Rolls Royce restructures to bring engineering and safety together
Rolls Royce is restructuring its business to bring its engineering and safety operations together to improve its supply chain.
This will result in 200 to 2500 job losses out of the 42,000 staff worldwide for Rolls Royce, mainly in the back office.
“The new structure will create a more agile business that is better able to serve customers and continue to create and maintain world-class products. It will help Rolls-Royce build enhanced capabilities in key areas such as procurement and supply chain management, ensuring they are as strong as the company’s engineering and technical excellence,” it said.
Engineering Technology & Safety will come together as a single team across the group, responsible for product safety, engineering standards, process, methods and tools. It will also enable engineering talent and technology to be used more effectively across the business.
This will be led by Simon Burr, currently Director – Product Development and Technology, Civil Aerospace, who is joining the Executive Team with immediate effect.
Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, will be leaving the business in April 2024.
The proposals include creating a new enterprise-wide procurement and supplier management organisation to get better prices and reduce supply chain delays.
“We are building a Rolls-Royce that is fit for the future,” said Tufan Erginbilgic, Chief Executive, who took over from former ARM CEO Warren East in January 2023. “Our business is full of committed, talented people and I believe these changes will enable them to build greater capability in areas that are key to our long-term success. This is another step on our multi-year transformation journey to build a high performing, competitive, resilient and growing Rolls-Royce.”