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SCM Planning Manager - Large Site El Cajon, CA

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: El Cajon, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 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


Manage a team of Master Schedulers and Shop-floor Schedulers. Responsible for the execution of the monthly Operations Supply Planning (SIOP) activities, the weekly MPS activities and the daily execution through Shop Floor Scheduling. Accountable for all planning and scheduling activities to support the annual business sales of $200M, achieve on time customer delivery, and forecasted inventory levels. Facilitate decision making process in order to balance demand and supply with a consensus plan integrated to site financial and operation plans. Responsible for the deployment of all Planning and Scheduling related standards, tools, and metrics.


Job Responsibilities


• Role embraces a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place to Work” value drivers and Culture Principles
• Accountable for the management of the Planning team (leadership, target setting, performance review, talent management, organizational planning, recruiting/on-boarding, training and development…)
• Responsible for the first level of SIOP (Sales Inventory and Operations Planning) Integrated Reconciliation between Integrated Programme Teams (IPT) and site Planning Organisation.
• Collect and compile all inputs supporting the Operations Capability Review. This includes understanding demonstrated performance, management of assumptions, integration of time phased continuous improvement plan, preventative maintenance plan, master data metrics, and forward looking capacity matrix.

• Ensure that MPS is feasible and meets Programmes’ requirements within site and supplier / subcontractor capacity while at same time satisfying site Inventory targets,
          o Liaise with IPT to get consensus about Customers’ Past Dues forecast,
          o Ensure the MPS includes scheduled downtime (e.g. routine maintenance) and any new programmes development / prototyping,
          o Ensure the MPS is balanced regarding internal and external resources capacity and optimized to achieve lowest overall operational costs,
          o Consolidate the MPS of each production area  and support the Site Supply Chain Manager in running weekly MPS meeting,
• Ensure Shop Floor Scheduling is aligned to latest customer demand, consistent with MPS and using the most adequate techniques to support on time delivery at the optimal level of inventory and cost.
• Ensure relevant KPIs are monitored and PDCA approach applied with A3 in case of deviation to ensure targets are delivered in a sustainable way (e.g.: Master Schedule Adherence, Customer Past Dues, Days Inventory Outstanding),
• Related APQC items:
          o Responsible for the process 3.6.2 “Plan Operations”.
          o Accountable for the process 4.3.5 “Schedule Production” in site scope.
          o Responsible, in site scope, for the Planning processes and the coordination of stakeholders/functions involved in the following: 4.1 “Plan for and align supply chain resources”, 4.3.3 “Plan production operations”, 4.3.5 “Schedule production”, 4.3.6 “Schedule production operations”.



Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:


• Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management/Logistics.
• APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) or equivalent,
• 5+ years in a management role where strong communication, influencing, and relationship building skills were essential
• 5+ years in a team lead/ management role utilizing strong leadership skills with the ability to be able to build a strong engaged team and drive ownership and accountability
• 5+ years of  experience Forecasting & Demand Planning, Operations Supply Planning (IBP) / MPS / MRP, Daily Scheduling & Execution, Capacity Management, Master Data Mgt., Leveraging IT solutions
• 5+ years of experience utilizing Strategic Planning, Inventory Management, End-to-End visibility and data exchange, Strategy & CI Planning, Performance Monitoring, Network & Talent Management, Industry & Product acumen, Project Management, Business Process Excellence, Operations Excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

• GKN Experience
• APICS CPIM certified or equivalent
• Entry level for Transportation Management, Inbound / Outbound Flow, Internal Flow & Warehousing, Budget Mgt. and Finance acumen, Lean Mind-set & Business Excellence, People Excellence, End-to-End Supply Chain Mgt.

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

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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