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Planning Manager

Date: 27-Apr-2021

Location: Pune, IN

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Job Summary

  • Manage a team of Master Schedulers and Shop-floor Schedulers.
  • Responsible for the execution of the monthly Operations Supply Planning (IBP) activities, the weekly MPS activities and the daily execution through Shop Floor Scheduling.
  • 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.
  • 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 IBP 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
  • 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 IBP 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

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that MPS is feasible and meets Programmes’ requirements within site and supplier / subcontractor capacity while at same time satisfying site Inventory targets,
  • Liaise with IPT to get consensus about Customers’ Past Dues forecast,
  • Ensure the MPS includes scheduled downtime (e.g. routine maintenance) and any new programmes development / prototyping,
  • Ensure the MPS is balanced regarding internal and external resources capacity and optimized to achieve lowest overall operational costs,
  • 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:

Depending on the size of the site, responsible for the process 3.6.2 “Plan Operations

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management/Logistics.
  • APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) or equivalent
  • Expert for Forecasting & Demand Planning, Operations Supply Planning (IBP) / MPS / MRP, Daily Scheduling & Execution, Master Data Mgt., Leveraging IT solutions
  • Practitioner level for 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
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  • 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


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