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Master Scheduler - St. Louis, MO

Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, 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

Maintain synchronization of the supply chain between various organizations, customers, and suppliers by managing product requirements, inventory systems, and production flow of work in process. Coordinate with management, internal support and shop floor personnel regarding all issues impacting the supply chain and schedule adherence.  

Job Responsibilities

•    Develop Master Production Schedule (MPS) for the assigned value streams and Operational Work Cells for Program and Value Stream Management. 
•    Work with complex processes and organizational relationships to improve the capabilities of SCM and contribute to improvement of the business enterprise including MPS measures
•    Interface with program management to ensure alignment between schedule and customer requirements. Work closely with program supply chain support and customer demand to ensure the system demand is aligned to customer requirements. 
•    Manage and maintain visibility of capacity by working with operations to ensure the schedule derived from the MPS is achievable considering internal and external capacity
•    Responsible for updating and maintained the build plans for all areas to ensure the right requirements are flowed through MRP for detail parts and raw materials using master scheduling calculation logic, resulting in projected available balances.
•    Define problem resolutions and process improvements.
•    Incorporate planning decisions to reduce material and product variability.
•    Serve on multifunctional teams to define quality, delivery and performance standards.
•    Perform all duties in compliance with company policies and procedures.
•    Thorough understanding of BOM’s, Demand and Time Fence Management, cumulative lead-time analysis, and safety stock. 
•    Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance. 
•    Perform other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or related discipline.
•    5 years of experience of master scheduling in manufacturing environment.
•    Must be a US Citizen due to program security clearance requirements and/or SSA requirements

 Preferred Qualifications:
•    GKN experience
•    Experience in Supply Chain Management or Manufacturing/Enterprise Resource Planning
•    APICS Certifications
•    Extensive hands-on work knowledge in Microsoft Office Software: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
•    Understanding and working knowledge of a manufacturing environment.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution.
•    Self-directed to perform work with minimal supervisory oversight.
•    Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills

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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