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12 Oct 2020

Full-Time SDA Assistant Supply Chain Manager

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

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£16,777 – £19,000

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The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence responsible for the procurement, in service support and disposal of the UK’s nuclear submarines. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UK’s continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent, and delivering the most technically complex programmes in Defence. We employ over 1500 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.

Job description

Are you a highly capable, credible individual with the ability to build positive and engaged relationships in a complex and ever-evolving environment? The Integrated Logistics (iLog) Function has opportunities for high performing Assistant Supply Chain Managers’ – Administrative Experts.

These roles carry considerable responsibility and opportunity as you will be accountable for providing support to front line commands.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals, at entry level to develop skills in roles primarily engaged in transactional activities, working under supervision in a fast paced of Logistics environment.

To be successful in these roles, 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 in these posts.

Based in HMNB Clyde, as an Assistant Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible for contributing to the delivery of supply plans. It’s a complex and varied role that requires robust and on time delivery of inventory including effectively utilising MODs’ various Logistics Information Systems. You will also take responsibility for the management of Supply Chain activities, in your area, providing resolution to problems and where appropriate, direction via prioritisation and workload balancing, to deliver a range of complex and time-sensitive, outputs that support your customers in the Front-Line Commands and/or DE&S Delivery Teams.


You will be responsible for…

* Engaging with Key Stakeholders as required to deliver efficient and effective logistics support.
*Inputting demands onto various MOD Logistics IS systems for designated customers.
* Delivering efficient and effective stores support by progressing outstanding demands and obtaining realistic Delivery Forecasts, prioritising in line with criticality and customer needs.
* Updating Records with appropriate information, providing the most up to date supply position on all line items, prioritising in accordance with guidelines.
* Acting as Customer Liaison Focal Point, responding to emergent requests and queries, interrogating systems where appropriate, delivering advice and guidance to a full resolution.
* Interrogating logistics systems to provide accurate stock position as requested.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Experience of working in fast paced customer service role with stakeholder engagement
• You will be a quick learner an able to work individually and as part of a team

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

• Ideally you will have experience working in a logistics/asset management environment, have IT proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word & Excel) and be a good communicator both verbally and in writing.

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

• Managing support supplier and customer networks – Practicioner
• Customer Service – Practicioner

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

• Communicating and influencing
• 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 & SDA, 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 SDA, 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 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 & SDA 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 25th October 2020 Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Assistant Supply Chain Manager, Defence, Scotland, and SDA. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 37 days.

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