We currently have an opportunity for a Head of Business Transformation to join our Engineering function working within Defence Systems Technology (DST), Bristol. DST is a business unit in the Marine & Technology Division of Babcock International Group.
This is a temporary, fixed term position with an anticipated duration of 12 months.
Reporting to the Engineering Director, the Head of Business Transformation will perform a challenging and diverse role. Responsible for the implementation of the Continuous Improvement strategy within the Defence Systems Technology (DST) business unit, the Head of Business Transformation will lead the review of new and existing processes as deemed necessary, identify areas for improvement and drive the implementation of agreed change.
The core purpose of the role is to support the successful implementation of change projects that deliver significant operational efficiency savings ensuring that measurable improvements are delivered.
Achieving set company goals is an evolving process and can involve running focus groups, workshops and coaching staff. The Head of Business Transformation will bridge any gaps between the departments, maintain strong communication across all aspects of the company and will support the change management process, ensuring that those involved ultimately end up with a deep understanding and adoption.
Act as point of contact between different departments within Babcock DST and relevant third parties.
Communicate strategies and objectives with relevant departments and colleagues.
Identify any risks regarding changes and develop a strategy to overcome or address these.
Implement any changes sensitively and with minimal disruption.
Create a system to evaluate the success of any adjustments made within the organisation and present any findings.
Required Experience / Qualifications / Attributes
Sound working knowledge of general business processes and organisational framework, such as goals, strategy, culture and structure.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex information at all levels.
Proactive and able to use initiative.
Confident with strong decision making skills.
Ability to develop strong relationships with all stakeholders.
Ability to influence, negotiate and constructively challenge to achieve productive solutions.
Ability to demonstrate innovation and creativity.
Good leadership skills and ability to work well within a team.
Ability to set and meet objectives.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent organisational skills.
Bristol is a vibrant city in south west England with a wide range of attractions, landmarks, events and shopping. It has excellent transport links and is only 1.5 hours from London by train.
Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.
The role will be in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks.
Babcock offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE 100 employer including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, 25 days holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (for the majority of roles), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams.
This role is within the Marine & Technology Division. The Division employs over 10,000 highly skilled people and is the UK's leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval support facilities.
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The closing date for this vacancy is Tuesday 18th April 2017.
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