Operations Manager

£32,500 – £35,000 salary (plus benefits)
24 Jun 2022
04 Jul 2022
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We’re looking for Operations Managers to assist in the delivery of a capability, equipment, or service for our military customers across the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. If you’ve got big aspirations, our organisation will provide the tools to help you grow, learn, and achieve extraordinary things. That’s why we say, your ambition leads here.

About us

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) is an integral part of UK Defence. We equip and support the UK’s Armed Forces as they protect life at home and overseas. As part of this, we procure smarter tech for intelligence systems. Vehicles that go further, and faster. Safer, more effective vehicles for land, sea and air. Our Integrated Logistics function is pleased to offer challenging and interesting careers that bring a sense of pride and purpose. By joining our team, you’ll find yourself a role where your voice is heard, your impact is felt, and your contribution is recognised.

We’re pleased to promote multiple opportunities across DE&S, as well as our sister organisation, the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), too.

About the role

As an Operations Manager, you’ll support the delivery of projects and in-service support for equipment used by the UK military. You’ll work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to support front-line operations, taking a pro-active approach and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement. Working closely with our suppliers, you’ll contribute to the placement and management of contracts, monitoring supplier performance and ensuring contractual obligations are met.

By interpreting information to provide valuable insights, you’ll help us perform better, together. Supporting teams, you’ll encourage a culture of learning from experience, and imaginative thinking, to challenge the status quo and to continually drive for improved quality.

About you

To be successful in your application, you must demonstrate experience of working in a relevant field, such as operations, project, supply chain or business management, engineering, or technical through-life support.

You’ll need to show us you’ve supervised a team through change, helping to improve efficiency and effectiveness. You’ll also need to demonstrate how you’ve prepared delivery plans, ensuring agreed service levels are met, while working within time, cost and quality parameters. Show us you have strong organisation, influencing, and communication skills too, and you’ll be ticking all the boxes.

The benefits

When you join DE&S, you’ll enjoy a generous employer pension contribution of around 27%. You’ll benefit from a clear career path with plenty of opportunities for progression. As well as access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, you can expect plenty of support from colleagues and mentors. And you’ll be welcome to join a wide range of employee networks, including the Women’s Inclusive Network, Race & Culture Network, Pride Network, Disability Network, and more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we’re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.