DE&S & SDA Integrated Logistic Support Managers

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£30,000 – £42,000 pa. (plus benefits)

Bristol – Filton Abbey Wood

21st July 2019

The opportunity

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S is a highly specialised part of the Ministry of Defence. From the procurement of clothes to carriers, food to fighter jets, we ensure our UK military customers – the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – have the equipment and support they need to carry out their duties effectively. We employ over 12,000 talented civil servants, military personnel and private contractors across more than 150 locations around the world operating with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years.

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), was formed in April 2017 and assumed status as an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence in April 2018 and will employ 1,200 highly qualified professionals. As a standalone entity within the MOD, the SDA has been created as a high-performing organisation, bringing together existing expertise with heightened managerial, commercial and procurement capability to ensure the excellence and cost-efficient delivery of the UK’s nuclear submarine assets for decades to come.

Vacancies are currently available across both organisations. If successful, you may be assigned to either DE&S or SDA depending on your skillsets and our business needs.

Our Integrated Logistics (iLog) function is responsible for the development, management and delivery of new and/or in-service support. The iLog function has professionals whose expertise includes: service delivery management; Integrated Logistic support (ILS), supply chain management; transport/movement; storekeeping/warehouse operations.
Are you looking for a complex and challenging role working at a National Scale?

Do you want to be part of a diverse multi-disciplined team and play a key role in supporting the security of the UK?

If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our national security then we want to hear from you.

Excellent opportunities have arisen for Integrated Logistic Support Managers to join the DE&S and SDA at their headquarters in Bristol, Abbey Wood.

The Integrated Logistics Support Manager (ILSM) role is a multifaceted role involving working with our customers and key suppliers to define and deliver the ILS for platforms and equipment.

To be successful in the role you will need to be knowledgeable in all aspects of ILS to be able to articulate the requirement in bid documentation and be comfortable in assessing bid returns to validate whether the needs of our customers in terms of ILS are going to be met. You must be able to transpose your knowledge into processes and key performance indicators to enable the business to monitor suppliers and their own performance against key ILS deliverables that keep our platforms and equipment fit to fight.

Both organisations are looking for people that are able to define and write our ILS documents including statements of work, use studies and ILS plans, determine the optimum support strategy solution, define and design the maintenance policy and procedures for new equipment capability entering service, determine availability, reliability and sustainability targets, levels of repair and engineering service levels for through life management and get this agreed with the customers and other colleagues working in the multi-disciplined team.

To prepare and maintain the ability of the organisation to support the equipment capability once in service the ILS manager will be responsible for agreeing the provision and updating of user and technical publications, obsolescence management, the correct contract requirements for in-service support to match the equipment capability support package this will include making sure the maintenance facilities and information knowledge management proposed in the support solution are feasible, available and fit in with the wider DE&S and SDA support strategies and solutions already in place.

Finally, you will need to be good with data to be able analyse and interpret model data and input parameters as required to model our AR&M, whole life costs, spares and level of repair analysis.

This is a complex, and ever-evolving role so you will receive training and development to further improve your knowledge and skills to be an effective ILS manager and potentially progress further within DE&S & the SDA.

The ILS manager role is multi-faceted, involving a wide range of duties and the balancing of priorities. Only Candidates demonstrating the following within their CV will be considered:

• Extensive experience of working in all aspects of ILS (supportability analysis, AR&M analysis, planning and implementation of ISS, obsolescence management).

Please note due to the nature of these roles this campaign is open to SOLE UK NATIONALS ONLY.

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