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External Scheduler

Supply chain Burnley Lancashire Bb10 2tq , England , United Kingdom Fixed Term contract Full-time

Job Description

To establish a realistic short term supply plan that satisfies the MPS, direct customer orders and stock policy targets.

 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 supplier by confirming any necessary modifications that are to be made
 Issue the schedule agreements or purchase orders in line with ERP recommendations (1st & 2nd tier)
 Obtain acknowledgement from the supplier for any changes or modifications to requirements
 Negotiate dead-lines and quantities with suppliers within the limits of the contract established by purchasing (negotiation of dead-lines / quantities, but not pricing)
 Provide information and visibility necessary to the internal Manufacturing Area (grab list) and suggest solutions in cases of imbalance
 Measure and analyse supplier performance in coordination with the SPM (where applicable) 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 SPM (where applicable) and external supplier to develop the necessary action/recovery plans
 Oversee the progress of manufacturing on the external supplier's site, manage delivery receipts, follow the flow through to reception of articles, manage administrative disputes and organise supplier returns.
 Organise regular visits to the external supplier's site to hold progress review meetings or to discuss short term performance issues
 Monitor external supplier capacity and provide an early warning to the SPM (where applicable) when problems are foreseen
 Establish and implement actions plans to limit uncertainties and hazards in the short term horizon and work with the external supplier to shorten production cycles within the supplier's manufacturing process
 Analyse the impacts of requests for technical modifications and other changes within their scope of activity and implement the action plans after these requests have been validated
 Manage free issue stock and raw materials with suppliers

Complementary Description

Participate: (where applicable)
o In daily control rooms and QRQC
o In supplier scheduling (capacity and critical material/components)
o In managing obsolescence
o In Stock Takes, Audits and Assessments
o In improvement projects to improve delivery performance
o In the management of supplier transport, documentation and requests
o Maintaining the logistics guidelines


Internal Scheduler
MPS Planner, Supply Planner, Purchaser, Production or Quality Professions, Supplier Performance Manager


Follows all MRP2 indicators (OW1-OW9)
On Time delivery and depth of delay
Stocks on the reference of their portfolio (Semi Finished, Finished goods)
Costs related to non-performance (i.e., unplanned transport costs, Expediting costs….)
SAP Reliability Metrics
Root Cause Analysis

Job Requirements

Supply chain experience
Detailed vision of production processes and their company's supply chain
Proficiency in the MRP2 process
Knowledge of business economics


Proficiency in the use of Air Supply Portal and SAP
Familiar with desktop tools

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
An ambassador for the company and able to defend its interests
Ability to drive the supply chain and apply adequate pressure


Capacity to analyse a complex problem, sum it up and find solutions
Capacity to analyse the information supplied by other departments
Ability to gauge the importance of drifts and to anticipate the consequences

Attitude & Behaviour:

Perseverant & resilient

Specificity of the job

As per the Job Description travel to suppliers, UK and European, is a pre-requisite of this position (COVID Travel restrictions permitting)

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles and an active player in after-market services, with 23,000 products in service, and 145,000 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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