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Demand Planner - Cromwell, CT

Date: Jul 9, 2019

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity


GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.


We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Job Summary

 Develop a Demand Plan which will capture, create, and manage best customer demand signals.  This will give an agreed & aligned view of demand that is used to plan and align key business resources through SIOP and MPS. Demand Planning is key to Supply Chain Planning activities and is owned by the Commercial/Sales/Program functions.

Job Responsibilities


What You'll Do:

• Orchestrate demand planning process to deliver a Demand Plan that is free of bias from functional and personal interests
• Use and maintain current demand-planning systems to create the best Demand Plan using established data collection processes and statistical forecasting as needed.
• Make recommendations to enhance business processes, identify opportunities to improve forecast accuracy.
• In line with the monthly business process, interact with sales, accounts, program lead, customer service… to collect data / information for review and consolidation.
• Ensure demand forecast is shared/received in the format, level of detail, and timing required by all (process) customers and supply chain partners with documented assumptions.
• Work with stakeholders generate a signed-off consensus Demand Plan.
• Assist in development of budget and communicate any gaps between the budget and Demand Plan on a monthly basis.
• Prepare and facilitate Demand Review meetings; Present Demand Plan and communicate risks and opportunities.
• Measure, analyze, and report key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators


Required Experience
• An associates or undergraduate degree in supply chain management, operations, engineering, mathematics or a related field
• 5+ years of demand planning experience
• U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements


Additional Experience
• CPF Certified Professional Forecaster (IBF) or S&OP Certification
• APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) or equivalent certification
• Expert level for Forecasting & Demand Planning, SIOP/MPS/MRP, Scheduling and Execution, Master Data Management , End to end visibility and data exchange, Industry & Product acumen, Leveraging IT solutions, Lean mindset & business excellence+ include “soft skills” from leadership framework
• GKN experience preferred




Diversity and Inclusion


As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.


A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.


GKN is an equal opportunity employer.


We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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