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Spares Demand Planning Team Leader

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Customer services and support Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time Professional status : Employees / Staff Spoken language(s) : English Fluent

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.

What will I be doing?
The Customer Support department Spares Supply Chain is responsible for forecasting, supplying and distributing spare parts on a global scale to operators / airlines, MROs and aircraft manufacturers. The delivery performance of spare parts is a key success factor in our business.

The spares demand planning team leader is responsible for producing a stable, accurate spares demand plan, and embarking the business on this vision.

The ultimate goal is to provide excellent service to our customers whilst optimizing inventory. You will support this objective by providing an accurate demand plan supported by appropriate safety stock levels.

The position consists of building and leading a global team of demand planners accountable for the landing gear spares demand plan. A vital part of your mission is to work with key stakeholders to ensure all relevant information is taken into account in the demand plan and clearly communicate all key assumptions and changes to production and the wider business. The ability to promote a collaborative and motivated team is fundamental to this role.

Complementary Description

What we will give you?
• Hybrid/Flexible working hours with an early finish on a Friday (4.5 day working week)
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy/sell annual leave
• Annual bonus & Share scheme options
• Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
• Onsite parking, including EV chargers, subsidised restaurant, bicycle storage and shower/changing facilities
• Our Benefits Portal offers a number of schemes including: cycle to work, technology & retail savings, access to healthcare & wellbeing services, discounted gym memberships and more!
• Global and local career progression opportunities and training & development programmes
• STEM engagement with schools, colleges and universities and Charitable activities for all
• Social events throughout the year, and access to Dowty Sports and Social clubs

Job Requirements

What do you need from me?

• Coaching and personal development
• Demand Planning / forecasting theory
• Good understanding of forecasting tools and SAP
• MRP II best practices
• Programme knowledge
• Supply Chain Principles
• Project Management

• Leadership and interpersonal skills
• Analytical skills & data manipulation / interrogation / synthesis
• Communication skills and presentation of data at the appropriate level
• Organisation
• Relationship building
• Customer oriented and committed
• Time management and prioritisation
• Attitude: Proactive, autonomous, thorough, perseverant

• Desktop computer software: Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI
• Management tools : Statistical Forecasting Tool/ Advanced Planning System, SAP

What's my next step?
Please apply by uploading a CV, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call.

Diversity & Inclusion
We want Safran Landing Systems to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Landing Systems an inclusive place to work.

‘Offers of employment will be subject to a relevant level of company security vetting, which may include a criminal record check.'

Specificity of the job

Regular trips to Europe (mainly France) 6 times per year plus 1-2 trips to North America (Canada) plus other trips as required on an ad hoc basis.

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QH


England United Kingdom

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