Head of Customer Logistics Support


Lantern Swinger
Our client are a defence engineering company conducting a wide variety of activities for the UK MOD and prime contractors across the wider UK and international defence communities. Their core business includes: Systems and Platform Integration, design and manufacture, weapon technology and system research.
Due to continued success, the company is undergoing an exciting period of growth across many domains.
The Head of CLS is a new role introduced to develop a strategy for the business for the capture and delivery of Customer Logistics Support prime contracts in the land domain.
Head of CLS will be part of a new management team responsible for driving the engineering and technology vision and strategy to align with the business vision.
Managing the staff development and appraisal process along side the engineering and quality functional managers.
Reporting to the Technical Operations Director the role will command responsibility for:

Identifying sources of CLS capabilities that will enable the company to provide a full partnering solution for CLS prime contracts.

Leading and securing the capture of the CLS contracts for the land platform programs and bids.

Building the required resource pool within the business to successfully deliver to the CLS


Leading the implementation of strategies and taking the functional lead for all CLS and ILS activities within the projects.

Successful candidates will possess a desire to be challenged and to contribute towards the success and growth of the business. In return they offer career development, an empowered and supportive working environment and a competitive reward package.
Degree in Scientific or Engineering discipline; Chartered Engineer
Experienced in working within the support domain and a lead engineer or delivery manager

A proactive team-builder who can motivate and lead by example;

A skilled manager who can anticipate problems and plan to mitigate them;

An able communicator in both verbal, written and presentational forms;

A Finisher - who delivers what he commits to do;

Able to manage and work within agreed budgets;

A strong organizer who gets the most out of his people by keeping them directed and focused;

Deep understanding of the Development lifecycle, and of relevant toolsets;

Personal Characteristics

A Winner - has a strong desire to win; second is not good enough;

Integrity and honesty; able to deliver bad news as well as good;

Energy and Drive; willing to work long hours when required;

Staying Power; maintains personal motivation over the long haul;

Courage; able to make the difficult decisions as well as the easy ones;

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