Production Planning Manager

Production Planning Manager

Job Title: Production Planning Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 895658_1551803092
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2019 16:24

Job Description

Our client a high-technology supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defence markets operating worldwide are looking to bring forward-thinking professionals into their Production & Supply chain teams working closely with the Aftermarket and the Operations teams to establish realistic short, medium and long-term customer supply programmes based on sales forecasts provided and validated by the Programmes and Sales departments.

You will be responsible for the OE and will need to ensure that best practice has been considered in partnership with Aftermarket and other locations to develop standard approaches that can be adopted by the business. This will involve creating Master Production Schedule (MPS) plans, establishing gaps in capacity, helping drive gap closure and then ensuring these 'roll up' into the S&OP process. Once requirements have been identified and implemented the role holder will focus on embedding these processes and monitoring and managing performance.
As part of your role you will be responsible for:

Line management of the OE MPS planners, ensuring consistency in approach and ability to collate site wide data at the lower level of detailed demand.
Responsible for the projected inventory, currently budgeted circa 10m in OE
Planning horizon - up to 12 months focus, net planning 12 - 24 months
Support escalated recovery plans and overall cohesion of the plan
Responsible for elaboration MPS plan over the S&OP horizon (24 months), understanding key drivers, gaps and
ensure these are captured efficiently through the S&OP process.
Partner with demand manager to understand how short and long-term changes affect, Workload, stock availability and inventory.
Co-ordinate short - medium term capacity planning (0 - 12-month horizon) across all OE modules. Ensure customer service level and stock availability are optimised
Line management of MPS planners - ensuring consistency of approach and management of key functional metrics.
Responsible for OE's projected inventory and actions to meet or beat budgeted inventory targets.
Manage SAP master data for all manufacturing data through the planning team (planning parameters).
Review make and drive improvement activities to enhance SAP usage and reporting. Ensure production orders are
released on schedule and manage the manufacturing team to ensure timely closure of orders.
Manage the implementation for Engineering change requests

You will have the following experience

Proven experience of achieving targets in a dynamic manufacturing environment.
Proven management experience with MRP (SAP desirable but not essential).
Proven management of workload capacity balance
Excellent knowledge of Inventory Optimisation including stocking policies, master data management, SLOB,
Material replenishment strategies.
CPIM desirable but not essential
Energetic, results oriented, driven individual
Able to see the overall business goals as well as individual module needs

Title: Production Planning Manager
Pay Rate and Bens: Competitive
Location: Aylesbury

Key Skills: Production Planning, Master Scheduling, Stock Management, Demand Forecasting, Capacity Planning, Purchase Orders, Inventory Optimisation, ERP, MRP, SAP

If you are a good match, then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a Permanent Role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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