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Job description for SDA Supply Chain Administrator

Do you have a keen eye for detail? Do you have skills in the management of data? If so, we have a great entry level opportunity to join the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) within the Supply Chain Team.

You will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual, who through working under supervision, together with tailored training and on the job learning, will develop skills for a Supply Chain Administrator role primarily engaged in transactional activities.

You will be contributing to the delivery and supporting of the supply chain processes. It is a varied role that requires accurate and on-time delivery of item data management and will include effectively utilising various Logistics Information Systems.

You will ensure that a high-quality service is delivered, demonstrated through your ability to collaborate with others, provide suggestions for resolution to problems, and to deliver a range of time-sensitive outputs that support your customers.

Please note that these roles are based in our offices within HMNB Devonport, Plymouth, and in-office attendance will be expected as required.

Due to the security requirements of the positions, they are reserved for sole UK nationals only.

Responsibilities for SDA Supply Chain Administrator

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Monitor supply chain activities within HMNB Devonport to ensure compliance with the Defence Logistics Framework (DLF) and on other supply chain regulations
  • Interrogate Logistics Information Systems (IS) to provide supply chain data on request
  • Work closely with Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and SDA Supply Chain Managers on all matters related to Inventory.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders as required on matters related to stores availability to customers

Person specification

To be successful with your application, you’ll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Ability to learn quickly and able to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Intermediate IT skills and proficiency in the use of databases and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Good customer focus and stakeholder engagement experience.
  • Demonstrable communication skills, both verbal and written

It would also be great if you can demonstrate any of the following desirable criteria:

  • Experience of working within a Supply Chain Management environment
  • Experience of using Logistic systems or equivalent

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Managing support, supplier, and customer networks – Supervised Practitioner level
  • Customer service – Supervised Practitioner level
  • Delivering at pace
  • Communicating and influencing


We’re pleased to offer a generous benefits package to support everything from your work-life balance to your bank balance, including:

  • 25 days’ holiday a year, plus 1 day a year up to 30 days, 8 bank holidays and a day off for the King’s birthday
  • A market-leading employer pension contribution of around 27 percent, an annual performance-based bonus, and recognition awards
  • Flexible and hybrid working wherever possible, to support your work-life balance (though some attendance to the stated site is required)
  • Access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, with plenty of opportunities and support for progression
  • A huge range of discounts including retail, sports, leisure, restaurants, gifts, days out, holidays, cinema, motoring, insurance, health care, gym memberships, and more
  • Up to six days of paid leave a year for volunteering
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave schemes, offering 100% pay for 26 weeks (after a qualifying period)
  • We champion a diverse and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and give their best. We believe that by harnessing the power of different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together. If you have a disability or additional need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
  • Discover more about SDA Benefits and pension schemes.

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Job Details

Job title

SDA Supply Chain Administrator


£20,500 – £22,000

Contract type


Business area

Operational Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


Recruitment contact

Aaron Frith – DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist –

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