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We are in search of a Commodity Delivery Manager who will work with senior leadership and Heads of Department to deliver solutions and ensure smooth execution of projects in line with Leidos’ goals and priorities.
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The Logistics Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) Programme for the UK Ministry of Defence is a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. The programme provides essential services such as storage and distribution for the MOD's materiel, including a global freight service and the procurement and inventory management of 70,000 commodity NATO Stock Number (NSNs).
Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
What You’ll Be Doing:
As the largest provider of IT services to the U.S. Government, Leidos develops and sustains large data and technology infrastructures and integrates complex IT systems for almost every branch of the U.S. Government. Leidos currently has a number of positions supporting the United Kingdom MOD logistics programme.
Minimum Qualification/Education Level:
Minimum: A-Levels (grades A-C)
Desirable: Degree in relevant discipline
Essential: Minimum 5 years Business/Programme Management experience
Essential: Experience working in:
Defence commodity procurement;
Catering procurement business;
in either Supply Chain, Commercial or Technical functions.
Desirable: Knowledge of Defence Food Quality Standards (DFQS)
Essential: Full understanding of the LCST Business Operational Model (SCD/Financial/Regulatory)
Desirable: Advanced knowledge of MoD legacy procurement processes
Be the single point of competence to support Defence Food and General Supplies Customers from concept development through to delivery and lessons learned whilst ensuring requirements are delivered to time, cost and quality.
The role will coordinate with the MoD customer, Leidos functional areas and Commodity Support Services functional pillars (including those within the key sub-contractor) to ensure outputs are received as required.
This role offers Commodity Support Services (CSS) subject matter expertise in its own right. The Commodity Delivery Manager will formulate proposals, deliver Requests For Information (RFIs) and represent Leidos at required commodity forums; focused on, and measured by, the delivery of new projects and BAU including building intimacy with the users and trials entities.
Suitably qualified and experienced in Defence Commodity management, Project Management and Supply Chain Management, this role will operate as the primary point of contact for:
Emerging customer complex requirements: This role will actively support the Concept Phase for changes and projects, providing expertise to the requirements management and concept development, including coordination of effort across the functional pillars.
Support to stakeholders where input is required to contract re-let: This role will support Defence to articulate its initial commodity requirements, change in those requirements and timely delivery of these in order to inform commercial liability arrangements for re-let in addition to ensuring that these re-lets occur as planned.
Single point of contact for Authority Assurance: oversight of performance data and leadership of interventions as required directly supporting the Authority assurance representatives.
Day to day management of appropriate Working Group actions and ensuring coherence of Team Leidos support to that forum.
Management and oversight of changes in delivery. Ensuring that post-commissioning delivery remains on track, consistent with contract and end user expectation.
Issue Resolution. Focussing on high-profile and/or high-impact issues that require immediate resolution and mitigations.
The outcome of this role will be:
Greater clarity on how to engage LCST delivery, to provide clear requirements and greater assurance of LCST’s ability to respond to emergent needs.
Greatly reduced “swivel chairing” of issues, RFIs and increased appropriate engagement with delivery capability with CSS and SD&F (as required).
Providing the MoD confidence of accountability through the creation of complimentary Roles and Responsibilities between CMO, Defence stakeholders and TL, increasing assurance efficiency and reducing duplication of effort.
Delivering the activity within and maintaining a single programmatic picture, encompassing BAU delivery oversight (OTD/FSA), Readiness, commissioning (including Sch 25 change), re-lets and benefit. Including clear sight of Programme milestones and dependencies.
Decreased customer complaints and customer wait time for answers to RFIs,
Increased output and productivity from existing TL/CMO resources and "concept" support for Customers.
The creation of the conditions whereby Continuous Improvement cycles can be run to identify further improvement and benefit to wider Defence.
What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)
Commitment to Diversity:
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.