Type 31 Supply Support Lead

Supply Support Lead
Stoke Gifford, Bristol
£43,445 - £48,770 dependent on experience

About the Role

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge in a rapidly evolving and changing environment? Are you inspired by a need for innovation? Then why not consider joining Babcock on the latest acquisition programme to deliver the Royal Navy Type 31 Frigates by December 2028?

Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) is a foundation that underpins successful delivery of Complex Warships to the Royal Navy. We are looking for a Supply Support Lead to join the team at Bristol Business Park and be responsible for delivering the Supply Support strategy and processes, leading engagement with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) through the Type 31 Supply Chain and overseeing the delivery of the Supply Support product.

As the Supply Support Lead, you will use your previous experience of spares demand planning and spares ranging and scaling to develop, update and implement the Type 31e Supply Support policy and associated processes. You will develop OEM ILS Statements of Work with the Type 31 Supply Chain, manage the development of the Spares Initial Provisioning List, and support the Type 31e First Outfit of Stores List. You will produce Technical Documents and associated support plans ensuring delivery of updates to the Programme, as well as overseeing the delivery of Technical and Whole Ship documents from the sub-contractor. In addition, support the delivery of broader supportability deliverable, as defined in the Type 31 Design and Build contract and support Supportability and Design Reviews.

As well as working for the UK's leading naval support business, we will also provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you would expect from a global company.

What do I need to do the role?

You will be educated to HNC level in a relevant STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths). This is not a procurement position and we require you to have supply chain experience and an understanding of ILS (Integrated Logistic Support). Also, demand planning experience and an understanding of spares ranging and scaling are also essential for this role.

What else do I need to know?

You will work 37 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexible working and you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance.

What impact does COVID-19 have on the recruitment process?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we may face.

Babcock will be continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

  • If you applied to a role which is not categorised as 'essential' or which cannot be performed by remote working, the recruitment process is likely to be affected. This may mean that your application may be delayed.
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  • It is likely that the start date for successful candidates may need to be postponed. Start dates will be provisional and subject to change.
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About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

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