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Operational Excellence Lead, BAE Systems, Filton, UK

Operational Excellence Lead, BAE Systems, Filton, UK
Posted on: 12/19/2023

Operational Excellence Lead, BAE Systems, Filton, UK

Job Description

Job Title: Operational Excellence Lead
Location: Frimley/Filton / Weymouth/ Farnborough, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.
Salary: £58,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

•        Leading workshops / Practical problem solving events within integrated Combat Systems that will save costs or improve schedule performance
•        Leading on elements of Operational Excellence initiatives and responsible business behaviours
•        Supporting, establishing, and maintaining Operational Excellence strategy and objectives
•        Supporting the Operational Excellence Management team in addressing planned and unplanned tasks
•        Managing wider stakeholder engagement – key relationship building
•        Leading and facilitating training for the wider team

Your skills and experiences:

•        Working understanding of Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement methodologies including Lean and Six Sigma
•        Working knowledge of Project Management principles
•        Demonstrable problem-solving skills within teams
•        Ability to motivate individuals and teams to embrace change and drive improvement
•        Experience in facilitating training, coaching, and mentoring a team


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Operational Excellence team:

This is an exciting time to support the leads within the wider team and work with our largest external stakeholder, the Ministry of Defence. Within Operational Excellence and The Dreadnought Programme, the largest defence programme in the UK, you will impart information, facilitate training, and provide guidance to the rest of the team.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.
 Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date 8th January 2024
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
“Due to the festive season, there may be a delay in the processing of your application.  Your application is important to us, and we will respond as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding.”


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