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External Material Scheduler

Finance and management Cwmbran , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

- To define the supply parameters in the Companies Enterprise Resource Planning tool (ERP)
by item file within individual scope of activity which are consistent with stock targets and the
industrial strategy
- Participate in the Material Requirements Plan (MRP) validation process, analysing and
processing exception messages (increase/decrease, progress, delay, cancel an order etc..)
resulting from the MRP
- Accountable for the supplier on-time performance for your defined group of suppliers,
informing suppliers of discrepancies and providing resolution where applicable whilst working
closely with our internal Quality teams
- Confirm and communicate requirements and changes resulting from the MRP to the supplier
by confirming any necessary modifications that are to be made, communicate to internal
customers where applicable, escalating where necessary
- 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 the Purchasing team (negotiation of dead-lines / quantities, but not pricing)
- Provide information and visibility necessary to the internal Manufacturing Area and suggest
solutions in cases of imbalance
- 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 internal scheduler
to ensure yield is factored into future planning. This may include managing orders relating to
re-work or repair orders back into the business planning schedule
- Measure and analyse supplier performance in coordination with the Supplier Performance
Matrix (where applicable) using the defined metrics and provides the required weekly/monthly
- 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

Job Requirements

A good understanding of the workings of an
ERP system and previous experience
working within an ERP System particularly
material scheduling
Production or material scheduling
experience in fast paced, high volume
Risk management experience including
reduction and assessment of risks
Competent Microsoft user inc Word, Excel,
Experience of using a Supplier two way
system such as Lean DNA or other
business intelligence tools
APICS Basics

Specificity of the job


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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 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 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 ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector. Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.