Principal Supply Chain Manager – People, Industrial Engagement & Communications

Barrow-in-Furness

Submarines

Procurement and supply chain

Experienced professionals

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Job Description

Job Title: Principal Supply Chain Manager – People Capability, Industrial Engagement & Communications

Location: Barrow-In-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Capability Strategy – Design and deliver upon a capability strategy that provides appropriately SQEP resource to all programmes and Supply Chain function in the short, mid and long term. Covering: People Capability/ Organisation Capability/ Development of New Capability
  • Capability Planning & Risk Mitigation – Analyse and understand functional capability and develop strategic actions and mitigations to address risks and exploit opportunities, in conjunction with SMEs as appropriate
  • Long Terms Skills Analysis – Development, maintenance and delivery of a Functional Long Terms Skills Analysis and Workforce Plan and the associated proposed supply solutions
  • Career Frameworks Including Early Careers – Accountable for the development and maintenance of the career framework and role profiles aligning with Maritime or P&S approaches as appropriate. This includes developing functional early career requirements, business case, functional placement frameworks and allocation of exit roles in line with functional resource requirements
  • Health & Wellbeing Programme – Oversee and manage Supply Chain’s Health & Wellbeing Programme
  • External & Internal Engagement and Communication – Develop content and implement a range of communication and engagement interventions aligned with the wider Supply Chain strategy, to improve awareness and drive performance, working in close collaboration with relevant Programmes, Functions, Sector & Group

Your skills and experiences:

  • Extensive knowledge of Supply Chain, Project Management & Change Management principles, with track record of delivery
  • Understanding of Submarines Supply Chain and critical internal and external interfaces
  • Comprehensive understanding of how the Supply Chain Function supports projects and people across the business
  • Effectively manage Projects, Programmes or Portfolios and provide guidance in those areas
  • Setting and delivering organisational strategy with a Supply Chain context
  • Establish and maintain strong customer and partner relationships (internal and external)

Qualifications:

  • University level education or professional qualifications gained through industry. Minimum level six (eg BA hons, BSc hons), ideally level seven (eg MBA)
  • Project Management Chartership (APM ChPP) or appropriate equivalent with evidenced experience
  • Supply Chain qualification e.g., CIPS, CILT

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 Submarine Supply Chain team:

Leading a team of six, delivering an exciting programme of things ‘People’ for the Submarines Supply Chain Function of 600+, covering attraction, development, optimisation and retention of talent and supporting wider improvement initiatives as part of the Supply Chain Excellence organisation.

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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people, who are BAE Systems employees and have been in their current role for 12 months or longer.

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: 30th April 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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