GKN Master Planner (Supply Chain) in Helmond, Netherlands

Master Planner (Supply Chain)

Country: Netherlands

Work Location: Helmond

State: Not Specified

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Within Fokker Landing Gear, On Time in Full (OTIF) delivery is imperative. It is essential that the complete order fulfilment process is carefully planned, and that this planning is maintained in such a way that customer demand is matched with our supply capabilities.

To achieve this, Fokker Landing Gear is looking for a Supply Chain Master Planner.

As Supply Chain Master Planner you create, maintain and manage a realistic and achievable supply plan that meets customer demand.

In this central position you are part of the Supply Chain Management team and you report to the Director Logistics of Fokker Landing Gear.

Key Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  • Making of a demand plan, in weekly buckets, based on customer forecast and orders;

  • Making sure that demand covers cumulative lead time + 2 months, escalate when needed;

  • Analyzing and accepting customer demand, resulting in achievable delivery dates;

  • Creating an optimal and smooth Master Schedule, making optimal use of committed resources;

  • Making constraints visible and initiate gap closing actions within all functions of the organization;

  • Focussing on OTIF while optimizing lead times and working capital;

  • Ensuring the Master Schedule is properly put into the ERP system (BaaN) to drive production and procurement activities;

  • Monitoring the integral Supply Chain progress (purchasing, production and sales delivery);

  • Keeping the Master Schedule continuously up to date;

  • Defining, measuring and reporting the scheduling adherence in a simple dashboard;

  • Working together with the IPT, Operations and Procurement to optimize the logistical flow, performance improvements and expected supply/demand;

  • Managing phasing product life cycles together with Program Support Officers;

  • Initiating new Supply Chain concepts and inventory strategies, in order to continuously improve our order fulfillment capabilities.

Your skills and competences are:

To be successful in this role;

  • You have a relevant HBO/HBO+ education (SCM/Logistics, Business Administration), plus at least 3-5 years working experience;

  • You have a pro-active attitude;

  • You like to find the optimal logistic plan and process with excellent analytical skills;

  • You have a continuously drive to improve the logistical processes;

  • You can deal with time pressure and knows how to achieve the primary goals;

  • You have knowledge of Baan/ERP system, logistical processes and concepts;

  • You have excellent computer skills;

  • You are English speaking.

Furthermore we are seeking for the following competences:

  • Result Oriented; you focus on fulfillment of the planned customer demand;

  • Planning & Organization; you realize that failing to plan means planning to fail!

  • Excellent communication skills; you are able to align all functions with the plan you created;

  • Ambitious and drive for personal development; you challenge yourself and others around you.

In return, we offer you:

We offer you an attractive package including a salary in line with industry standards, an annual profit related payment and 40 days of leave.


Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by clicking on the Apply button on this page. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Debby Bosman (Recruiter).on .

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

Fokker Technologies, founded by aviation pioneer Anthony Fokker in 1919, was acquired by GKN Aerospace in 2015.

Fokker’s outstanding people and technologies are now fully integrated into the GKN Aerospace business. The result is a stronger GKN Aerospace business with enhanced market leadership positions, increased exposure to key growth platforms, a more comprehensive global manufacturing footprint and stronger technological offerings. Fokker’s industry-leading capabilities in aerostructures, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and services now sit within GKN Aerospace’s market-leading capabilities.

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As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.