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Master Scheduler-Phoenix, AZ

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, 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


The Master Scheduler is responsible for the management of the weekly schedule in order to balance demand and supply within available capacity, while setting production and inventory targets. They will orchestrate the cross-functional activities following the GKN Aerospace standard.


Job Responsibilities


• Orchestrate scheduling activities through the respective weekly and monthly horizons, while supporting actions to achieve schedule during entire MPS horizon.
• Create and maintain schedules to deliver in line with Program’s requirements while maintaining Inventory targets and optimizing site capacity.
• Monitor manufacturing output/performance daily against the schedule, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard.
• Schedule production for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints, ensuring plan is feasible and balanced.
• Lead conference calls with end customer on delivery commitments.
• Provide input for Master Production Schedule and Material Requirement Planning processes.
• Proactively communicate/escalate to the management team potential issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions in order to mitigate supply risk.
• Support Program Management in analyzing Inventory levels in order to optimize/challenge current status and search for improvement opportunities.
• Provide communication/feedback to Programs in case of any potential supply issues and also in order to improve forecast accuracy.
• Liaise with Programs to support and coordinate all production schedules related to new program launch/prototyping activities.
• Ensure 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.: Master Schedule Adherence, Customer Past Dues, and Days Inventory Outstanding).
• Monitor stock cover daily in order to avoid stock outs as well as overstocks by adjusting the execution sequence if possible.
• Provide back-up support for schedulers in ERP system.
• Support continuous improvement projects/activities.


Job Qualifications


Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain –OR- in lieu of degree, 4+ years of experience with scheduling and/or planning in a manufacturing environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
• GKN Experience.
• Proficient with ERP Software and Microsoft Excel.
• APICS CPIM Certification.


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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Nearest Major Market: Phoenix