Cobham Mission Planner (Make) Level 2 in Davenport, Iowa


Cobham is seeking a Planner (Make) Level 2 that will be responsible for developing a production schedule for their internal manufacturing operations for a series of production work centers to achieve the requirements of the master production schedule. You will be responsible for optimizing capacity, with minimal inventory to ensure delivery to our customers on time. The planners strategically set and manages all planning elements associated with all make parts, and coordinates any outside processing associated with their parts. This position is located in Davenport, Iowa.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Achieving/improving/exceeding targeted customer service levels, managing WIP inventory levels optimizing capacity and managing supply and demand within the Supply Chain for make parts
  • Develops inventory plans to drive to 5X.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, and what it takes to make the parts they are planning.
  • Attend all drawing release meetings and Engineering change review meetings to conduct material impact assessment suggest cut in dates. Participate in process on make/buy decisions.
  • Work with Engineering and Procurement to identify alternative parts to support production requirements and drive cost & inventory reductions.
  • Assists the master scheduler in available to promise analysis for customer orders inside planning time fences.
  • 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.
  • Effectively balance supply and demand analyzing and reacting to all move in, move out and cancel messages.
  • Ensure all planning and scheduling strategies are accurately planned and reflected in ERP system including Kanban's, MRP, etc.
  • Continuously reviews and maintains all master data elements associated with the plans for every part on their make parts. Understands when business parameters change that may require planning element changes.
  • Analyzes supply and demand and releases internal works orders, balancing OEM, and after-market/spare requirements & inventory.
  • Partner with Manufacturing Engineering and Procurement to plan how material will be presented on the line for consumption into assemblies. Provide inputs to line site stocking strategies, planning & replenishment optimizing inventory & meeting Schedule requirements.
  • Ensure production orders are started and completed on time to support the schedule.
  • Data owner for all master data associated with each make part.
  • Develops and manages a PFEP: Sets all make planning strategies for lot size, lead times, stocking strategies, shrinkage, yield, storage locations.
Minimum Requirements:
  • 2+ years of experience working as a planner within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field or 10 years of planning within a technology company.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understand standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) & MRP.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written).
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.
  • 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.
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP certification or certification in progress preferable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Oracle system experience highly desired.

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

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Job Category

Job Category: Operations

Primary Location: US-Iowa-Davenport

Organization: Cobham Mission Systems Davenport

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 07-Mar-2018, 10:15:06 AM

Recruiter: Jennifer Wells

Req ID: 246674