Planning and Performance - Principal Analyst

Bristol, Bristol, UK
23 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
We currently have an opportunity for a Principal Analyst to join the DST Planning and Performance team in our Support business within Defence Systems Technology (DST), Bristol.

DST is a business unit within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. Working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, DST works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. We're based at a number of sites in the UK and overseas. The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, as a result we are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and driven people.


The role of the Planning and Performance Principal Analyst is to take a lead role in the Planning & Performance team to ensure that the DST Support business can achieve its targeted growth and deliver its operational requirements.

Typical tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Manage the workload and priorities of the Planning & Performance team.
  • Plan the capacity of the Planning & Performance team against the planned and forecast work load of the business.
  • Support the continual professional development of the Planning & Performance team.
  • Development of tools and techniques to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the business.
  • Support DST team in providing information to develop and implement strategies to ensure the cost effectiveness and sustainability of the business.
  • Collect and sanitise data that underpins the integrity of the Planning and Performance function, and liaise with the appropriate personnel to ensure its validity.
  • Proactively seek to improve the quality of data received form a number of different systems, ensuring the business are forecasting based on accurate data.
  • Ensure the regular drum beat of inventory optimisation is delivered to the business in line with the establish plan.
  • Provide visibility of Customer Demand to the business to maximise performance and profitability (Demand Plans).
  • Deliver information to the business to optimise our engagement with our supply base (Supply Planning).
  • Work with the relevant teams to resolve any issues, so as not to affect demand and supply performance.
  • Interpret the teams outputs and make substantive recommendations to the stakeholders involved.
  • Peer review of the Planning & Performance teams outputs prior to publishing.
  • Support the development of people, tools and processes of the Planning & Performance team.
  • Analyse the performance of the Support business and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Identify areas for improvement, working with relevant teams to develop processes.

Required Experience / Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Track record of managing and developing a team
  • Able to produce written proposals, plans and documentation for agreement with the senior management team
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Numerate and able to communicate well at all levels, both verbally and through formal written correspondence.
  • Good IT skills and knowledge
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, as well as other corporate IT systems and tools as required.
  • Knowledge of MoD systems (CRISP especially) highly beneficial, but not essential
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Relevant experience of:
    • Business and equipment analysis
    • Analysing large sets of data
    • ERP systems
    • Data cleansing
    • Stakeholder engagement


Bristol is a vibrant city in south west England with a wide range of attractions, landmarks, events and shopping. It has excellent transport links and is only 1.5 hours from London by train.


Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.


Babcock offers a supportive environment; 25 days holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (for the majority of roles), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams.

Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

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