Business Support Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Business Manager

Location: Bristol or Plymouth hub, with regular visits to our offices in both locations

Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF52319

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Business Manager as part of our Mission Systems team in our Effectors line of business

The role

As a Business Manager you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The purpose of this role is to support the Head of Operations with the day to day running of business operations.

Day to day, you'll lead on and manage the delivery of a broad range of business activities:

  • Business Planning: Collaborating with the Effectors management team to support integrated business planning, identifying the long-term business requirements that aligns to our strategy and objectives. Owning business continuity planning on behalf of the Line of Business and strategic workforce plans.

  • Optimising: Optimising the Line of Business operations including independently identifying activities and projects that are required to achieve the company strategy, business objectives and delivery requirements. Additionally, driving action based upon employee feedback to maintain and continually improve our employee experience.

  • Special Projects: Thinking outcomes, collaborate on special or other continuous improvement projects as required - having clear plans in place to understand the route to success and key performance indicators that help drive focus and performance.

  • Governance: drive focus into areas identified as opportunities to improve via internal and external auditing as well as against the Babcock 'Licence to Operate' controls process.

Essential experience of the Business Manager:

  • Someone who naturally relishes collaboration and working in partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, and with people from apprentices to senior management
  • A person who is adaptable and self-confident in navigating uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in order to deliver continuous improvement.
  • You'll have proven comprehensive experience in business operations
  • Experience within a commercial/private industry or business, defence or project management environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication and work planning skills, with experience of briefing senior management - communicating complex issues and proposed solutions in simple terms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat and other office productivity tools.

This role provides hybrid working arrangements with a mix of office and home working. You will be based from one of our offices in either Bristol or Plymouth, with expectation of regular travel to both of these offices.

Qualifications for the Business Manager:

  • Desirable to have a relevant degree or equivalent business experience
  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.
  • Our Benefits
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International

For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world.

To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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