Business Operations

The staff that ensures orders get fulfilled on time and on budget, supply chains function efficiently and new business gets won.​  Project profesionals, procurement staff and business development support are crucial to any aerospace and defence organisation.

Live Business Operations Jobs

  • Procurement Commodity Lead

    Procurement Commodity Lead - This person is responsible for management of A380 and A350 Wheels, Tyres & Brakes contracts and commercial agreements within the Landing Gear Systems Procurement Commodity team. You will be managing commercial agreements with all external suppliers. Equipment Procurement is largely responsible for procurement of complex, high value aircraft systems. This role is within the team responsible for Landing Gear Systems Procurement.

    • Job holder has the responsibility for developing the relationship with suppliers.
    • Management of high value contracts.
    • No line management responsibility however will be expected to manage project within a multifunctional environment.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (within organisational area)
    • Support robust, cross-functional, collaborative working relationships between Procurement, internal and supplier based teams. This will be achieved by supporting the Multi-Functional Team requirements, to deliver business results.
    • Commercial management, ensuring commercial integrity of agreements for new or existing development programmes.
    • Be responsible for leading negotiations on contract development, supplier and claims or retrofit actions.
    • Ensure supplier programme developments are achieved to time and cost, incorporat-ing applicable processes.
    • Identify value creation opportunities and deliver cost reduction programmes on exist-ing contracts and maximise purchasing leverage on new programmes.
    • Ensure working practices are aligned to Airbus Procurement processes and proce-dures.

    • Negotiation of contractual agreements / amendments.
    • Ensure project commercial budget challenges are met through negotiation and devel-opment of commercial leverage.
    • Ensure delivery of optimum supply chain pricing and contractual terms.
    • Satisfy customers and programme directorate requirements.
    • Support MFT expectations.


    • Strong contractual and commercial background with technical knowledge.
    • High capability for negotiation of contractual documents.
    • Proven ability in team working and influencing skills.
    • Experience of delivering projects within a Procurement environment.
    • Multicultural working experience.
    • Working knowledge of office IT systems

    If you would be interested in this opportunity, please get in contact with Eugene on 01202 596266.

    Job Type:
    £26 per hour
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  • Recruitment Consultant

    Is your job boring, unrewarding and with no chance of progression?
    Do you have previous sales or recruitment experience?
    Do you fancy an opportunity to realistically earn £40kpa OTE?

    If the answer is yes and you are a dive on in kind of person then click "Apply" !

    If you think you would like to learn a little bit more, then please keep on reading, you'll have the same options at the bottom of the page

    At KDC Resource we source the best candidates for the best Engineering and Technology companies in the world, period! So we need the best people to work for us. If this sounds like you please read on.

    The Job:

    As a Recruitment Consultant at KDC you will be responsible for finding exceptional Talent for our clients. In return they pay us money, fairly simple. When they have done that we will pay you a lot of commission (plus a nice base salary and an iPhone 6 all in a fun & flexible working environment). Sound good so far?

    No catches really! We do expect you to work as hard as the rest of us, be positive, smile, wash daily and contribute to making our office a great place to work.

    Some bits below about the job, us and what you will be doing:

    There is a shortage of Engineers and Technology professionals, but our clients require more and more of them. This is why we exist! You will be expected to find new candidates for our clients by using your initiative to call, message, email, send smoke signals, stalk, or even plain old meet potential candidates to tell them all the brilliant opportunities we have on offer. You may have guessed that we rate the good old telephone pretty highly. If you have telephobia please save your time and stop reading here!

    If not then read on, we will give you extensive training in the latest recruitment techniques. All we ask of you is that you have bundles of charm, sales skills, persistence and general brilliance. If you have then seducing candidates and wowing our clients will be child's play.

    Your job will be based at our offices at Bournemouth Airport. There is tons of parking, and a bus stops right outside, (Toni catches it every day so we know it works!). We have a monthly lunch club, and beer on a Friday afternoon (dressed up loosely as Training). Our clients also like to meet us regularly, so there is plenty of opportunity for days out.

    You will be joining an ever expanding team of recruitment consultants - success is completely in your hands. Leading your own team is the real objective, shortly before world domination.

    The Fit:
    KDC Resource is aged between 7 and 10 years old depending on what you count but we still very much see ourselves in start-up mode with an all hands on deck approach. We have a very informal working environment, great banter, and we are a fairly close bunch. Which all means that to fit with us, you'll be sound, someone we're happy to have a drink with, basically at your core you are a good egg.

    The Experience:
    Ideally you will have spent at least 1 year as a recruiter (in-house or agency, we don't discriminate) as recruitment industry knowledge will really help you. If you don't have it, don't despair! While recruitment experience would help you, we can definitely teach you all about it, however we really need you to have at least 1 year of sales experience.

    The Salary:
    Salary is negotiable but just by meeting your target each month, you'll be taking home around £40kpa, but commission is un-capped. Earn as much as you can! Your benefits will include (as mentioned above) an iPhone, 25 days holiday, quarterly sales prizes, plus all the normal pensions stuff.

