To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network

Job #: R-00128108
Location: Bedfordshire, GB
Category: Material Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: UK - BPSS


Supply Chain Operations Manager

Based at our state-of-the-art facility in Kempston.

Are you a Supply Chain Manager looking to lead supply chain and warehouse operations for a technology manufacturer? 

Are you a problem solver with great knowledge of ERP systems?

Here at Leidos, we design and manufacture security and detection automation found in airports across the world – you’ll have likely been through one of our systems if you have been on holiday recently.

At our site in Kempston, we build and test this equipment before it is shipped off to its final destination. Our Supply Chain and Warehouse Operations play a vital role in supporting production processes and ensuring domestic and international shipments meet our customers’ expectations.

What is great about this role?

Autonomy – you will not be micro-managed (your manager will be in the US) and you are empowered to make decisions.

We have one product line – this makes means you can focus on perfecting one process.

Development – both for yourself and the team. We are keen to develop the skills within each team from self-led learning via our online learning portal and peer-led through knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer training.

The role

You’re a problem solver, able to identify potential issues which might affect the delivery of a project. You’re proficient in learning and using ERP systems (we use Costpoint), able to interpret and use transactional data and reports, looking out for any potential issues which could affect our ability to deliver on projects.

You ideally have a background in manufacturing but we are open to applications from industry backgrounds such as retail or logistics.

• Oversee the proper execution and improvement of Supply Chain Operations in support of Production processes

• Manage the team responsible for domestic and international shipments

• Manage the Warehouse team responsible for supporting the Bedford site, to include inbound materials, kitting/staging, outbound materials movement and activities in the Bedford stores

• Manage third-party warehouse relationships, review performance and cost

• Process all transactions through the Costpoint ERP system in accordance with company policy

• Manage inventory levels and stock rotation, ensure disposition instructions are promptly carried out

• Maintain Cycle Count program

• Lead and develop direct reports as required

About You

Significant experience managing a stores/warehouse operation, ideally in support of manufacturing.

Strong working knowledge of ERP systems.

Experience in inventory management and cycle counting.

Ideally (but not essentially) some experience of hazardous material shipping

Confident communicating with all levels within a business and with external stakeholders.

Due to the nature of our business, you must be able to obtain and maintain BPSS security clearance

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

This job posting is no longer active.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community