Alexander Mann Solutions - BAE Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
Costing & Pricing Manager - Estimating Would you like to be involved in high profile projects which will offer longevity and career progression? We currently have a vacancy for a Costing & Pricing Manager - Estimating at our site in Portsmouth. As a Costing & Pricing Manager - Estimating, you will be part of the team who are working on several key bids and campaigns over the next couple of years, covering all business streams including Torpedos, Training, Radar and Information & Knowledge Management, both for the UK MoD customer and export opportunities. This role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a high performing team to develop innovative and cost effective solutions to deliver the required services/solutions. Your main responsibilities as a Costing & Pricing Manager - Estimating will involve: Compiling, where appropriate, and owning the costing and pricing for the key campaign pricing activities Being influential and providing leadership and direction in defining, delivering, reviewing and challenging the bid and project solutions Challenging the current business solution/process and cost base to introduce innovative approaches to win competitive bids, including adoption of new systems, tools and processes Challenging the current business solution/process and cost base to introduce innovative approaches to ensure Single Source bids conform to the Single Source Contracting Regulations Playing a major role in the bid teams, influencing senior management and contributing to the overall business winning process Performing analysis for different pricing methods, scenarios and business models, as appropriate for the bids and campaigns, to support the internal approvals and the competitiveness of the bid Working with the Commercial, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain and other relevant functions to request, review, challenge and validate inputs to the estimates, ensuring they are robust, reasonable and align to the bid and campaign solutions Supporting the bid teams in preparing any analysis and approval documentation related to the costing and pricing of the bid Your skills and qualifications as a Costing & Pricing Manager - Estimating: Experience of major bids, +million pounds in value Experience of a large diversity of portfolios within various industries Costing/pricing background Strong stakeholder management experience Comprehensive knowledge or experience of Estimating or a similar analytical role in a senior position Defence/MOD background would be ideal but not essential A good practical understanding of Bid Management tools and processes, including the Life Cycle Management Framework would be desirable What we're looking for in you: You will need to be good at prioritising workload and communicating this to the team, customers and other stakeholders as required. You should feel confident working with other functional representatives and/or customers/suppliers to meet the operational needs of functional and line management and the business. You must have good presentational skills and good communication skills together with the ability to relate challenging scenarios to customers and suppliers. Location: Portsmouth, Naval Base Salary: Competitive Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive BAE Systems BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries. Maritime Services Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats. With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away! Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.