
  • Building team and individual performance, through coaching
  • Driving engagement and collaboration across your teams and the wider business through the sharing of best practice
  • Significant experience in coaching and supporting leaders
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to clearly articulate information, ideas, establish credibility with stakeholders and adapt to different audiences
  • Excellent understanding of what it takes to ensure an effective business operations culture

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The team:

As the Head of Production Planning & Control you will ensure that all Production Planning & Control activities undertaken, within their area of responsibility complies with the Operation Framework and that compliance within all Production Planning & Control Policies, processes, and mandates in maintained.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 3rd March 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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