Supply Chain Development Manager
Location: Taif, 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 Development Manager, based in Taif.
To provide senior level operational support to the Salam Supply team and deputise for the Head of Supply Chain - RSAF Typhoon. Manage the operational Supply Chain Business activities in KSA including the AOG cell, Repairs Routing, Demand Planning and Engineering / Logistics Portal teams to meet challenging operational readiness and fleet availability targets. Defining and delivering operational processes and reporting matrices to enable efficient and effective supply chain operations to support the customer and the contract.
Deputising for the Head of Supply Chain - RSAF Typhoon, management of the supply chain requirements (including IT)
Development of the end-to-end Supply solution ensuring the capacity meets current and future requirements
Development of the Supply chain processes and performance measures
Development and mobilisation of the supply aspects for AAC, AEC and AACC repair services.
Manage the monthly supply chain data/reports to senior management and customer reviews
Promote the implementation and sharing of best practice and supervise and monitor performance of repair service.
Ensure the required working environment is appropriate for the delivery of the Supply Chain activities and that all personnel within Supply comply with safety regulations, policy and procedures.
Ensure Supply personnel are competent and authorised to perform tasks in accordance with appropriate policy and that Airworthiness and Safety is afforded due recognition within the Supply organisation.
Ensure that all incidents/accidents are investigated and correctly reported in accordance with agreed procedures.
Manage the effective implementation and maintenance of Health and Safety, and Quality Assurance within Logistics.
Management of the Supply meetings with HQ RSAF, KFdAB and Air - UK.
Day to Day management of the ELP, Critical Ops, Demand Management and Local Procurement teams
Primary Customer interface on KFdAB for all tactical supply chain matters
Assist in the Annex B Logistics/Supply development for the SSS (Phase 4) change order and for Phase 3.
Assist in answering RSAF letters for Supply.
Experienced at leading effective and fast-moving operational supply chain support solutions.
Good understanding of the Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Finance, Commercial and Programme Management practices within BAE Systems.
A working knowledge and operational experience of the BAE Systems Operational Framework and Life Cycle Management Framework.
Educated to degree level or equivalent in an Engineering, Programme Management or Supply Chain discipline.
The incumbent must have the ability to communicate effectively to RSAF officer level.
Requires an understanding of RAF and RSAF engineering/logistics operating procedures.
Previous RSAF customer experience desirable.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to manage diverse activities across a large mixed RSAF/Industry team of maintenance engineers and supply chain specialists.
Ability to communicate, influence and direct decision making at all levels of the organisation.
EXPATRIATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
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.
SAUDI NATIONAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
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
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.
All appointments in Saudi Arabia are subject to receipt of all necessary Government and/or Customer approvals.