Supply Chain Manager - GFE

Location:Cumbria

Supply Chain Manager – GFE (government furnished equipment)

Would you like to play a key role within our Material Management GFE function, this function is an integral part of the BAE Submarines business operating in multiple locations across the site. We currently have a vacancy for a Supply Chain Manager – GFE at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Supply Chain Manager – GFE, you will lead/co-ordinate material management activities relating to receipt, handling, care & protection, maintenance, dispatch, delivery to point of use and contractual asset accounting of all Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), you will also have the ability to contribute to the manufacture of world class submarines across multiple programmes.

This role will provide you with significant development opportunities within Material Management and the wider organisation, as well as a real opportunity to demonstrate and grow your credibility at senior levels and across the business through the delivery of our customers’ requirements.

Your main responsibilities as a Supply Chain Manager – GFE will involve:

The responsibility for ensuring the Health & Safety of all your employees and that your area operates in accordance with Company Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

Maintenance of GFE Material management plan
Material Accounting Governance/ compliance

Maintenance and development of GFE/Public Stores Account processes

Developing and reporting of GFE/Public Stores Account Performance measures

Regular reviews / PSA quarterly reports / audits planned & scheduled with relevant stakeholders throughout the year

Completion of mandated annual GFE physical stock check & required certification

Sub-contractor management/returns/repairs for non-self-accounting suppliers

Offsite controls (including Combat Systems)

Ensuring adherence to all Logistics processes (receipt, store, maintain, kit and dispatch) both physical and within the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Developing by improving and subsequently managing key activities within the Logistics Operational Delivery team

Continually review and improve processes using lean tools and techniques

Your skills and qualifications as a Supply Chain Manager – GFE:

Essential Skills:

Functional Knowledge (Material Management/Logistics/Projects)

People & Performance Management

Experience of leading and developing teams across multiple locations

Inventory Management

Change Management, strong diplomacy and influencing skills.

Lean improvement experience with demonstrable experience in the use of lean tools


Desirable Skills:
Capability Resource Management
Problem solving & resolution
Project & Schedule Management
Inventory Control using an ERP/MRP system

Able to deal with internal/external stakeholders across multiple levels and functions

Relevant Professional Management Accreditation
What we're looking for in you:

You will be well organised with the ability to manage multiple priorities and plan accordingly, you will have dynamic and engaging skills which will influence and inspire people at all levels along with being able to empathise and manage stakeholders effectively, you will be a good team player with strong ethical principles and hold excellent communication and strong diplomacy skills.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness
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.