Date Posted
06 Jun 2019
Cobham Antenna Systems are looking for a Master Production Scheduler, as a MPS you will be the owner of the supply plan for the factory effectively optimising capacity, and inventory while meeting customer requirements.

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 Master Production Scheduler your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

    • Experience working as a planner, scheduler, production control, and buyer within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace)
    • Managed, led and mentored a team
    • Prior master scheduling experience in a matrix organisation
    • APICS certification
    • Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field
    • Project management experience
    • Understand standard enterprise resource planning (ERP)
    • Able to work to financial and time sensitive constraints
    • Have detailed knowledge of manufacturing planning, master production scheduling, product definition, inventory control, materials requirements planning, capacity requirements planning shop floor control, warehousing, transportation, and purchasing business functions

As a Master Production Scheduler your main responsibilities will involve: 

  • Integrating the forecast from Sales & Business Development for the business unit; effectively balancing the budget, forecast, and backlog to create a supply plan monitoring the factory capacities, inventory & customer requirements; producing a master production schedule to control and pace both internal production and the external supply chain. Providing these analyses to the monthly SIOP process.
  • Lead the strategic make/buy process.
  • Coordinate the Strategic planning  of the planning BOM & routing structure
  • Defining and implementing balanced production plans and levelled schedules.
  • Conduct rough cut capacity planning.
  • Establish planning time horizons with Order entry and provide analysis and commitments on orders inside planning time fences.
  • Conduct available to promise analysis and establish scheduled ship dates on all customer orders.
  • Conduct scenario analysis, recovery plans, and coordinate New product introductions and end of life planning balancing inventory and demand requirements
  • For DOD contracts ensure proper WBS and cost account structure to ensure cross contract planning and procurement while maintaining compliance to DFAR and MMAS.
  • Review the relevant customer commitments and performance metrics
  • Loading the master production schedule and driving MRP
  • Ensuring alignment between MPS and sales order/contract requirements
  • Track production to schedule to ensure meeting committed delivery dates.
  • Lead efforts in job variance analysis to ensure BOM accuracy.
  • Conduct material availability analysis for proposed schedule changes
  • Monitor material budget vs actual
  • Owner of Supply Plan for SIOP process 
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.
Click here to find out more about us and or check out our LinkedIn company page

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