Principal Operational Excellence Professional

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Principal Operational Excellence Professional

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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

Salary: £37,789 +

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading on elements of Operational Excellence initiatives and responsible business behaviours
  • Supporting, establishing and maintaining Operational Excellence strategy and objectives
  • Supporting key business improvement initiatives
  • Supporting the Operational Excellence Management team in addressing planned and unplanned tasks
  • Analysing volumes of EAC data, and working with CAMs, CAM Supports and Cost Estimating in order to review any anomalies within the account
  • Use your skills in order to determine, communicate and influence Stakeholders to accept and take responsibility for opportunities
  • Enable Stakeholders to implement any opportunities

Your skills and experiences:

  • Working Knowledge of Project Management principles
  • STEM based experience or Degree Qualified in STEM
  • A background in Project Controls / CAM Support would be beneficial
  • Working understanding of Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement methodologies including Lean and Six Sigma and/or Lean Practitioner and/or Six Sigma qualified


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 leave incentive.

The Supply Chain team:

You will be part of a team that is responsible for supporting the achievement of operational excellence across the BAE Submarines business through the delivery and co-ordination of strategically aligned business improvement projects. This includes ensuring that viable and sustainable solutions are developed using Continuous Improvement tools, techniques and project management principals taking into account process, systems, and people dynamics.

You will be also identifying opportunities across the Dreadnought Programme via Demand Accuracy in order to realise sustainable benefits which will make the Programme more affordable.

This is a new team on an exciting project, which is at a strategic level, giving you sight across the whole programme.

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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