Job Details Business Advisor R07404

Discipline

Business Management

Location

Stevenage

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00 Job Description

To lead (and where necessary undertake) the research and analysis required to understand, synthesise and interpret thinking within the political, industrial and supply chain environment in which MBDA UK is operating. For defined topic areas, you will be responsible for shaping actions and recommendations, and delivering agreed changes relating to our future position within this landscape.

  • A vision creator who is able to articulate a future state, based on the use of information (Data analysis and statistics), logic and an understanding of Defence Market Trends.
  • Capable of thinking on your feet, and using measured, well-reasoned arguments, to position MBDA's thinking, thus demonstrating thought leadership, in senior Industry/Government forums.
  • Drawing conclusions, identifying implications, and outlining recommendations from the above
  • Directing and where necessary undertaking detailed analysis on complex topics to identify patterns and trends
  • Balancing multiple data sources and identifying where to "look" next
  • Comfortable with handling statistics and drawing conclusions
  • Capable of producing succinct, well-written papers, to position/support or argue against Government Industrial Policy developments.
  • Applying Academic rigour to test certainty and understanding
  • Starting with the Question rather than an answer
  • Being broad minded and open to alternative ideas
  • Acting as a change agent to stimulate thinking, and challenge entrenched views.
  • Having the capacity to interact at a senior level across different business areas to develop influence, foster proactive collaborative working relationships, and ensure effective stakeholder engagement​

What we're looking for

  • Capacity to interact at senior level, across different directorates and to be recognised as a legitimate Change Agent in the UK.
  • Strategic thinker/shaper, capable of translating the complex into digestible chunks
  • Very strong transversal understanding of the Defence sector
  • Strong capacity of synthesis and persuasion, able to develop effective working relationships and influence
  • Positive attitude with no preconceptions on conclusions from analysis
  • Ability to draw conclusions and implications from complex data collection and analysis, both external and internal, e.g. market and industry dynamics, competitive position, profitability.
  • Financial familiarity and sensitivity to financial issues
  • Very good communication skills, both oral and written, capable of writing to White Paper level
  • Open mind and willingness to learn/look at things from a different perspective
Here's what's in it for you
  • The opportunity to identify and influence MBDA UK's business model evolution
  • To be responsible for the change lifecycle, from analysis through to delivery
  • To influence future UK defence market/model
  • Working with senior Industry and Government representatives to agree common ground
  • Produce relevant action plans and work with members of the UK leadership team to enact them and take any necessary corrective actions

Join a great team!

We are a small team which has a broad and wide reaching agenda. We help highlight areas of opportunity/weakness within the Defence Industrial Landscape, which need to be explored/assessed/positioned.

The team helps to stimulate thought leadership, and operates with the capacity to both exert influence and shape act/decision making.

Our benefits

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

00 Benefits & Rewards

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Our success is dependent on every individual’s contribution to MBDA UK. We want to encourage you to fulfil your potential and share in that success. As such, we have in place a bonus scheme based on different criteria and dependant on grade.

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

Employees receive 25 days of paid annual leave per calendar year, in addition to all statutory and public holidays. This increases to 26 days after 10 years of service and 27 days after 30 years. You can enjoy more time off by purchasing up to an additional five days holiday through payroll.

Dynamic / Flexible Working

Dynamic / Flexible Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

Employees may be eligible for enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave. This includes up to 26 weeks enhanced pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, 2 weeks enhanced pay for paternity leave, and neonatal care leave for up to 12 weeks where a period of extended hospital care is required after birth.  Employees also have access to support whilst undergoing fertility testing and treatments.

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

We offer a choice of two dining and lifestyle cards so you can save money at restaurants, cinema, days out and more as a member. You will have access to hundreds of discounts and rewards on a wide range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised Gym Membership

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank. The monthly cost includes access to Stevenage’s Sports & Social club where you can enjoy money off sporting activities, shopping, theatre trips and more. We also offer discounted rates at over 3,500 gyms nationwide.

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

A valuable part of your reward package is the option to become a member of the BAE System Pension Scheme. Whether you plan to retire in five or 45 years you need to think about where your future income will come from when you do. The pension schemes do not just provide for your future, you will also have protection in case you have to stop or cease work early because of ill health; and valuable benefits for your beneficiaries if you should pass away.

Share Incentive Plan

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is available for you to join and reinforces our commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

You can take advantage of a range of free seminars held throughout the year to help you make good financial decisions for now and the future.

Extracurricular Learning Budget

Extracurricular Learning Budget

You can receive up to £150 towards the cost of approved courses each year including group language lessons.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Cover you and your family with the option to select our six levels of dental cover. You can choose to visit NHS or private dentists and the cost is deducted through payroll. 

We've teamed up with AXA PPP to offer a selection of private healthcare plans, deductible from your net pay, for you and your family. 

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Receive free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

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Training and Development

Development of our people is of vital importance to us at MBDA, which is why we ensure everyone has access to the teams, tools and resources needed to achieve their goals. This includes our dedicated in-house Learning & Development team, our Apprenticeship programmes, a variety of online learning platforms, and much more.

We encourage new learning and will provide up to £150 in financial support per year if you wish to participate in further study in your own time.

If you lead a team, or hope to do so in the future, we offer a range of management training opportunities, with paths designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

We want our people to work when and where they feel they can be most effective. For most of our employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued.

For roles that do not have to be based on one of our sites full-time, you will have opportunities to work from home as part of your agreed Dynamic Working arrangement.

If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Security Clearance

All employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. 

For further information, please view our Security & Vetting page.

Awards

    

We're proud to be a nationally recognised employer at MBDA. We have received a range of employer awards including Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2022; Gold awards from Investors in People, the 5% Club, and Armed Forces Covenant. We are also currently ranked #1 in the UK's Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league table, as well as #1 for Manufacturing.

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