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about 1 year ago
General Electric
Location: Cheltenham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Aviation
Category: Planning Jobs
Role Summary:
The Lead Production Planner will convert the MPS master schedule from Central Planning into an executable production plan for the shop floor. Working in the next 13-week window, but as far as 2 years with the central planning team, the production planner will work alongside the production and cell materials teams. They will set and maintain the plan according to known constraints and additionally, they will hold the production team accountable to this plan and highlight forthcoming constraints.

Essential Responsibilities:

* Conversion of MPS master schedule at LRU level, into a production plan at all levels of the BOM
* Develop a keen understanding of constraints to the plan, including building a feedback loop to account for

* Demand stability including accounting for unplanned demand (RMA, upgrades)
* Material shortages
* Manpower constraints, including productivity
* Process/machine capacity, including working to understand changes in effectivity (OEE)
* Yield issues
* Co-ordinate cross functional teams in the maintenance of critical data for planning purposes (lead time, yield, attrition etc.)
* Work seamlessly across the functions to balance supply and demand to internal and external customers
* Highlight and drive the team to proactively work capacity constraints preventing us satisfying the customer
* Continued focus on driving the team to achieve works order on time delivery (to starts and to completion)
* Creation and tracking of critical recovery plans
* Communicate the status of the plan to all levels of the business (shop floor to EB site leader)
* Ability to balance a range of critical measures (customer OTD, inventory, direct labour productivity, scrap) to drive the right outcomes for the customer and the business


* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, or equivalent knowledge and experience in supply chain operations
* Relevant experience in Materials/Production Planning and Execution

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

* Strong system knowledge of Oracle ERP or another ERP system
* Knowledge and experience of production planning and scheduling
* Six Sigma / Continuous improvement training is preferred
* Proven ability to manage competing priorities and create clarity
* Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Proven analytical and organizational ability

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

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