Senior Production Scheduler

  • Job Reference: N6030-576A
  • Date Posted: 1 December 2017
  • Location: Marlow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Executive Positions, Government & Defence, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Production Scheduler – Aerospace, Mechanical, Defence, Blue-Chip organisation


Our client is looking for a Master Production Scheduler, the successful candidate should have extensive experience working as a planner, scheduler, production control within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace). Ideally with master scheduling experience in a large blue-chip matrix organisation. This role offers a very competitive salary and benefits package.


As a Senior Production Scheduler your main responsibilities will involve: 

Integrating the forecast from Sales & Business Development for the business unit; effectively balancing the budget, forecast, and backlog to create a supply plan monitoring the factory capacities, inventory & customer requirements; producing a master production schedule to control and pace both internal production and the external supply chain. Providing these analyses to the monthly SIOP process.

Lead the strategic make/buy process.

Coordinate the Strategic planning of the planning BOM & routing structure

Review the relevant customer commitments and performance metrics

Loading the master production schedule and driving MRP

Ensuring alignment between MPS and sales order/contract requirements

Track production to schedule to ensure meeting committed delivery dates.

Conduct material availability analysis for proposed schedule changes

Monitor material budget vs actual

Owner of Supply Plan for SIOP process 


As a Master Production Scheduler your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

Experience working as a planner, scheduler, production control, and buyer within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace)

Strong production planning skills/experience is essential for this role 

Prior master scheduling experience in a matrix organisation

APICS certification is ideal but not essential

Bachelor degree in Business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field

Project management experience

Understand standard enterprise resource planning (ERP)

Able to work to financial and time sensitive constraints

Have detailed knowledge of manufacturing planning, master production scheduling, product definition, inventory control, materials requirements planning, capacity requirements planning shop floor control, warehousing, transportation, and purchasing business functions


Keywords:  Production Planning, planning, APICS, Aerospace, defence, MRP, Supply Chain, Production, Manufacturing, Mechanical.


Senior Production Scheduler – Aerospace, Defence, Mechanical, Blue-Chip organisation

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Salary:  negotiable plus 5% bonus, 12% pension and excellent benefits, flexi time