Benefits Analyst


Job summary

Circa £45k depending on experience
Project Management
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job


MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £45k depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year) (Levels 1-4)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking (and gym on site at Stevenage)
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 2 or 3 days per week on-site.

The opportunity:

Would you like to be part of the team that is helping shape the future of MBDA?

Are you looking to broaden your understanding of how we operate as a business and work with the MOD?

Do you want to increase your visibility across the business and open up your career opportunities?

If so then this opportunity will provide all of the above.

We are looking for someone to take on an important role helping identify and assess the next set of Benefits and Efficiencies that will help MBDA offer the Front Line Commands greater military capability for their fixed budget. This is an exciting chance to gain valuable experience in how the Portfolio is jointly operated by MOD and MBDA, and to play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Portfolio. The main purpose of the role is the analysis and reporting of the financial and non-financial Benefits and Efficiencies associated with MBDA's Portfolio (working as part of the joint MBDA/MOD portfolio team) and is essential to ensuring that the Portfolio continues to be seen as good Value for Money for the MOD. You will be joining the Portfolio Management Team on secondment, working with a wide cross section of the business as well as the UK customer.

You will be part of the Portfolio Transformation and Improvement team, working as part of a wider team drawn from across the business. Your focus will be assessing and articulating the potential financial and non-financial Benefits and Efficiencies resulting from our updated Complex Weapons Portfolio offering to the MOD. The successful candidate will be supporting the Joint (MOD and MBDA) Portfolio Management Team, and will work closely with MOD to ensure that they recognise that MBDA's Portfolio continues to represent best Value for Money for defence.

As part of this task you will help ensure:

  • The financial Benefits and Efficiencies are quantified accurately, ensuring a robust audit trail.
  • Benefits and Efficiencies are communicated across the business and to the customer in a compelling way, using varied communication methods according to the audience.
  • Benefits and Efficiencies toolsets are kept up to date, ensuring best practice is followed.
  • Strategic Programmes (StratProgs) and DE&S understand and validate all financial savings included within the MBDA Portfolio

What's great about joining this team?

  • Working with a diverse and talented group of people across all disciplines of the customer community and within MBDA's business.
  • Working in a positive environment with clear objectives and with the full support of senior management.
  • Great exposure to the UK Portfolio Directorate, including the Senior Management.

What are the benefits for you?

This role will provide valuable experience in a number of areas:

  • The opportunity to gain an understanding of the Portfolio, and to work in a dynamic MOD/MBDA environment.
  • Close interaction with a wide range of stakeholders, including direct MOD customer contact and the opportunity to gain an insight into the workings of the UK MOD customer organisation.
  • The ability to play an important role within a small team that is helping to drive the transformation of the UK Complex Weapons sector.
  • The opportunity to broaden your understanding of how the UK business functions and operates by working closely with a number of functions (Engineering, SBD, Finance, Business and Performance, etc.) and projects.
  • It will also provide a greater visibility of the UK company across many areas, identifying further opportunities for career development.

What we're looking for from you:

You will have an organised approach to managing information.

You will have strong Excel skills, and be comfortable developing toolsets and undertaking data analysis.

You will be confident providing reports both externally to the MoD and internally to senior management.

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

Are you a member of LinkedIn?  If so, you are invited to join our LinkedIn Group to view future MBDA UK opportunities and news.

LinkedIn Group name: Engineering UK (Defence)

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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