Principal Supply Chain Manager- Supplier Development

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Location:Cumbria

Principal Supply Chain Manager- Supplier Development

Would you like to play a key role in supplier development within Maritime Submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Supply Chain Manager- Supplier Development at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Principal Supply Chain Manager- Supplier Development, you will be responsible for the development of strategic, critical and leverage suppliers across Maritime Submarines, identifying and delivering improvement initiatives to mitigate risks to quality, cost and delivery and maximising the probability of programme success, continuity and longevity of supply.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with internal & external stakeholders at all levels and to work with suppliers at a local level & also across the UK

Your main responsibilities as a Principal Supply Chain Manager- Supplier Development will involve:

Supporting the supply chain teams in key strategic supplier assessments aimed at confirming supplier capability or identifying and producing gap analysis and associated recommendations to address and capability shortfalls

Utilising intelligence and risk information to aid the development and implementation of strategies and plans to improve supply chain efficiency, performance, continuity of supply and resilience within prime and sub-tier suppliers

Working with and co-ordinating resource across multi-disciplined teams to manage specific suppliers, facilitate supplier development and improvement events, deliver against improvement plans and evidence benefit through improved supplier performance

Working across critical suppliers promoting best practice and ensuring robust processes are in place to support quality, cost and delivery requirements

Working alongside Supply Chain Programme teams in the facilitation of supplier performance data assessment, trending, analysis and the implementation of improvement actions

Providing technical support to key suppliers, including the requirement for complex problem solving to ensure the optimum solutions are generated from inception of ideas through to deployment and can demonstrate to auditors the rationale and evidence of systematic decision-making processes

Maintaining a Supplier Development Community of practice across Maritime Submarines with appropriate links across both the Maritime Sector and the BAE Systems Corporation

Delivering a Maritime Submarines Supplier Development Centre of Excellence and maintain a SQEP (Suitably Qualified and Experienced Professional) Capability across the function

Developing, deploying, maintaining and continuously improving a Maritime Submarines supplier development strategy and framework supported by applicable processes and guidance material

Facilitating the continued improvement in Supplier Compliance, including JOSCAR (Supply Chain Accreditation Register) implementation, product safety and business continuity

Managing supplier capability data and Submarines input into SDA (Submarine Delivery Agency) and SCIP (Supply Chains in Practice) process

Your skills and qualifications:

Strategic leadership experience within a Supply Chain environment

Experience across Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain and Quality

Knowledge and experience of developing tactical and strategic cost-effective manufacturing engineering solutions, from specification development, through to commercial negotiations, procurement, installation, commissioning and final acceptance

Understanding of MRP (Material Requirements Planning) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems including master scheduling and demand planning

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent senior level communication, influencing and diplomacy skills and the ability to influence and lead multiple functional stakeholders at all levels of the most suitable and cost-effective ways of implementing supplier development at all stages of product design and manufacture.


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.

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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