MPS Planner (VIE position)


Key information

Supply chain
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Burnley, England, UK
VIE, Full-time, 24 months
English Fluent, French Bilingual

Job description

To disaggregate the Production Plan into a daily/weekly plan, which covers the defined planning horizon, in order to achieve all customer commitments by testing the feasibility of the plan and resolving imbalances.

Define the supply parameters in the ERP item file within their scope of activity which are consistent with stock targets and the industrial strategy;

Participate in the MRP validation process then analyse and process exception messages (increase/decrease, progress, delay, cancel an order etc..) resulting from the MRP;

Confirm and communicate requirements and changes resulting from the MRP to the internal supplier by confirming any necessary modifications that are to be made ;

Launch and sequence the production orders to reduce non value added time (Inc. subcontracting of phases) in line with ERP recommendations. Print the Routing Cards for Manufacturing;

Reserve human and material resources and check the feasibility of the plan by carrying out detailed capacity planning;

Obtain acknowledgement from other UAP's for any changes or modifications to requirements;

Negotiate dead-lines and quantities with internal suppliers within the limits of the service level agreement established;

Provide information and visibility necessary to the internal customers (grab list/load capacity) and suggest solutions in case of imbalances;

Monitor and analyse the impacts of manufacturing defects in terms of yield and if necessary reschedule requirements to ensure commitments can be met, work with the external scheduler to ensure yield is factored into future planning;

Ensure the accuracy of the stock levels by monitoring the receipting of supplier deliveries and the closing of production orders to ensure that production schedules are updated;

Measure and analyse performance in coordination with the manufacturing unit using the defined metrics and provides the required weekly/monthly reports;

Analyse the root cause of metrics not at target level and work with the Manufacturing unit to develop the necessary action/recovery plans;

Oversee the progress of manufacturing on the internal supplier's unit, manage delivery receipts, follow the flow through to reception of articles, manage administrative disputes and organise supplier returns;

Job requirements

Mandatory skills:
Supply chain experience
Proficiency in the MRP2 process
Knowledge of business economics
Capable of communicating with an English speaking production unit, both verbally and in writing
Capable of communicating clearly and concisely
Able to escalate at the right time and at the right level
Capable of making decisions
A good team player
Able to negotiate well with internal contacts and external suppliers
Capacity to analyse a complex problem, sum it up and find solutions
Capacity to analyse the information supplied by other departments

Specificity of the job


Company information

Safran Nacelles

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with over 21,700 products in service, and over 140,000 daily flight hours. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.

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