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Master Scheduler/Planner - Muncie, IN

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Muncie, IN, 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

Maintain monthly SIOP and/or weekly MPS in order to balance demand and supply within available capacity and set Inventory targets. Orchestrate the cross-functional SIOP and/or MPS activities following the GKN Aerospace standard

Job Responsibilities


What You'll Do:
• Orchestrate Planning (SIOP) and/or Scheduling (MPS) activities
• Create and maintain plans and schedules to ensure 100% customer demand supply while maintaining Inventory targets and optimizing plant capacity.
• Plan and/or schedule production for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints.
• Ensure that SIOP and/or MPS:
o Is feasible and balanced against resource / demonstrated capacity,
o Includes all phase-in/out, localization and transfer plans as well as new program development/prototyping,
o Is based on agreed working calendar and includes all planned downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.),
o Is in line with Supplier/Subcontractor available capacity,
o Production Past Dues are re-scheduled weekly
• Provide input for Material Requirement Planning / Vendor Scheduling process,
• Proactively communicate/escalate to the management team potential MPS issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions in order to mitigate supply failure risk,
• Support operations in monitoring manufacturing output/performance against the schedule/plan, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard,
• Support Program Management in analyzing Inventory levels in order to optimize/challenge current status and search for improvement opportunities,
• Provide communication/feedback to Customer Service / PM in case of any potential supply issues and also in order to improve Forecast accuracy,
• Liaise with PM team to support and coordinate all production planning related new program launch/prototyping activities,
• Ensure processes relevant KPI’s are monitored and PDCA approach applied with A3 in case of deviation to ensure targets are delivered in a sustainable way (e.g.: Schedule Adherence, Customer DSA, Cash Conversion Cycle),
• Manage or take active part in SC and Plant performance related continuous improvement projects/activities,
• Support Operations in the analysis of Master Schedule Adherence,
• Ensure system Master Data is up to date for all planning and scheduling purposes
• All other duties as assigned by manager


Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related discipline.
• 1+ years production planning experience.
• 1+ years of experience with MRP or ERP systems
• U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance


Additional Qualifications:

• Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
• GKN experience



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.

Nearest Major Market: Muncie
Nearest Secondary Market: Anderson

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