Job Details Procurement Business Analyst R08539

Discipline

Commercial | Procurement and Supply Chain

Location

Stevenage | Bolton

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00 Job Description

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary up to £48K + bonus + over time + benefits

The Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Major Equipment Procurement (MEP) function within a newly formed Strategic Procurement Hub.

We are seeking a Senior Business Analyst to join the MEP team to develop solutions to proactively support the function in its decision-making process associated with sourcing and evaluating new and existing global Suppliers providing major sub-systems in support of provision of complex weapon solutions for the UK MoD and its allies.

The successful candidate will bring their professionalism, attention to detail and experience to contribute through improving the visibility, presentation, analysis and accuracy of Procurement data. They convert business needs into deliverable requirements and work with a wider range of stakeholders to deliver an appropriate solution.

The Role:

You will have, or develop, a broad knowledge of creating solutions and working with a variety of people to deliver capabilities that support current business operations and future business goals and aspirations.

Data and analytics forms the core of the Strategic Procurement Hub and you will work closely with Category Managers, Data Analysts, Application Developers and the wider Function and business.

The role will be a mixture of understanding business operations, translating business needs into requirements and project managing projects from concept to completion. You will also be expected to be the team leader with Procurement Data and Business Analysts reporting to you, along with Graduates/Apprentices undertaking placements in your team.

Key aspects of the role involve:
  • Engage and communicate within the MEP function to understand the needs of the department and wider internal stakeholders.
  • Produce requirement specifications based on these needs.
  • Lead and project manage the implementation of solutions, working with internal stakeholders across the business, to deliver best value propositions.
  • Assist in the development and monitor the effectiveness of appropriate governance systems to ensure deployed solutions remain topical and are appropriately evolved.
  • Provide functional training on analysing data (as required)
  • Provide analytical expertise and support regarding the development and improvement of processes, tools and templates.
  • As required, undertake Line Manager responsibilities for the MEP Business Analytics team within the Strategic Procurement Hub. This will include objective setting, performance assessments, provide coaching and on-the-job training, managing workloads and ensuring employee well-being.

Who are we looking for?

An enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with changeable / ambiguous complex business needs and evolve them into solutions.

Strong analytical, disciplines and methodologies, coupled with organisational, collaboration and prioritisation abilities.

Ability to understand complex problems and be able to undertake organised and logical analysis, identifying key issues with recommendations

A natural communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, with experience in driving multi-functional teams and delivering to challenging timescales. Where required, you will be required to provide detailed briefs and reports for Senior Management reviews, including potential issues/risks and recommendations.

Act as a change agent in collaborating process continuous improvement projects within the MEP function.

The role will involve infrequent travel to other MBDA offices, within the UK and Europe.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in business or a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physics or quantitative economics).
  • Experience of working as a Business Analyst within complex project environments – experience of working in procurement environment is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Excellent stakeholder management to build and maintain effective relationships across the business to deliver solutions.
  • Proven analytical and sceptical mind-set with an ability to develop solutions to technical problems.
  • Strong Microsoft Office suite capability especially for data analysis and presentations (SAP, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Strong data analyse software experience (Google Analytics, Minitab, B.I, R Studio etc.)
  • Experience of leading and developing a team

What's in it for you?

You will be joining a highly skilled, energetic supply chain team who strive for personal and professional excellence such that they are the recognised leaders within MBDA for delivering global through life equipment and service Procurement solutions to support business aims and our end Customer's needs.

Our work is complex, challenging and varied. However, we all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work, deliver sustainable Defence capability to UK Armed forces and other international governments.

What's great about the team?

The Strategic Procurement Hub team has been recently established within MEP, which provides a unique opportunity to establish new ways of working and solutions to the function, along with working in a driven and energetic team.

Join a dedicated team who support one another in what are common goals across the Directorate, willing to impart knowledge and experience.

Why us?

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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