Production Planner

08 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Cobham Antenna Systems are looking for a Production Planner, Planners work with procurement and manufacturing operations, executing planning activities in line with defined lean inventory, production and procurement strategies for materials, managing capacity planning and scheduling for production and / or purchased materials.

Based in Marlow

Our technology
At Cobham Antenna Systems, we design and manufacture active and passive avionics antennas and electronic control systems for military and civil communications, navigation and search and rescue applications. We pioneered frequency agile VHF tuneable antennas and continue to be a key supplier to major avionics companies. Our GPS anti-jam technology utilises state of the art DSP algorithms with an active antenna to eliminate both narrow-band and wide-band jamming signals. We have world leading technology in Ground Penetrating Radar and RF interference mitigation. Both military and civil users rely on our direction finding systems for search and rescue operations.

As a Production Planner your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

- Bachelor degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain , Engineering or related field / or equivalent experience

- Solid knowledge of Supply Chain activities, MRP, Planning, Procurement, Production and Manufacturing.

- Practical knowledge / understanding of Lean Supply Chain concepts and application

- Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills

- Strong knowledge / experience of MRP

- APICS certification (or regional equivalent) preferred

As a Production Planner your main responsibilities will involve:

- Planning and scheduling of material in accordance with the needs of the MPS.

- Conduct finite capacity planning and scheduling of internal manufacturing operations in accordance with the needs of the MPS, producing & releases internal work orders schedules & monitor performance to plan

- Develops production schedule for internal manufacturing operations for a series of production workcenters to achieve the requirements of the master production schedule.

- Optimises capacity, with minimal inventory and to ensure delivery to our customers on time.

- Strategically sets and manages all planning elements associated with all manufactured parts, and coordinates any outside processing associated with their parts.

- Ability to read and understand drawings, and what is subsequently required to make the parts they being planned.

- Strategically sets and manages all planning elements associated with purchased parts. Provides direction to purchasing on quantity & timing requirements of materials

- Plans and manage raw material inventory.

- Work with Engineering to identify alternative parts to support production requirements and drive cost & inventory reductions

- Monitoring shrinkage, yield, BOM accuracy, scrap factors to support cross functional continuous improvement projects.

- Construct & maintain a planning bill of material & routing strategy

- Planning and sequencing material inflows in such a way as to maintain inventory at planned levels and applying SOF principles to ensure that inventories are sized and balanced at the optimum levels throughout the supply chain

- Inventory: responsible for effectively executing functional supply and demand material plans, ensuring right part, right place, right time with minimal inventory.

- Conducts inactive, obsolete, and surplus analysis on all parts and drives root cause, corrective action and disposition strategy.

About Cobham Antenna Systems
Cobham Antenna Systems develop and manufacture high specification sector and multi-sector, directional, omni-directional, ultra-wideband (UWB) and MIMO antennas.
A wide range of products are available for customers, small and large, worldwide in Commercial, Military, Satellite and Security markets.

About Cobham plc
Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

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