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Planning Manager

Requisition ID:  62051
Business Unit:  Engine Systems North Hollywood (3100)

North Hollywood, CA, United States, 91605


Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 10,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.


Job Designation

The Planning Manager will be accountable for ensuring the effective delivery of the Site’s Operational Planning processes and integration into the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. They will be operationally accountable for delivering improving operational performance (Customer Delivery, Inventory Optimization and Productivity). They will be accountable for accurately forecasting customer OTD, arrears and inventory levels and pro-actively escalating issues impacting achieving commitments in these areas to senior leadership.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Development of the Site long-term (i.e. 0-24 months) Master Supply Plan and presentation of long-term planning scenarios within the Site Sales & Operations Planning process
  • Accountable for the Sites short-term (i.e. 13 weeks) Operational Planning process through the delivery of a cross-functionally aligned weekly Master Production Schedules to meet customer delivery expectations
  • Accountable for the Sites immediate term (i.e. 0-2 weeks) daily Production Schedules. Develop and implement methods to respond quickly to changes in plan and improve performance delivery to internal and external stakeholders
  • Lead the reporting and analytics for the Site’s Planning KPI performance. Ensure that Root Cause Analytics and Corrective Actions methods drive improving performance
  • Ensure that the Site’s Planning processes align to Group procedures and that continuous improvements plans are in place to enable on-going development of process and system capability
  • Build team capability through effective application of training, coaching and hiring methods

Job Specifications

Education : Post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations
Certifications :

Years Experience : 5+ years of experience in procurement / supply chain experience in a defense or aerospace environment.  


  • Previous experience of leading Operational Planning processes within other organizations, with focus on Master Production Scheduling, Production Scheduling and Rough Cut Capacity Planning
  • Strong understanding and experience of influencing end to end Supply Chains and overall business performance
  • Previous experience of leading the Supply Planning activities within a business’ Sales & Operations Planning process (experience within a manufacturing environment preferred)
  • Aerospace & Defense or related industry experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to drive key metrics improvement (i.e. Customer Delivery, Inventory Optimisation, Forecast Accuracy, Productivity) through effective Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Actions methods
  • Demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement projects driving sustaining process and performance improvements
  • Experience of working within and developing the usage and capability of ERP (SAP preferred) and Supply Chain Planning software tools
  • High level analytical skills, with the ability to identify and provide recommendations to resolve end to end planning bottlenecks and constraints
  • Ability to develop and lead high performing teams
  • Ability to influence senior level cross-functional stakeholders creating process change and aligned decision making
  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically. 
  • Ability to prioritise resources and workloads to both resolve short term priorities while retaining focus on long term strategic plans
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers


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Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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