With our strong investment in research and development and our culture of continuous improvement, Hexcel is the industry leader in the manufacturing of advance composite materials, including carbon fiber, woven reinforcements, resins, prepregs, honeycombs and additive manufactured parts. We invite you to join the Hexcel team at various manufacturing sites, sales offices and R&T centers around the globe. Become a part of the “strength within.”
Hexcel is currently seeking a Planner for our Duxford, UK location.
The selected individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following obligations: Provide operations with a short term MPS consistent with customer demand, capacity and performance. Lead and support MPS meetings. Translate long term plan into short term production schedule by developing short term MPS on a monthly basis for a rolling 3 month period. Work with network of schedulers to develop short term MPS that: Ensures committed lead times are respected, optimizes the short term campaign strategy for manufacturing efficiency and is consistent with capacity constraints (labour shifts, maintenance schedules) and line/product qualification schedules. Fine-tune MPS on a weekly basis and whenever contingency plans are necessary. Analyse alternative scenarios and their implications. Monitor the end-to-end Critical Path Schedule (CPS) of all customer orders, in a vertically integrated organization. Determine and commit to the best possible lead time while maximizing inventory velocity: as a minimum, meet contractual lead time. Identify potential for improving overall lead time. Propose and follow up action plans. Identify deviations against MPS and evaluate the risk to customer satisfaction. Monitor end-to-end inventory levels: propose and follow up action plans to achieve inventory targets. Regulate inventory levels for raw materials, intermediate and finished goods, in accordance with safety stocks policy, by launching adapted production orders.
Qualifications: University Degree in science, engineering, economics, or business or equivalent APICS or equivalent certification or prepared to work towards it Experience Scheduling and Inventory Control in vertically integrated environment Sound knowledge of Supply Chain processes and procedures: scheduling, demand and replenishment processes (Make to Order & Make to Stock). Have an understanding of the financial aspects of the business and methods of cost control. Able to handle multiple, competing priorities in a matrix organization. Strong negotiation skills, ability to influence at all levels and activate key players. Experience using MRP / ERP systems, especially Advanced Scheduling Systems, preferably including AX2012. Proficiency in Office: expert in Excel and Access. Must be driven, enthusiastic, autonomous and self-motivated, be an effective communicator with people at all levels of the business and have strong problem solving and analytical skills. Fluent in English. French / German speaking desirable
Candidates must be eligible to work in the country where the position is based. Hexcel (NYSE: HXL) is a global leader in advanced composites technology, a leading producer of carbon fiber, and the world leader in honeycomb manufacturing for the commercial aerospace industry.