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Standard Hours:           40 hours per week

Location:                     Lee-on-the-Solent


Job Description: 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Materials Controller to join BN Defence Limited. BN Defence Limited provides MAOS, DAOS, CFAOS, MIL part 145 and Flight Test services and facilities to defence customers.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


The Materials Controller will provide material planning and purchasing support to BN Defence. With particular focus on the pre-positioning and expediting of spares and services to support the Depth Maintenance and Modification programmes. The role will also require emphasis on tasking and quotes for defence customers, ensuring on time delivery of contracted tasking, escalating risk as appropriate.


Key responsibilities include:

Coordinate the ordering and progression of spares requirements identified as part of the Depth Maintenance of Modification packages ensuring that procurement projects are organised in an efficient manner.

Ensure that the aircraft reports are maintained with accurate date regarding demand progression.

Identify and report any risk to contracted aircraft TRT, relating to the supply of spares.

Develop relationships with key suppliers to BN Defence. Act as point of contact for suppliers throughout the procurement process, ensuring that there is regular communication and updates as necessary.

Ensure that Purchase Orders are raised, progressed and monitored to meet required lead-times.

Generate the spares reports required to support the Commercial activity associated with Depth Maintenance and Modification programmes.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of working within a supply environment, specifically purchasing and procurement. The candidate will also have good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and be self-motivated.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above and be CIPS Level 2 qualified. Experience of working in a manufacturing environment or similar is essential and any previous experience of working within a military support environment would be advantageous.



Any offer of employment will be conditional, subject to the successful completion of the Company’s Security Clearance process.  This will be arranged by the Company on the candidate’s behalf.  



Benefits associated with this role include flexible start time, 33 days holiday (inclusive of Public and Bank holidays), a contributory pension scheme and free onsite parking. 

We also offer the ability to join our healthcare scheme upon successful completion of the probation period.


To apply & further information:

If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role, to by the closing date.


Interviews will be held week commencing 10 April 2017.


Due to the high number of applicants we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications. As such, if you have not received a response from us within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a high level of applications, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.