Summary of the work:
Specialist role – Developer
Lead Developer for Commander Field Army (CFA) on commodity planning, demand and performance measurement process change and prototyping. CFA currently spends £280M on commodities annually, this position will work in a small team, understanding systems, working with stakeholders suggesting process changes and developing, implementing and supporting prototype tools pan business.
Latest start date 01/06/2017
Expected contract length 220 days with option period of a further 220 days or part thereof.
Work is for Ministry of Defence
About the work
Who the specialist will work with:
MOD Civil Servants, Military Personnel, Contractors The Specialist will be required to work with the Authority and other internal/external agencies to ensure coherent delivery of the services. It is anticipated that the Specialist will agree with the Authority to spend varying degrees of time located at the Authority’s site for face-to-face meetings and to carry out work of a security sensitive nature.
What the specialist will work on:
1. Supporting current prototype inventory tools. 2. Assisting AIS with porting prototype tools onto ADW. 3. Writing all required system documentation. 4. Conduct analysis on current processes and design, build and publish reports as requested / directed by the Project Manager. 5. Advise on the most efficient design and architecture for future business practices. 6. To undertake any other analysis, process work or related tasks that may be required by the Project Manager and produce project or specialist documentation as necessary. 7. Continued development of prototype tools to support CFA.
Skills and experience
Essential skills and experience:
A strong background and proven experience in detailed forecasting, demand planning and performance management. End to End Supply Chain understanding and knowledge.
Ability to analyse mass data sets, across multiple commodities, 80,000 stock keeping units, over the short, medium and long term.
Capable of identifying trends, errors and issues with processes, from stand-alone systems and providing the correct level of Management Information to produce business intelligence.
Working with SME’s to elicit and document complex business requirements.
Ability to map detailed business processes, systems and unwarranted variation.
Clear, concise briefing and presentation skills to connect with a wide range of stakeholders and convey often complex, stratified / nuanced meaning.
Capable of identifying, quantifying and mapping project benefits associated with redefining business processes.
Knowledge and broad experience of a wide range of database applications, technologies and business exemplars with ability to horizon scan and forecast likely trends.
Produce high quality outputs within tight timeframes ensuring critical project deadlines are prioritised and achieved.
The candidate must have the ability to record work in suitable technical and documentary formats with attention to detail and credibility in both technical and practical professional areas.
Break down complex problems and identify steps towards solutions.
Coach individuals and engage with non-technical people at all levels of seniority.
In depth knowledge and application of industry best practice in inventory supply and management.
Relevant qualification such as an Industrial Engineer.
Expert Microsoft Excel (Full application development).
Deep knowledge and experience of working with the Army is essential.
Nice-to-have skills and experience:
Ability to write prototypes with Microsoft front end / SQL back end
Strong knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures within MoD Army and the wider Defence environment is highly desirable
In depth working knowledge of CFA inventory forecasting processes and tools
In depth working knowledge of CHURCHILL, UAMS, ADW, CFA BT, MIRANDA, SS3, MJDI and VERITAS APS and DART.