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Master Scheduler/Inventory Manager

Job ID: R0123204 Location: Irvine, California, United States of America
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Irvine, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.


We are currently looking for a Master Scheduler/Inventory Manager to join Thales in Irvine, CA. The Master Scheduler/Inventory Manager plays a key role facilitating Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SI&OP) cycles in conjunction with S&OP and Materials Management. This position develops and implements production build and material forecasting strategies to support Manufacturing Operations and meet customer demand while optimizing inventories. As an output of the SIOP process, the Master Scheduler develops and loads a Master Production Schedule (MPS) and schedules high level Manufacturing Operations across multiple sites to meet business objectives.

This position will lead monthly cross-functional meetings to collaborate, establish and measure production and inventory targets by month for a rolling 24-month period and is responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of the MPS and coordinating build plans and execution with Planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the creation of the rough-cut capacity plan leveraging MPS. Establishes understanding of where excess or capacity gaps in the current plan

  • Maintains planning parameters ensuring completeness and accuracy for planning purposes

  • Provides focus on inventory at-risk and flags the impact of decisions to leadership and drives continuous improvement

  • Understands what has changed from month-to-month and captures the underlying risks and assumptions contained within

  • Prepares the materials for the supply review and facilitates (Input/Output)

  • Ensures adherence to the monthly cycle, holding all those providing inputs accountable to their  defined roles and responsibilities

  • Provides direction on standard agendas and behaviors

  • Facilitator of the supply, resource S&OP review

  • Drives continuous improvement in the cycle

  • Projected on-time-delivery

  • KPI Ownership

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with minimum 8-12+ years of relevant experience in Demand, Supply or Sales & Operations Planning or Master’s degree in related field with 6+ years of relevant experience 3 – 5 years of people leadership experience

  • Experience coaching developing and mentoring Team members.

  • Experience in leading Supply Chain Oracle/SAP implementation projects.

  • Ability to hold team members and colleagues accountable to departmental commitments.

  • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning experience

  • Experience with  S&OP process and objectives

  • Experience creating and presenting written and oral communications

  • Experience with key business functions such as Supply Chain, Planning, Sales & Marketing/Commercial, Finance, Production etc.

  • Experience with BI tools capability such as Oracle/SAP BI, Tableau

  • Experience  using Microsoft Office management tools including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project programs as an integral part of day-to-day activity and l to perform analysis and report generation required to support management and decision-making activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • APICS Certification preferable

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent Lean problem solving skills preferred.

  • Procurement/Supply Chain Management experience in the Aerospace, Airline and/or Electronics industry is preferred.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills as this position has high time demands and pressures and requires incumbent to effectively prioritize, juggle, and manage numerous projects, initiatives, problem-solving, and decision-making activities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence and engage S&OP participants including Engineering, Operations, Quality etc.

Are you ready to be part a part of something big? If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you’re looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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