Michael Page are looking to recruit for a Supply Chain & Planning Manager for a leading Aerospace business based in the West Midlands
Responsibilities: * Meet operational performance standards for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity and Cost. * The PM Sales, Inventory, Operational, Planning (SIOP) Champion - develop, promote and continuously improve the process. o Develops the Sales & Operations plan for assigned SIOP product families and NPI components. o Works with Sales to establish demand and Operations to create capacity to meet customer needs. o Identification of the "plan for every part" strategy. o Optimisation of inventory levels. o Ensure resources are aligned to future customer requirements. o Develop and implement procedural enhancements and improvements which make the PM operational planning, ordering processes and capacity modelling more efficient & effective. * Owns the PM perpetual inventory process * Work closely with the finance department on operational issues. Lead operational improvement, including cost down initiatives. * Produce an accurate and articulate operational monthly report. * Ensure tooling, equipment and plant expenditure achieves expected ROI. * Ensure compliance with relevant Environmental, Health & Safety (HSE) regulations, Full compliance with the Company procedures. * Training, development and appraisals of your team. * Support the New Product Introduction (NPI) process via the allocation of resource capacity, and adherence to the stage gate process. * Support the PM Technical Team in the identification and implementation of process automation initiatives. * Lead and Support in personnel training, development, investigations and disciplinaries
The Successful Applicant
Key skills and competencies required: * Confident to experiment with new and existing technologies for business improvement. * Experienced in managing organisational change. * The ability to motivate and facilitate organisational learning. * Demonstrable experience of process improvement. * Understands basic financial accounting. * Comprehends capacity planning, single point failure and theory of constraints. * Can offer both strategic and tactical execution solutions. * Capable of leading basic and structured Problem solving. * Works hard, is efficient and has the perseverance to get things done. * Maintains composure when faced with pressure or unexpected challenges. * Quickly zeros in on the critical few and outs the trivial many aside. * Eliminates road blocks and creates focus. * Can negotiate skilfully in tough situations. * Understands Quality and associated systems for automotive and aerospace, medical is desirable but not essential. * Detailed understanding of lean methodologies. * Extensive operational management experience. Engineering or Management degree/qualification. * Experience of the automotive and aerospace industry would be advantageous, but not essential. * Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), expert with ERP/MRP/MPS software systems. o Experience of ERP implementation considered a significant advantage. * CIPS and or APICS certification would be a plus but is not essential. * Strong data analysis, structured problem solving capability, detail-oriented and strong mathematical skills.