Senior Material Controller - Material Delivery


Senior Material Controller - Material Delivery

Would you like to work closely with the CYC build delivery function, supporting IPTs / IWTs (Integrated Project/Working Team), and trade leads? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Material Controller - Material Delivery at our site in Barrow.

As a Senior Material Controller - Material Delivery, you will be responsible for the readiness of material in line with the System of Work. You will be responsible for the interface between the IPT/IWT (Integrated Project/Working Team), Planning Function, Material Suppliers/Sources and Material Delivery. You will also provide support to the Principal Material Controllers for specific areas.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Material Controller - Material Delivery will involve:

Representing the Supply Chain Function at meetings with regards to assigned areas of responsibility (e.g. boat units/key build activities)

Providing updates on material status and issues (internal and external supply), whilst taking appropriate actions and expediting to satisfy project schedule demands, key milestones and objectives.

Production of KPI’s and reports to satisfy business requirements, stating material readiness for specific materials within the appropriate window, in accordance with the System of Work.

Ensuring that material issues are resolved in a timely manner, kept up to date or escalating where appropriate

Participating in the assessment of departmental policies and procedures on a periodic basis to identify improvements and confirm that they are appropriate for business needs.

Preparing and collating data, to support departmental reports.

Promoting ‘Right First Time’, contribute to LfE process and liaise with CI team throughout the material readiness/delivery phase.

Providing training of team members with regard to use of appropriate business systems, tools and techniques to ensure compliance with function processes and procedures

Principal contact for designated area, providing clear understanding of material status

Expediting priorities to ensure deadlines are met.

Displaying and promoting professional behaviours in all areas of performance and duties.

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience within Material Delivery / Planning / Manufacture / Logistics / Supply Chain

Understanding of MRP systems/material demand functionality

Understanding and experience of using continuous improvement tools and techniques


Procurement awareness

SAP (or any other MRP tool)

Project Management of complex Engineering Projects

What we're looking for in you:

Enthusiastic and confident

Effective communication skills

Excellent IT skills

Excellent organisational skills

The ability to handle pressure and manage tight timescales

Location: Barrow

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.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and 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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.