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Planning Manager

Requisition ID:  43491
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Basingstoke (1205)

Basingstoke, HAM, United Kingdom, RG22 4BS


Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

The Planning Manager is responsible for establishing and leading all aspects of the S&OP process for the business, better matching supply with demand and ensuring the robustness of MRP data and the processes required to support this.

Job Core Responsibilities
  • Ownership of the business level production planning, ensuring the creation and execution of all elements of the S&OP process: data collection, demand planning, supply planning, reconciliation and executive S&OP and making production plans to balance workload and capacity
  • Ensure the monthly creation and execution of all elements of the factory level S&OP process                                        
  • Managing the demand load with the Production Centres. Ensuring that the Production Centre S&OP planning is aligned with the business needs and monitoring manufacturing plans, ensuring that the sites are on plan / adjusting the master plans as necessary
  • Creating and maintaining accurate delivery forecasts and production plans in SAP for the entire business across all Production Centres
Job Core Responsibilities
  • Evaluate and continuously improve the planning processes and procedures & associated production planning activity
  • Responsible for finished goods inventory control. Providing guidance on strategic stock “in line” and within “sub-tier” – communicated to all sites / balanced according to customer demand 
  • Ownership of strategic / long-term planning and production forecasts
Skills and Abilities
  • Ideal candidate can demonstrate prior experience deploying a rigorous S&OP process
  • Strong knowledge of SAP essential
  • Demonstrated experience leading site wide, cross-functional change initiatives
  • Excellent influencing skills and able to build relationships at all levels in the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to share insights and coach site leaders in critical S&OP decision making
  • Strong business and financial acumen to align financial planning and S&OP processes
  • Expert knowledge of supply chain and operations
  • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to visualise and plan objectives and goals strategically
  • Ability to develop process while keeping focus on achieving breakthrough results
  • Ability to work independently and lead others regardless of reporting structure to meet objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and provide cross-functional leadership at all levels in the organization
  • Decisively makes high-quality decisions in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated use of lean tools to drive sustainable cultural change in a large global organization
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and web-browsers
Job Specifications

Field of Study/Area of Experience

  • 10 years of production scheduling and planning experience gained within lean manufacturing environments (preferably aerospace)
  • Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
  • A Super user / strong experience with ERP,  SAP / MFG-Pro, Microsoft and Excel packages – number and data driven
  • Applying lean and continuous improvement principles



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