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MRP Controller

Posted 15 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (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

A Truly Global Business

Every day, around the world, we help aircrafts fly further, faster and greener. We’re the world’s leading tier one aerospace supplier of systems and components. Together as “one GKN” we’re moving our business and industry forward developing technologies that rapidly decarbonise aircraft, and innovating to help build a new generation of planes that produce zero emissions. We’re putting sustainability at the heart of what we do; driving our objective to becoming a net zero greenhouse gas emissions business before 2050!

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! Whatever part you play you’ll be helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.

This site is an International Centre of Excellence in composite wing structure design and production, manufacturing composite wing spars and Fixed Trailing Edge assemblies for some of the world's most popular aircrafts.

An exciting and career defining opportunity has arisen for an MPS Controller to join the Supply Chain team at our Western Approach site.
Responsible for the management of the weekly MPS, the postholder will balance demand and supply within available capacity and set Inventory targets.

The successful applicant will work on a hybrid basis once up to speed on our SAP system and embedded in the team.

What You Will Do

  • Orchestrate Scheduling (MPS) activities beyond the current week time horizon and for the whole MPS horizon
  • Create and maintain production schedules to deliver in line with Programme requirements while maintaining Inventory targets and optimizing site capacity
  • Support Operations in the analysis of Master Schedule Adherence
  • Ensure system Master Data is up to date for all planning and scheduling purposes
  • Coordinate between Operations & Maintenance to minimize impact of planned downtime
  • Provide input for Material Requirement Planning / Vendor Scheduling process
  • Support operations in monitoring manufacturing output/performance against the schedule/plan, challenging and understanding whenever performance differs from standard
  • Provide communication/feedback to Programmes in case of any potential supply issues and also in order to improve Forecast accuracy

What You Will Bring


  • Experience of Operations Supply Planning / MPS / MRP
  • Knowledge of Forecasting & Demand Planning, Daily Scheduling & Execution, Master Data Management, Inventory Management, Internal Flow & Warehousing
  • Ability to liaise with stakeholders of various levels
  • Competent with MS Packages


  • Level 3 or equivalent in a related supply chain/procurement discipline
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent verbal & written English

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 187.5 hours holiday + bank holidays (Based on 7.5 hour shifts – equivalent to 25 days)
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment
  • Quarterly team building activities

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

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