Capacity Planning Lead

BAE Systems UK

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Capacity Planning Lead

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £50,000 dependant on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Regular engagement with Project Management teams in discussing long term resource requirements

  • Chair monthly and quarterly resource meetings with internal and external stakeholders

  • Present data in a meaningful way – i.e., taking complex information and breaking it down for non-technical stakeholders

  • Recognise key points and present them in a way that’s easy to understand

  • Responsible for acting as a focal point between strategic and tactical resource planning leads and established supply solutions by role / trade to support Integrated Business Plan process

Your skills and experiences:

  • Resource planning / Headcount planning experience

  • Knowledge of MRP / ERP systems (SAP) – how they operate and how it links to various metrics related to financial and project performance. Advanced abilities with Microsoft Excel

  • Strong interpersonal skills - dealing with various stakeholders at multiple levels


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 Resourcing team:

You will be supporting the Royal Navy in both local and global operations within resource planning. This is a unique and challenging role where no two days are the same, you will have the opportunity to develop and progress within BAE and be provided training along the way.

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

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