Head of Planning and Production Controls
Our client is a global organisation employing a diverse and talented workforce around the world. They are an iconic multinational technology company delivering market leading products and solutions to the defence, security and cyber sectors. They are focused on developing the very best and most innovative products and services to provide to their customers. Ethical business is at the heart of everything they do, ensuring they work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology with a mission to provide a vital advantage where it counts.
Digitally enabled outputs and outcomes are fundamental to the Group and data is critical in both their OEM and service capability. This is an exciting time to be joining a global corporation at the forefront of technological development in their areas of expertise.
Reporting to the Operations Director, you will be responsible for the management, governance and integration of a planning and production controls organisation across a business with revenues of over £1.3bn and circa. 3,000 employees.
A key leadership and stakeholder influencing position, which will impact the roles of a large team of Project Managers and Planners, your role is to ensure the necessary checks and balances are in place across planning and production - enabling manufacturing projects to be delivered on time.
Driving the business to an ERP controlled environment, you will promote and embed a continuous improvement culture within the planning and production controls function. You will have responsibility for system development, MRP control and governance, to allow the programmes to develop plans and produce production planning and control information and analysis.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful track record of engineering leadership experience within the Aerospace and Defence sector, or relevant complex high-tech engineering markets - such as Nuclear, Vehicle Manufacture (on and off-highway) Rail, Materials Handling and Capital Equipment markets.
You will be adept at providing inspirational direction to a culturally diverse group of project managers and planners working on major programme delivery in a time-sensitive, safety-critical, and complex engineering environment. Your attributes will include:
- Global perspective, recognising and leveraging cultural diversity.
- Trusted advisor and subject matter expert in relation to planning and production controls.
- Proven and forward thinking leader that generates new ideas.
- Ability to build relationships based on trust.
- Collaborative, constructive and motivational leadership style.
- Strong mentoring, coaching and communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels.
- Ideally a breadth of experience across the lifecycle of engineering, such as design, production and customer support.
- Degree in Operations Management or Project Management and relevant professional qualifications.
The role offers an excellent base salary and benefits package, and relocation assistance.
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