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19 Nov 2020

Full-Time DE&S Supply Chain Management

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Beith, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description


£19,044 per annum (plus benefits).


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

Defence Munitions Receive Store, Maintain & Issue a wide range of munitions that are used by the UK armed forces to train, protect and serve anywhere in the world. Our Defence Munitions staff work closely with DE&S project teams and front-line commands in order to ensure our troops have the right items at the right time. We work as an important part of the wider MoD establishment that supports, procures and supplies our troops, providing them with a range of munitions from bullets, shells, and flares up to and including and complex weapons such as high-calibre ammunition and guided or targeted weapons.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual at entry level to develop skills, working under supervision in logistics. You will be responsible for helping to achieve business objectives and continue improving performance. You will support key activities and senior colleagues, contributing to operational Supply Chain Management across Inventory Management, Supplier Management, Demand Management and Performance Management activities.

This post will allow you the opportunity to collaborate with customers and supply chain activities to ensure accuracy of Inventory systems, allowing supply demands to be met and value for money to be obtained.


To be successful in this role, you will ensure that a high-quality service is delivered, and this will be demonstrated through your ability to collaborate with others to deliver a positive outcome. Having a good eye for detail and dealing with the management of data will play a vital part of this post.

Key activities may include:

* Manage and monitor inventory levels to inform the forecasting of demands.
* Process, manage and authorise orders in a timely and accurate manner.
* Update and maintain item and data records accurately to ensure process compliance and operational efficiency.
* Comply with appropriate policy and safety requirements at all times.
* Escalate any complex issues to senior colleagues and suggest areas for improvement where necessary.
* Monitor deliveries and dues in and hasten where necessary to ensure inventory is kept at required levels.
* Contributioning to development include proposing and implementing improvements to current working methods.
* Supporting the emergency response team (i.e.Incident Control Point manning).

This is a varied role within a demanding and busy environment and the candidate must be a confident and forward-thinking individual with analytical skills and a high attention to detail.

The role will require you to be proactive and able to work independently, therefore, having good communication skills both verbally and in writing are key. As an individual, you will have a flexible attitude and be conscientious in your work with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (or equivalent/further academic evidence), relevant experience in a similar environment would also be acceptable.
• IT skills & are IT literate, with good understanding of Microsoft office tools as well as being articulate and precise in communicating information.

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Previous experience within an supply chain based environment or similar and management of spreadsheets would be an advantage.

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Managing Support, Supplier and Customer Networks
• Customer Service

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Changing and improving
• Managing a quality service

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

The Integrated Logistics (iLog) Function is the integrating Function for Support within DE&S, responsible for the development, management and delivery of in-service support for our front-line command customers. The iLog Function consists of around 2,900 personnel, both civil servants and military, and with a wide range of disciplines ranging from operations management and supply chain management, technical through-life support and logistics delivery, to modelling and analysis and internal continuous improvement consultancy services.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’  here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):

• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).

If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview on W/C 07/12/20 so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 29th November 2020 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Supply Chain Management. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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