Manufacturing Planning & Control Manager


Job summary

circa £59,000 depending on experience.
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

We have an excellent opportunity to join the UK Manufacturing team at Henlow in support of multi project customer deliveries. This is an exciting time to be joining the team as it prepares for future business needs, which has resulted in many strategic developments.

Job Title: Manufacturing Planning and Control Manager

Salary:  Circa £59,000 dependent on experience

Location: Henlow

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 5 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

The opportunity:

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Manufacturing Planning and Control Manager based at the MBDA UK site in Henlow. The MP&C Manager reports directly into the Head of Operations and is responsible for leading a Manufacturing Planning and Control team within a business unit. Responsible for ensuring the MP&C team are capable and efficient in all planning related activities to deliver the Manufacturing Planning Schedule (MPS) to time, cost and quality.

With the following main specific responsibilities: -

  • Provide Leadership and support to the MP&C Team ensuring deployed resources are working to process and have the necessary training / skills.
  • Development of the MPS in line with agreed production schedule.
  • Management of the MPS within SAP enabling production and material orders.
  • Work collaboratively with the supply chain manufacturing teams to ensure consistent end to end planning and validation of material supply plans.
  • Contribute to the creation and delivery of the manufacturing supply chain strategy end to end planning cycle.
  • Act as technical and cultural lead for MP&C focusing on process improvement and performance of the manufacturing supply chain.
  • Champion the development of new tools, processes, skills and KPIs for the MP&C function.
  • Provide inputs and facilitation to ensure the effective delivery of the S&OP process.
  • Development and support of SAP functionality ensuring MRP integrity and the automation of performance reporting from SAP data.
  • Take ownership of manufacturing planning processes and system improvements ensuring MRP operating principles and rules are adhered to.
  • Work with system analysts and SMEs to develop new system reports and processes that lead to simplification and enhanced business planning.
  • Supports the Manufacturing Operations teams to ensure accurate customer commitments, OTD and consistent end to end planning.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Supply Chain Management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • APICs supply chain certification desirable but not essential to the role.
  • Experience in the use of SAP or equivalent MRP system essential.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and MRP systems.
  • Ability to make decisions and direct a team to achieve organisation goals.
  • Previous experience of managing a team.
  • Ability to influence and drive change.

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Our company:

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:

  • Company Bonus: Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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