Master Scheduler – GKN Aerospace – Hoogeveen

GKN Aerospace

Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers and achieved sales of £3.35 bn.in 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

Responsible for the management of the weekly MPS in order to balance demand and supply within available capacity and set Inventory targets. Orchestrate the cross-functional MPS activities following the GKN Aerospace standard. Depending on the size of the site, own or support the monthly Operations Supply Planning (IBP) activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Orchestrate Scheduling (MPS) activities beyond the current week time horizon and for the whole MPS horizon.
  • Create and maintain schedules to deliver in line with Programme requirements while maintaining Inventory targets and optimizing site capacity.
  • Schedule production for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints.
  • Ensure that MPS:
  • Is feasible and balanced against resource / demonstrated capacity,
  • Includes all phase-in/out, localization and transfer plans as well as new programme development/prototyping,
  • Is based on agreed working calendar and includes all planned downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.),
  • Is in line with Supplier/Subcontractor available capacity,
  • 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 Programme Management in analyzing Inventory levels in order to optimize/challenge current status and search for improvement opportunities,
  • Provide communication/feedback to Programmes in case of any potential supply issues and also in order to improve Forecast accuracy,
  • Liaise with Programmes to support and coordinate all production schedules related new programme launch/prototyping activities,
  • 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),
  • Depending on the size of the site, all of the above activities are also performed at Operations Supply Planning level and covering the 36 months horizon.
  • Support 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
  • Related APQC items:
  • Accountable for the process Schedule Production in site scope.
  • Responsible, in site scope, for the Planning processes and the coordination of stakeholders/functions involved in the following: Plan for and align supply chain resources, Plan production operations, Schedule production, Schedule production operations.
  • Job Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain –OR- in lieu of degree, 2+ years of experience with scheduling and/or production planning in a manufacturing environment.
    • Must be able to perform work subject to ITAR/EAR regulations and/or program requirements.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • GKN Experience
    • High Proficient with MS Excel
    • APICS CPIM Part1
    • Expert level for: manufacturing Supply Planning / MPS / MR

    We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

    A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

    Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

    We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

    We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ​

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