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Materials Manager

Company Boeing Defence UK Limited Job ID 1700008518 Date posted 06/14/2017
Location Gosport Hampshire United Kingdom
Job Description

For the past 100 years, Boeing has been making the impossible, possible. From producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane to transforming how we fly over oceans and into the stars, Boeing has become the world's largest aerospace company. And we're just getting started; especially in the UK.


Boeing has doubled its UK workforce in the last five years to more than 2,000 employees. This growth continues in 2017.  Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.

The programme based out of Gosport provides support for the UK’s Chinook fleet of almost 60 helicopters through the Through Life Customer Support (TLCS) contract and the Chinook Engine Support Arrangement (CESA).

The Materials Manager will support the complete cycle of material flow—from the purchase and control of materials to the planning and control of work in process and the finished product. In short you will ensure that an organization’s available goods can satisfy the demands of customers.

Organizations depend on effective materials managers to minimize waste, manage inventory levels, and ensure that output is in line with the company’s balance sheet.

You’ll actively engage with the Customer and Programme Manager to agree, define and implement strategic objectives in terms of Inventory optimization and support for the customer.

Ensure Supply Chain solutions are defined and implemented to support cycle time reduction and enhanced material availability within an Airframe & Aircraft Component MRO environment, to include management of Key Performance Indicators relevant to Inventory levels, supply chain cycle time efficiency and On Time Delivery.

A key responsibility will be to work aggressively with the Customer and programmes to implement and execute inventory reduction activity to reduce stockholding to optimum levels and increase annual stack turn performance.

To provide leadership and development for the team to generate a competent and professional function able to grow and ensure business goals and objectives are flowed down to the team formally and periodically reviewed as part of the Boeing performance management process.

Actively work to develop and implement cost reduction and process improvement initiatives through the use of Employee Involvement Teams and the Boeing Lean+ processes.

Further develop material availability solutions for key suppliers where required.

Develop and maintain customer relations both inside and outside of the organisation.

Actively seeks information to understand customer’s circumstances, problems, expectations and needs.

Must possess a thorough understanding of Earned Value Management in order to manage the programme material budgets.

Your knowledge areas will include the following.

Inventory management

Production planning

Queuing and simulation

Planning processes

Risk management

Enterprise resources planning and Manufacturing resource planning

Sales and operations planning

Demand management and forecasting

Master planning

Supply chain synchronization

Vendor managed inventory

Standards (time measurement)

Supply chain management

Process improvement and six sigma

Execution, planning, scheduling control

Lean management


Enabling technology application

BDS Global Operations

Relocation Assistance Available
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.


We are seeking to employ an individual with a proven track record of building and managing an effective team, motivating others, promoting a productive work environment, listening to others and managing performance. Strategic vision, combined with the ability to make things happen.

Experience of working within a multi stakeholder, multi customer environment where requirements are constantly evolving.

Ideally you’ll hold a Bachelors or equivalent degree along with supply chain industry association membership and specific certifications.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a SECURITY CHECK/CLEARANCE. 

Experience Level
Manager with Direct Reports

Job Type

Yes, 10 % of the Time

Contingent Upon Program Award


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