Senior Configuration Analyst

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: James Giblin

Senior Configuration Analyst




Senior Configuration analyst needed for a leading Defence organisation based in Bedfordshire who are looking to employ an experienced Senior Configuration Analyst who has great experience within a Manufacturing environment.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Senior Configuration Analyst will include:

  • Ensures the timely creation of As-Built Records for retrospective uplift work, including evidencing the embodiment of Change and closure of Concessions.
  • Tracks and reports on the configuration of the As-Built standard of manufactured assemblies in accordance with business processes and contractual requirements in preparation for delivery to the customer.
  • Supports the PCA's and any incremental audits as required.
  • Ensures robust controls are in place within the Manufacturing Business System (SAP) to ensure configuration control of manufactured parts is appropriate.
  • Manages the control of Manufacturing Process Change in accordance with business processes.
  • Chair the Manufacturing Configuration Control Boards (MCCB).
  • Coordinates the detailing of the Impact Assessment in relation to Engineering changes into the MCCB.
  • Provides feedback to Engineering on required changes to the engineering baseline.
  • Reviews the business processes for Manufacturing change to ensure applicability is maintained within area of responsibility.
  • Provides the training for any manufacturing configuration systems and procedures across Operations when required.

What you need to be the successful Senior Configuration Analyst:

In order to be the successful Senior Configuration Analyst and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of As Built list generation (either manually or in ERP) within an Operational environment.
  • A tenacious, detailed and data driven individual who can support within a Programme environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Detailed understanding of the fundamentals of MRP, Manufacturing BOM's and routings and controlling factors within SAP (or similar ERP software).
  • Strong communication skills that can sell and influence to a range of audiences internally and externally with the ability to work with all levels of the business.
  • An independent thinker, able to take on the role of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to maintain the key requirements of Manufacturing Configuration.
  • Key competences: Personal accountability, building relationships, planning for results, customer first, adaptability.
  • Capable of obtaining SC - Security Clearance.


  • Experience of SAP/Windchill or similar tool.
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • A strong background in and knowledge of the use of Excel for data analysis.
  • Experience in activities & techniques relating to the introduction of new products (NPI).
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma methodology, Quality toolset experience.
  • Experience of driving change in process, behaviour and culture.
  • Problem solving experience (8D, A3, Root Cause Analysis etc.)
  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) or relevant experience.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Configuration Analyst to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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