Business Support Manager

Plymouth, UK
20 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Business Support Manager

Starting Salary £42,180

About the role
The Facilities Business Support team is tasked with delivery of cross business unit improvement activities to ensure certainty of delivery, building capacity, innovation, MSDF cost saving and supporting the growth agenda. The team delivers a wide range of business support activities including lean techniques, risk management, strategic development, identification and delivery of business improvement initiatives.

What do I need to do the role?
You'll need to be a self-motivating individual, with a high degree of understanding of operating within the business improvement arena. Ability to operate in a partnering environment with an aptitude for high customer service levels with a high level of customer focus.
You will also need to have experience in the following areas:
  • To Lead/Manage Business Improvement and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Projects, delivering to time, cost and quality.
  • To support the BIM in introducing Strategic changes to the Facilities Operational Departments, ensuring they are aligned to the overall M & T strategic direction.
  • To identify and standardise metrics and measures across the business (both input and output) that can be used to determine performance improvements and operational effectiveness.
  • •Co-ordinate with other Business Improvement Teams to ensure a consistent approach to continuous Improvement across Business Units at Devonport and Clyde.
  • •Support the BIM in the co-ordination role as the IT business representative for Devonport Operations.
  • •Support organisational redesign, ensuring compliance with LC 36 requirements and Spans and Layers principles.

Lastly, you'll need to have a proven track record of delivering improvement projects thorough full project lifecycle and Project Management experience (3 years minimum) and proven use of appropriate Lean Tools such as VSM, RRCA, OEE, SMED etc.

What else do I need to know?
•A qualification at degree level in a business or engineering discipline (or operating towards becoming a chartered member of an institute) would be beneficial for this role.
•A formal lean management qualification (Green Belt minimum)

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Application Guidance
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here .

Closing date: Monday 1 st April 2019

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