Chief of MLRS Services and Materiel Section

NATO Direct
EUR 7 936.08, tax free
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The incumbent is operationally responsible to the MLRS System Manager and functionally responsible to the Chief of the Material Management Centre (MMC) for planning and organising all logistic activities which are required to support the systems under the Artillery Rocket and Missile (ARMS Support Partnership [including the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and other associated systems]. More precisely, he/she is responsible for performing the following functions:



General Responsibilities

  •  Managing, both from a technical and administrative point of view, the personnel assigned to the Section.
  •  Planning, distributing and controlling the work of staff assigned to the Section to ensure that it is completed in a timely manner.
  •  Monitoring and reporting on factors which affect operational availability, contractor performance under US Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and other commercial contracts, and support chain performance.
  •  Monitoring the Section's activities to ensure that they are completed in a timely manner.
  •  Monitoring workload and budgetary data and preparing forecasts of future resource requirements.
  •  Monitoring the management and analysis of logistics data by the staff of the Section.
  •  Analysing supply, maintenance and failure statistics and recommending/implementing corrective actions.
  •  Controlling the processing of consumable and repairable item requirements to ensure minimum turnaround times, and the maximum fill rates within cost constraints.
  •  Evaluating Discrepancy Reports (DRs) and customer complaints, preparing replies to customers and making recommendations to avoid the recurrence of discrepancies.
  •  Acting as project manager or project executive for designated logistic support services projects, ensuring on-time delivery within scope and budget.
  •  Performing other related functions as required in peacetime and any other appropriate functions assigned in times of crisis or war.
  •  In the event of crisis or war the incumbent will, subject to the agreement of his/her national authorities, remain in the service of the Agency.


Specific Responsibilities

  •  Studying and planning logistics support for MLRS, HIMARS and associated systems to optimise support within budget constraints as per directions of the MLRS System Manager.
  •  Analysing operational availability and logistics reports and initiating actions to improve logistic support of MLRS, HIMARS and associated systems.
  •  Chairing ARMS Subsidiary Committees and Working Groups as required.
  •  Ensuring the implementation of the risk management process and managing the risks raised in the Section in compliance with NSPA prescriptive documents on Risk Management.
  • Managing employee performance in line with applicable governing instructions.



General Qualifications

  •  University degree or equivalent education.
  •  At least five years of experience in logistics support management in a sizable organisation.
  •  Broad knowledge of MLRS, HIMARS or similar Artillery Systems and their associated systems/equipment.
  •  Ability to facilitate/present persuasively and negotiate effectively to achieve desired outcomes.
  •  Ability to manage time and work effectively under pressure while producing quality products under shortnotice deadlines.
  •  Ability to develop resourceful and effective solutions to problems (including HR), to focus team on performance goals and expectations, to track metrics and measure performance, and to engage problems early to mitigate risk and redirect performance.
  • Knowledge of information systems at end-user level with experience in using personal computers and software packages.


Specific Qualifications

  •  A recognised project management certification [e.g. PRINCE 2™ Practitioner, Project Management Professional (PMP)].
  •  Very good knowledge of logistics support concepts, Supply Chain Management and procedures for large distributed systems.
  •  Good knowledge of US FMS.
  •  Good knowledge of an integrated business system such as the Agency's enterprise software (SAP) would be an asset.
  •  Good knowledge of project management techniques and logistics acquisition procedures.
  •  Ability to analyse large amounts of data and to apply statistical methods and models in order to evaluate logistics scenarios.



  •  NATO's two official languages are English and French. The work of this post is mainly conducted in English, therefore fluency in that language is essential and working knowledge of French is desirable. 



  •  Possessing honesty with a positive "can-do" attitude and spirit of cooperation; ability to lead teams working together toward established objectives.
  •  Possessing passion and motivation together with effective communication skills, to create a spirit of cooperation in order to build complementary interpersonal relationships with internal/external customers and stakeholders.
  •  Possessing emotional intelligence/self-control to remain calm in the face of adversity/conflict while remaining flexible/adaptable to emerging requirements.
  •  All NSPA personnel are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the current NATO Code of Conduct agreed by the North Atlantic Council (NAC), and thus display the core values of integrity, impartiality, loyalty, accountability, and professionalism. 


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