Senior Manufacturing Production Planner

  • Job Reference: 74348
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2020
  • Employer: BAE Systems
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  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Manufacturing Production Planner

Would you like to play a key role managing the scheduling, resourcing and financial performance of the Typhoon production line? We currently have 3 vacancies for a Senior Manufacturing Production Planner at our sites in either Warton or Samlesbury.

As a Senior Manufacturing Production Planner, you will be working within our production facilities. The role will require close collaboration working with various functions including Operations, Project Management, Logistics, Quality and Engineering

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work closely to Typhoon Aircraft and Aircraft products in a fast-paced environment. There is opportunity to develop yourself and your career within the wider BAES business in the UK and overseas.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Manufacturing Production Planner will involve:

Managing a detailed view of resource demand and capacity in line with the budget and schedule

Evaluating and controlling the embodiment of change, minimising overall business impact

Conducting Project Management of manufacturing related non-recurring activities

Ensuring all structural jigs are cycle checked and tooling is calibrated to plan

Establishing and managing the payment milestone schedule and sales programme

Ensuring maintenance of the control accounts including BCWS, ACWP and BCWP inclusive of formal cost and schedule variance analysis

Supporting routine operational reviews involving key stakeholders

Representing, managing and facilitating all external reporting demands across the various functions

Helping drive improvements into the various toolsets that we currently use, by bringing new ideas that will ensure we continue to remain relevant in a diverse environment

Your skills and qualifications:

Experience of Production Planning, Project Management and Project Control in a manufacturing environment

Good analytical skills and attention to detail

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Project and Excel


Project Management Qualification - PRINCE2, APMP and/or equivalent

Experience of Manufacturing Engineering and change management

Awareness of various Manufacturing processes

Understanding of Continuous Improvement or Lean principles

Knowledge of ERP planning parameters in line with planning discipline governance

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual who is confident and can be both a team player and an autonomous worker, this will allow you to be approachable though your excellent communication skills with stakeholders across the business. Furthermore, you will be organised and able to prioritise workloads.

Location: Warton/Samlesbury
Salary: £37,654+

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.