Technical Supply Chain Lead
BAE Systems - Rochester

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Real pride. Real advantage.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Platform Solutions, Operations business area, to occupy the role of Technical Supply Chain Lead.
The Technical Supply Chain Lead will manage multiple complex manufacturing supply projects. They will act as a key interface with our Suppliers and the key technical and Programme Stakeholders to understand capability, process issues and solve technology problems within our Supply chain. They will co-ordinate reviews on new designs, ensuring that the designs are producible within manufacturing capabilities and assure accomplishment of project goals through the efficient/effective utilization of key resources. This role is based in Rochester Kent.

As a Technical Supply Chain Lead your main responsibilities will involve:

Review new designs whilst in development phase to prevent any technical challenges before going in to production.
Provide technical leadership to supply chain and be the bridge between supply chain and engineering.
Utilize lean and six sigma techniques to improve supplier performance in areas of quality, cost, cycle time, and delivery.
May lead the subcontract management team in the identification, analysis and resolution of financial, technical, quality, contractual and performance issues involving the subcontractor(s).
Developing, maintaining, improving and enhancing manufacturing processes, quality, test and supply chain plans/procedures, documentation of processes.
Utilize six sigma and/or statistical tools such as SPC, DOE and Cpk to establish robust process capabilities for manufacturing processes.

As a Technical Supply Chain Lead your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Manufacturing discipline.
Process improvement facilitation skills/Six Sigma Training.
Able to influence effectively at a senior level.
Able to identify a problem, obstacle, or opportunity and takes action in light of this identification to address current or future problems or opportunities
Substantial experience with lean enterprise tools and techniques
Builds and/or maintains friendly, reciprocal, and warm relationships with networks of people who may be able to assist in business.
Familiarity with Quality Management System standards and auditing.
Familiarity with product lifecycle phases and management.
Effective cross-functional leadership skills.

What we're looking for in you

Due to the nature of this role you will need have excellent communication skills both orally and verbally. You will need to be able to demonstrate strong decision making ability, with strong multitasking skills.

Salary
£45,000

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.

Electronics, Intelligence and Support (EI&S)

E&IS stands for Electronics, Intelligence and Support. We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces, 30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness.

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.

Performance. It brings us together.

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