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Production Controller

Administrative Cwmbran , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time

Job Description

For more than 80 years, Safran Seats has been a premium manufacturer of First and Business Class seating systems for passenger airlines.
With the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers, we pride ourselves on innovation, customization, quality and industrial design.
Safran Seats GB, based in Cwmbran, South Wales is a 100% owned subsidiary of Safran Seats and we currently have 800+ employees (across 3 sites in the UK- Cwmbran, Newport and Brackley).
Seats GB offers:

• Unique and High-end Quality products
• Market leader in Bespoke aircraft seating
• Passenger Experience Expertise
• In-house design studio and group Synergies
• Dedicated production line and Industrialisation facilities
• Bespoke capabilities
• Co-creation abilities

The purpose of the Production Controller is to support production by the timely provision of relevant paperwork and managing of shortages, providing full visibility to both production and logistics of manufacturing and kitting needs.

Key Responsibilities & Duties;
•Responsible for internal planning by work centre. Analyse demand and capacity to achieve optimum work centre load

•Responsible to monitor Production adherence against plan, work closely with Operations team to ensure alignment and execution of plan.

•Take ownership and drive continuous improvement of internal KPI's, understanding any deviations.

•Responsible to drive and develop recovery plans within the internal Operational Team where appropriate.

•Own and manage ERP planning parameters

•Responsible to confirm MPS/MRP demand in line with Business System.

•Accountable to coordinate the inputs to Production. To monitor production progress against scheduling and intervene as when required to bring deliveries back in line with schedule

•Work with Supply Chain on anticipated material availability concerns and ensure internal suppliers maintain continuity of supply.

•Investigate MPS/MRP anomalies, ascertain root cause and implement corrective actions

•Monitors and maintain inventory WIP levels on shop floor to ensure alignment with demand.

•Responsible in the participation of annual Company stock take activities by validating material variances.

•Actively participates in One Safran/CI/Lean projects

•Be involved in planning introduction of new products (NPI), by participating in cross- functional meetings.

•Attend weekly CCB meetings to determine the impact to Production. To action stock dispositions within the Business system taking into consideration, cost implications of rework and resources, whilst ensure MRP demand is accurate.

•Facilitate daily planning/operational meetings to ensure all issues are communicated and shift changeover take place efficiently

•Lead/guide and influence Operational team through data analyse and policing activities.

Complementary Description

•Be responsible for a constant understanding of the status of Production and provide forward vision of capacity constraint and bottlenecks

•Ownership of financial and Supply chain KPI's

•Accountable to monitor part availability through Business systems, to communicate deliverables and flag potential delays to Production schedule.

Do you want to join our team?
Our employees are at the heart of our success; we offer a range of competitive benefits, career progression and training opportunities helping to ensure we build the future.
Company Benefits
At Safran Seats GB, we continue to support our employees and their contribution by providing a range of benefits.
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays
• Working Hours (unless specified) are 37.5 hours per week; Mon-Thurs (8am-4:30pm), Friday (8am-1:30pm)
• ‘On Board Benefits' Programme, providing a number of schemes such as cycle to work, technology savings, retail discounts and access to private healthcare
• Fulfilling your potential with Career Progressions opportunities such as company sponsorship and further training courses
• Family friendly policies including maternity, paternity, adoptive parents, shared parental leave, parental leave and flexible working
• Equality & Diversity initiatives with internal groups for workplace engagement and involvement
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Free parking onsite

Job Requirements

Good understanding of MRP and knowledge of principles
Experience in Production Scheduling role, within a Manufacturing environment
Experience of using ERP software
Strong planning and organisational skills
Attention to detail
Good IT skills including Microsoft Office (ability to manage and manipulate high volumes of data in a digestible format for presentations)
Excellent interpersonal -communication skills
Ability to work unsupervised
Ability and flexibility to travel to other Safran sites.

Specificity of the job


Locate your future workplace

Kestrel House, Lakeside, Llantarnam NP44 3HQ


England United Kingdom

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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 Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.

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