Configuration Management/Data Management Profession Lead

Eden Scott's client is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, the company continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances. A new opportunity has now become available for a Configuration Management/Data Management Profession Lead. Reporting to the Head of Engineering for Performance Excellence, your key responsibilities are: Develop and articulate a good understanding of the current, short- and long-term CM/DM capabilities and capacity, providing well thought recommendations and follow up action plans on how to address gaps. Develop the role of CM/DM across the programmes and businesses, promoting best practice and highlighting the tangible benefits. Provide significant input to the assignment and re-deployment (including cross-site/program deployment) of CM/DM resources to programs, including supporting recruitment and selection. Governance of processes and tools ensuring best practices are adopted (e.g. CM/DM Plans, Basis of Estimates and participation at Gate Reviews). Build a strong CM/DM community, with a continuous improvement, affordability and sustainability ethos. Develop meaningful KPI measures that both demonstrate improvement across CM/DM & justify the CM/DM Profession Lead role. Manage reach back into the US (corporate and businesses) to make best use of all assets for the UK business, and benchmarking with other market leading enterprises. Play an active role in growing the capability of engineering within UK, leading change where appropriate. Ideal candidate: Degree qualified in Science, Engineering or Mathematics is desired, but candidates with relevant experience will also be considered Demonstrable hands-on CM/DM leadership experience of major programmes across the full programme / product lifecycle. Wide and deep knowledge in the concepts, practices and processes of CM/DM in Hardware (e.g. EIA-649), Software and Service Delivery, including effective Engineering Change Management. Experience with generating configuration metrics and reports Experience with estimating, proposing and managing configuration management cost and schedule on a program. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Relevant qualifications in at least one of the following areas: CMII, ITIL, NDIA

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