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Master Scheduler

Posted 20 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers and achieved sales of £3.35 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

As Master Scheduler you are responsible for the management of the weekly MPS in order to balance demand and supply within available capacity and set inventory targets. Orchestrate the cross-functional MPS activities following the GKN Aerospace standard. own or support the monthly Operations Supply Planning (IBP) activities

Job Responsibilities

  • Orchestrate Scheduling (MPS) activities beyond the current week time horizon and for the whole MPS horizon.
  • Create and maintain schedules to deliver in line with Programmes requirements while maintaining Inventory targets and optimizing site capacity.
  • Schedule production for specified products and production lines understanding all the physical and manning constraints.
  • Ensure that MPS:
  • Is feasible and balanced against resource / demonstrated capacity,
  • Includes all phase-in/out, localization and transfer plans as well as new programmes development/prototyping,
  • Is based on agreed working calendar and includes all planned downtime (Holiday, routine maintenance, Line closures, etc.),
  • Is in line with Supplier/Subcontractor available capacity,
  • Production Past Dues are re-scheduled weekly
  • Provide input for Material Requirement Planning / Vendor Scheduling process,
  • Proactively communicate/escalate to the management team potential MPS issues/constraints to trigger preventive actions in order to mitigate supply failure risk,
  • Support operations in monitoring manufacturing output/performance against the schedule/plan, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard,
  • Support Programme Management in analysing Inventory levels in order to optimize/challenge current status and search for improvement opportunities,
  • Provide communication/feedback to Programmes in case of any potential supply issues and also in order to improve Forecast accuracy,
  • Liaise with Programmes to support and coordinate all production schedules related new programme launch/prototyping activities,
  • Ensure relevant KPIÂs are monitored and PDCA approach applied with A3 in case of deviation to ensure targets are delivered in a sustainable way (e.g.: Master Schedule Adherence, Customer Past Dues, Days Inventory Outstanding),
  • Depending on the size of the site, all of the above activities are also performed at Operations Supply Planning level and covering the 36 months horizon.
  • Support continuous improvement projects/activities,
  • Support Operations in the analysis of Master Schedule Adherence,
  • Ensure system Master Data is up to date for all planning and scheduling purposes
  • Related APQC items:
  • Accountable for the process 4.3.5 ÂSchedule Production in site scope.
  • Responsible, in site scope, for the Planning processes and the coordination of stakeholders/functions involved in the following: 4.1 ÂPlan for and align supply chain resourcesÂ, 4.3.3 ÂPlan production operationsÂ, 4.3.5 ÂSchedule productionÂ, 4.3.6 ÂSchedule production operationsÂ.

Job Qualifications

  • HBO/WO degree in supply chain/logistics and/or industrial engineering
  • Expert in forecasting & supply planning, operations supply planning (IBP) / MPS / MRP, daily scheduling & execution and data management.
  • Excellent social and communication skills
  • High attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Proactive and problem solving attitude
  • Good communication skills in English and Dutch
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office and knowledge of BAAN (or other ERP systems)

How to apply?

Are you interested in this position and does your background meet the requirements? Please use the ‘Apply Now’ button. Questions? Please contact our Recruiter Koen van Stigt via

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology.

With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

1,000 employees