    The start date:
    As soon as possible, we are growing and the current team need your help!

    To apply:
    We really want to hear from you, even if it's just to ask some questions about this job or have a chat.

    So, if it sounds of interest click "Apply" below. A CV would be great, but don't sweat it if you don't have one handy!

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    Base + Commission
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  • Electrical Facilities Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with a leading organisation leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
    Plant Engineering are a small team responsible for the facility and the services at Desford. Responsibilities range from the day to day running of systems and services through to major facility projects including new buildings, new equipment and major refurbishments. They are a support group to the facility providing guidance and advice to other departments and facilitate the required testing and inspection of equipment and services in order to ensure the facility is legally compliant.
    As an Electrical Facilities Engineer you will work independently and as part of the Plant Engineering Team.
    You will have responsibility to manage teams to deliver complex goals and projects, analyse and recommend systems, procedures, training and equipment needs based on facility requirements.
    Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
    ·Prepares documentation and leads compliance of site electrical systems to a planned maintenance program utilising a Maintenance Management System
    ·Coordinate electrical equipment maintenance and systems integration
    ·Investigates maintenance-related issues and recommends solutions
    ·Troubleshoots equipment and systems to prevent downtime
    ·Liaises with 3rd parties offsite to ensure compliance
    ·Assists in the design of building changes
    ·Verifies equipment and systems effectiveness and recommends revision or purchase of new equipment
    ·Manages / leads maintenance resources performing maintenance and repairs
    ·Manage / lead new facility improvement projects
    ·Manage / lead new Equipment Installation projects
    Skills, experience & qualifications you will have;
    ·Electrical/Electronic Engineering HNC or equivalent
    ·Previous job relevant experience
    ·Previous experience in High Voltage Networks, equipment diagnostics, systems integration and maintenance coordination using Maintenance Management Systems
    ·Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills
    Skills, experience & qualifications you may have;
    ·Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment
    ·Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers

    Job Type:
    £33000 - £40000 per annum
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  • Lead Project / Design Engineer

    Lead Project/Design Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with an exciting and innovative company who are seeking a Lead Project/Design Engineer to join their rapidly growing team in Shaftesbury!
    This role will give you the opportunity lead a great team of design engineers and help drive effectiveness with your expertise. Here you can bring your new and fresh ideas and make them a reality!
    Knowledge, Skills & Experience
    ·5+ years of experience dealing with engineering projects
    ·Has worked in technically challenging environments
    ·Can organize, present and manage expectation for technical reviews to key stakeholders
    ·Has proven experience leading a team of engineers to deliver projects to timeline and budget
    ·Budget management skills
    ·Project planning skills
    ·2+ years' experience using Solidworks including FEA and CFD capabilities
    ·Technical knowledge of a rotary engine desirable but not essential
    ·Liaise with customers to understand their full technical requirements and communicate this across all teams
    ·Good knowledge of design for manufacture
    ·Understanding of resource management
    ·Capability to guide design engineers
    ·Customer facing from a technical perspective
    ·Time and project management understanding


    ·Quick learner with a can-do attitude
    ·Good eye for detail
    ·Team player
    ·Great time management
    ·Critical thinking

    APPLY NOW!! Or call Holly on 01202596374

    Job Type:
    £27000 - £35000 per annum
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  • Systems Engineer

    KDC Resource are working with a leading company in the Defence Industry who are seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer. This is a chance to work for a worldwide organisation that is first choice as a developer, producer and supplier of defence systems.
    The role
    The Systems Engineer will be responsible for updating the Systems Engineering Processes and work practises. This will involve:
    ·A systematic and methodical review of current processes and practices used across the whole product development lifecycle
    ·Creation of new or updated processes
    ·Roll-out and introduction into the Business Management System


    ·Responsible for delivering key system engineering processes across the product lifecycle
    ·Working with System Design Authorities and Engineering Managers, and other key stakeholders, in the delivery of an updated systems development Life Cycle Management process set.
    ·Generating technical processes
    ·The ability to communicate and influence at all levels in a dynamic organisation
    ·The ability to extract key facts from large amounts of information
    ·The ability to condense the key points from SE practices and articulate into lean SE processes


    ·Good sound knowledge and understanding of systems engineering principles and their application to multi-disciplinary (mechanical, electrical, electronic and software design principles) engineering projects
    ·Knowledge and experience in developing and applying SE process
    ·Knowledge and experience of INCOSE Systems Engineering practice and principles
    ·Knowledge and experience in applying ISO Systems and Software Engineering - Life Cycle and Management
    ·Knowledge and experience in applying Systems and Software Engineering - System Life Cycle Processes
    ·Qualified to degree level or equivalent (HND/HNC), having worked in a multi-disciplined design environment for a significant period
    ·Ability to gain SC security clearance

    Job Type:
    £40 - £45 per hour
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