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Stores Lead

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

About the role
We are currently recruiting a Stores Lead to join QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) within our Production Team.

QTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC specialising in the design and manufacture of a range of state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial and Surface Target systems including the world leading Banshee target. QTS targets are used to enable realistic weapons test and evaluation and operator training in over 40 countries worldwide with QTS providing a complete managed service in over 15 of these countries.

What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Production Manager, you will provide the Stores team with effective leadership and ensure that resources are being used efficiently, to ensure that business demands are met, on time, in full and to the highest level of quality.


Duties will include:


  • Acceptance of achievable Production kitting Plans, and execute the delivery on time in full, to the required quality
  • To lead and promote departmental daily layered accountability (DLA) meetings, to collate meaningful improvement metric data, and take lead in driving for improvements
  • To ensure all items received into stores both internally and externally are correctly and efficiently managed, recorded and identified.
  • Ownership of departmental Health and Safety including Risk Assessments, which include continual review and maintenance, and effective communication
  • To be responsible for all items that are returned for servicing, raising the relevant documentation and tracking goods until ready for despatch back to customer.
  • Maintain a consistent standard of work and performance to satisfy the Company’s Quality Assurance standards, in line with the company’s procedures
  • To lead recruitment activity including interview, on-boarding and induction
  • Departmental time and absence management – Holiday, sickness…
  • Departmental Performance Development Reviews (PDR) – Setting SMART objectives, in line with business strategy, perform quarterly reviews and salary reviews
  • To monitor, progress and update departmental training / skills matrix
  • Drive departmental Continuous improvement activities


What do I need?


  • Previous experience in managing a parts store that covers receipt, despatch and managing of customer owned product.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Able to lead, influence and motivate a team of people
  • IT literate
  • Exposure to stock checking routines, process and audit requirements
  • Personally well organised and works to high standards
  • Logical approach to planning the stores functions
  • Fork truck use and operation
  • Knowledge and delivery of Continuous Improvement initiatives and adopting of LEAN principals
  • ISO:9001 awareness
  • Facility Security and key holding duties