Supplier Development Leader (UK)

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Luton
Closing date
30 Dec 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
Job Type
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Job Details

Job Responsibilities
Perform assessments of the suppliers capability to perform and sustain performance through the SHA (Supplier Health Assessment)
Engage the supplier to complete the diagnosis in the Gemba and work with the supplier to develop a comprehensive gap (SCIP) plan
Conduct weekly training and coaching on-site at the supplier to improve processes
Follow-up with the PW and supplier team to validate the gap plan and monitor progress to ensure the benefits are being achieved
Establish leading indicators of performance and track weekly, on-site at supplier
Intervene to expedite deliveries and resolve quality and/or technical issues as required
Educational Requirements:
BS degree in Manufacturing, Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering, Business Management or related field
Preferred candidate will have Master's degree in management or technical field
ACE Certification Program (ACP) Practitioner Operations preferred, Business Process Practitioner optional
Six-Sigma Blackbelt or Greenbelt preferred
UTC SHA certified assessor preferred
International Trade and Compliance (ITC) / BAER experience preferred
Minimum 5-10 years in Operations, Quality, Aerospace Manufacturing , and/or Continuous Improvement roles
Strong Leadership skills and a demonstrated track record of accomplishment in business performance using ACE tools or any other CI improvement tool
Highly effective team player able to develop and sustain team commitment and ownership
Hands on experience with strong structured project management and problem solving skills in using ACE tools or any other CI improvement tool
Ability to work and communicate with the entire workforce: from convincing a shop floor operator to try a new work sequence to having strategic discussions with both PW supply chain team and supplier leadership team about overall approach and focus for Supplier Gold
Self-motivated, high energy individual that can act with little guidance
Ability to initiate, lead and sustain change activities at the supplier
Highly adaptable person
Additional Comments:

Home based role. The successful candidate will spend up to 80% of their time on-site at their assigned suppliers.

Private Medic Insurance
25 days holiday
Wellbeing cash plan
"Cycle to work" scheme


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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