Supply Chain Operations Manager – BAE SYSTEM , Saudi Arabia

BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia. We provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and train RSAF personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia is committed to supporting the Saudi Arabian National Agenda including Saudisation and the training and development of Saudi National capability through the growth of the Saudi National Partner Companies thereby reinforcing Industrialisation and Partnerships.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Saudi Maintenance and Supply Chain Management Company (SMSCMC) a BAE Systems majority owned Joint Venture, as Supply Chain Operations Manager, based in Tabuk.
The Supply Chain Operations Manager is responsible for the management and direction of all Supply Chain Operation within the Capability including Physical Logistics, Priority Management & Physical Asset Management.

They are responsible to the Head of Supply Chain for all aspects of the Supply Chain products and/ or services provided of the Pt 145 element of KFAB Supply Chain.
They are also responsible for the co-ordination of all appropriate areas to ensure compliance with the relevant governance requirements for Continuing Platform worthiness and Maintenance regulatory frameworks, of both the Customer contracts, and Platform Maintenance Function. Ensure motivation and effective utilisation of workforce, adherence to SHE, Quality and internal/ external regulations. In addition, they are also responsible for the delegation of authority to other approved signatories across their platform/ business area as required.

Other responsibilities include:
Ensure the effective leadership of platform related Supply Chain activities by setting delivery targets, monitoring progress and developing performance improvement programmes.
Responsible for management reviews; the assessment of escalated issues for impact on Continuing Platform worthiness, operational/process performance and generating effective resolution, or sponsoring escalation to senior management, as appropriate.
Ensuring all platform related Supply Chain activities are appropriately documented and the appropriate records are maintained on relevant systems (IT / paper based).
Ensure all platform related Supply Chain activities are performed by suitably qualified, experienced and authorised personnel. Lead the integration of all Supply Chain activity within the business and in particular the engagement of key stakeholders at all stages of the process.
Lead the platform related Supply Chain’s compliance with the associated procedures and standards, as applicable, including compliance with the regulatory exposition. Drive and implement change as required, whilst ensuring compliance.
Lead the application of Human Factors, Error Management, Risk Management and Safety Assurance within the platform related Supply Chain, together with the proactive analysis, mitigation and management of Hazards.
Ensure all platform related Supply Chain activities are compliant with the SMSCMC Governance and Assurance framework. Ensure Process Confirmations and independent assurance audits are supported by Supply Chain personnel. Manage audit findings in a timely and appropriate manner and provide information into the relevant reviews. Generate, deliver and implement effective improvements to overcome any non-compliance and monitor effectiveness.
Able to demonstrate a detailed understanding and application of the relevant Continuing Platform worthiness and Maintenance Regulatory framework, and ensure any Regulatory-driven changes are implemented. Lead platform related Supply Chain’s compliance with all other requirements, e.g. ITAR, EaPW, ISO, etc.
Contractual Requirements – Lead compliance with all applicable contractual requirements, e.g. through support to contract reviews, and ensure communication and implementation of any changes into platform related Supply Chain activities, as appropriate.

Experienced and competent leader at this level. Requires broad supply chain knowledge, a full understanding of the applicable Regulatory Framework, expert competence within Supplier Management, Priority Progression (MICAP) and Physical Logistics including a understanding of the relationship with interfacing/ contributory areas.

Also requires:
Strong quantitative, analytical and project management skills/experience, with Lean management principles.
Effective, highly credible communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
Requires broad product knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of the relationship with interfacing / contributory areas.
Ability to analyse and interpret data.
Comprehensive understanding of current IT software packages used within the Demand Management discipline.
Good understanding of Project Management techniques.
Understanding of the Financial, Commercial and Procurement processes within BAE Systems and the operating Customer.

In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and access to free recreation facilities, all available within Company secured accommodation. In addition, a generous leave and travel allowance makes this an opportunity not to be missed. On successfully securing a role your appointment to Saudi Arabia will initially be on single status. On commencement of employment in Saudi Arabia you will have the opportunity to apply to have your family join you in the future. A full health care scheme is provided within Saudi Arabia.

In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous leave and travel allowance, a full health care scheme and access to subsidised recreational facilities

BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 82,500 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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