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Site Supply Chain Manager (Operation Planning, Inventory Management & Logistics)

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Portsmouth, GB

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our growing site in Portsmouth to lead a team of Supply Chain Manager (SCM) professionals, deliver operational performance using SCM standard business processes and strategy. The scope includes Planning & Scheduling (IBP, MPS, SFS), Logistics (Freight, Warehousing, Inbound/Outbound, etc.), and associated performance metrics (Delivery, MSA, Logistics costs, DIO, etc.) The role is accountable for the deployment and continuous improvement of Supply Chain Management standard processes. As a member of the site leadership team, the site SCM is the “conductor” for planning and logistics, ensures adherence to management process and alignment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Role modelling a culture that is aligned to the GKN Aerospace “Great Place to Work” value drivers and Culture Principles
  • Responsible for providing a safe working environment for SCM employees and for all employees in the logistic areas (receiving, warehousing, material handling and shipping)
  • Accountable for the management of the SCM team (leadership, target setting, performance review, talent management, organizational planning, recruiting/on-boarding, training and development…)
  • Execute the Global Supply Chain Management Strategy
  • Deploy, manage, monitor and improve planning processes (IBP, MPS) within the site
  • Responsible for the site Operations Supply Planning activities (IBP)
  • Facilitate the site Operations Supply Review (IBP).
  • Orchestrate the connections between Programme teams and Site team in relation to Daily execution, weekly MPS process and Monthly IBP process (including Integrated Reconciliation at the lowest possible level)

If the site organisation does not include a Planning Leader, responsible for the detailed execution of IBP and orchestration of the MPS processes (that includes management of Master Schedulers and Shop-floor Schedulers) 
Responsible for the execution of:

  • 3.6.2 Plan Operations (SIOP Ops plan moving to IBP Supply Plan)
  • 4.1.3 Create Materials Plans (MPS, MRP)
  • 4.1.4 Create and manage master production schedule (MPS)
  • 4.1.5 Plan distribution requirements (Outbound logistics as required)
  • 4.1.6 Establish distribution planning constraints (Outbound logistics as required)
  • 4.1.7 Review distribution planning policies (Outbound logistics as required)
  • 4.3.5 Schedule production (MPS and Shop Floor Scheduling)
  • 4.3.6 Schedule production operations (Shop Floor Scheduling)
  • 4.4 Manage logistics and warehousing (all activities: receiving, internal movements, warehousing, shipping)

All of the above having a direct impact on the site Delivery and Financial performance.

  • Responsible for the site inventory strategy and performance (DIO).
  • Depending on the size of the site, if the site organisation does not include an SCN Process & Tools role, responsible for uniformity, accuracy, stewardship, semantic consistency, and accountability of the organization’s official master data in the local ERP and systems
  • Ensures master data integrity in key systems as well as maintains the processes to support the data quality
  • Responsible for data management, governance, and master data quality in conjunction with other functional data owners to ensure functional master data integrity across the operation of financial systems is consistent and meets stated business rules and requirements.
  • Identifies areas for data quality improvements and helps to resolve data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies.
  • Provides assistance in resolving data quality problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies collaborating with subject matter experts (SMEs) and data stewards.
  • Responsible for the deployment and execution of GKNA standards (people, process, tools) and continuous improvement activities
  • Responsible for the monitoring, review, analysis of SCM metrics
  • Accountable for logistics activities (freight, warehousing, internal movements, inbound/outbound logistics…etc…) and the associated costs.
  • Accountable for the total cost of the SCM function (headcount, budgets…)