Development Analyst

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire Salary: £38000 - £51000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Jack Pleon

My Client is looking for an Development Analyst to join them at their Ampthill site. As the company looks to grow its UK business over the next five years, it sees new opportunities to partner with the UK government to meet the country's global defence and security needs.

Working Hours
Week 1 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri 8.30am - 4.00pm
Week 2 Mon - Thur 8.30am - 5.30pm. Fri Day off
Lunch break 30 mins each day

My client has become known as a leading UK defence engineering company, delivering on a broad range of contracts for the MoD, prime contractors across the wider UK market and international defence ministries.

Specific Job Description

The post is accountable to the Head of Supply Chain Development initially for the development of the supplier improvement capability and ultimately delivery of the supplier improvement programme.

  • Developing and documenting the supplier segmentation tools and processes:
    • Establishing a consistent and coherent approach
    • Using a variety of techniques and models fine-tuned to meet the specific needs of the Ampthill business and based on best practice
  • Supply Base capability, capacity, and performance management:
    • Establishing a consistent and coherent approach for new capability identification and verification
    • Facilitate a robust process to manage existing vendor performance and usage
  • Supporting and documenting the execution of supplier segmentation:
    • Collating data and providing recommendations
    • Defining templates
    • Establishing a suitable data repository
  • Prioritising supplier excellence activities:
    • Defining the focus for development and management effort across the supply base that generates maximum impact on product delivery with minimal programme disruption
  • Developing supplier management strategies for 'focus' suppliers:
    • Defining the type of engagement (e.g. invest, support, improve, divest)
    • Working with sub contract managers and procurement leads in particular
    • Supporting and promoting the development of the Supplier Relationship Management framework

Required skills:

  • Strong procurement and business analytical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of using SAP or other similar ERP/MRP systems
  • Able to work independently with accountability to a wider team
  • Ability to formulate actions plans and to achieve change
  • Delivery of change and improved performance in complex supplier environments
  • Ability to facilitating solutions.

Desired Skills:

  • Supply chain experience working in multi-functional organisations along
  • Knowledge of various phases of the product lifecycle i.e. capture and proposal, programme start-up, development, production, sustainment and end-of-life.
  • Experience of managing suppliers in a Defence environment

Some travel may be required in relation to supplier improvement, potentially a couple of times a month and occasionally that will be international travel, however it is predominantly Ampthill based.

This role has the possibility of flexible working options including the potential to work a proportion of time from home.


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