Senior Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Senior Logistics and Supply Chain Manager - Air Sector - Production

Would you like to work in an exciting Senior Management role within BAE Systems Air Sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Logistics and Supply Manager across our Samlesbury and Warton sites.

As a Senior Logistics and Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for the Senior Leadership and management of the total logistics solution, its operations, organisation, strategy and processes to ensure the planning & logistics requirements for the Air Sectors Production Programmes are delivered as required.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role within the Air Manufacturing Senior Management Team, working on a number of the world's largest Military Aircraft programmes, offering security and longevity and giving you the chance to be involved in the complete production lifecycle.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Logistics and Supply Chain Manager will involve:

Being accountable for developing the strategy and organisation to effectively manage the Air Manufacturing orderbook (supply & demand), managing part supply, operational performance data and ensuring a sustainable logistics organisation

Working with key stakeholders across the end to end Production lifecycle to ensure requirements are placed accurately and on time with both internal and external suppliers

Developing relationships with all suppliers & manufacturing businesses to manage a robust and integrated logistical solution which underpins the operational performance of F-35, Typhoon, Hawk and our Shared Service obligations

Leading a Production Logistics & Supply Chain organisation at a senior level

Leading the integration between Airframe & Equipment Supply Chains and Production to ensure clarity of requirements for planning demand and managing data for supply performance into the factory

Addressing supply chain performance through return to green plans to support the build rates across the Air Production contracts

Operating a data management cell for all order book management information, planning data integrity, operations performance metrication and production value chain KPIs

Empowering direct reports to engage with the production businesses to support delivery of Production objectives (SQCDP)

Defining clear accountability to deliver the scorecard objectives and supporting the business in achieving the absence and safety targets

Your skills and qualifications:


Background within Logistics and an understanding of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system and all aspects of a Production lifecycle

Significant experience of working and leading teams within an operational environment

Strong business awareness and acumen with excellent communication & influencing skills

Must drive partnering behaviours across the Air Sector and broader corporate boundaries

Strong operational and governance focus


APICS/ASCM Qualification

Supply Chain or Logistics Leadership degree

Recognition through an appropriate Professional Supply Chain body at a Chartered level i.e. CILT or equivalent

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a leader with the ability to operate and collaborate as part of a senior management team. You will be open-minded and able to adapt to change. Your communication and influencing skills will give you the capability of developing excellent working relationships across a range of stakeholder groups. You will be able to manage, coach and motivate direct and virtual multi-functional teams across geographical and business boundaries to deliver business objectives.

Location: Samlesbury

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.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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.