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Head of Industrial Supply Chain Planning & Systems

Head of Industrial Supply Chain Planning and Systems with expert knowledge of MRP2 practices is required by our client, a leading defence company in Glasgow.

Primary Purpose of the Role:
* Leadership of the Planning & Logistics function and associated process governance
* Develop Master Scheduler role for Industry function
* Responsible fulfilment of delivery plan for all Material from Receipt to Shipping.
* Plan all materials and production (manpower) resources in support of the Company's Operating Plans.
* Coordination of the D&OP / S&OP plan.
* Implementation and governance of effective best practice MRP 2 and professional development
* Company UK Industry performance analysis

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Control central planning activities for all production programmes and contracts, ensuring the creation of viable economic production schedules
Plan, validate, and input of schedules for each programme including integration of spares and repairs into the manufacturing plan stored within the company's MRP planning system and ensuring it is aligned with the validated output of the D&OP supply review.
Management and development of company computerised manufacturing systems and procedures to optimise efficiency and ensure MRP best practice as defined by UK function and process convergence.
In support of the D&OP process provide, materials, production capacity and manpower analysis in support of company's medium/long range operations plans
Provide comprehensive capacity, planning analysis to resource level - advise of shortfalls and necessary remedial action
Manage the procedures, processes and interfaces of Work and Material Planning in the engineering change process ensuring cost effective and timely embodiment of changes.
Take a lead role in internal and external audit requirements for the Logistics function.
Lead Customer Funded Equipment team - developing & sustaining process improvements and customer satisfaction
Lead in the Strategic development of inventory and material management in support of company objectives
Assist in the effective planning of material requirements and manufacturing workflow to support schedules
Provide information and management reports eg:- performance to schedule, WIP, forward load for all company products.
Management of all inventory activities and policies from Goods Receipt to Despatch and Transportation (including Goods In & Process Inspection)
Management of Stores function to ensure efficient utilisation of resources determining stores policies, procedures and performance targets.
To enhance competitiveness through continual improvement of functional processes and adoption of best practices
Analyse and improve working methods surrounding complex issues within the industrial supply chains including the management of advanced procurement during development
Develop and maintain a valid capacity requirements plan that supports the total UK industrial demand for products.
Identify and manage bottlenecks and capacity issues with the Head of Industry and supply Chain, co-ordinate internally and externally the resolution of the issues.
Lead the introduction and management of change, and the development of a continuous improvement culture
Manage the Planning & Logistics interface with the Green Park (Reading) site

Skills
Essential
Expert knowledge of MRP2 practices
Effective stakeholder management
Effective management of complex industrial activities and projects
The ability to translate strategic business vision into tangible delivery of necessary logistics and supply chain capability both domestically and worldwide
Strong understanding of lean aspects (one piece flow, line balancing, layout)
Excellent communication skills (understanding expectations of stakeholders)

Experience:
Essential
Min. 3 years' experience in senior planning role in an industrial organisation.
Proven experience in management and implementation of ERP systems
Proven ability to support agile planning mechanisms within complex major industrialisation projects
* Experience/understanding of total supply chain disciplines (Manufacturing Engineering, Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Delivery, Supplier Quality Assurance, Logistic/Delivery)
Deep understanding of best practice MRP/ERP and other industrial toolsets
Expert knowledge of configuration control within PLM and ERP.

Desirable
Experience within world-class similar industrial activity
Manufacturing (low/medium/high volume)
Order fulfilment strategies, forecasting and advanced planning and scheduling.
Production cost control within an ERP.
Evidence of supply chain risk mitigation safeguarding immediacy of supply within a product and service based business

Qualifications:
Essential
APICS or equivalent certified

Desirable
Degree level qualification in either Manufacturing Systems/logistics or Manufacturing/Engineering

Additional Information:

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.