Eaton Corporation Lead Planner in South Molton, United Kingdom


The post holder will be responsible for leading planning activities and implementing new processes and activities to improve delivery performance & inventory turns for a specific area of the business. The post holder will lead the activities of a team to manage demand within the MRP system (control of planning parameters), and ensure supply (internal & external) is aligned to demand. The Lead Planner will generate and agree the production plan and communicate the plan within the business.


• Improving area delivery performance (in combination with production managers)

• Improving area inventory turns (Days on Hand – DOH)

• Maintaining MRP data integrity

• Maintaining MRP demand integrity

• Management of Planning & Logistics Controllers and stores personnel for area

• Material supply to point of use

• Generating production plan (with MTMs/Production Manager) within MRP

• Communication of plan

• Reducing the transactional activities within the area

• Management and control of material movement processes

• Ensuring integration of new product/programmes into planning and logistics processes for area

• Support the capacity planning for operations within the cell

• Involvement in capacity planning

• Potential customer interface

• Managing a team of planners and dealing with all aspects of line management

• Manage 5S+ and standard work processes.

• Drive and manage deployment of lean processes


• On-time delivery to customer

• People management processes (e.g adherence to APEX timelines)

• 5S+ standards



• Detailed knowledge of Lean and SixSigma methodology in materials management environment

• Leadership skills for team management

• Experience of leading people through change processes

• High levels of MFGPro proficiency

• High levels of MS office proficiency

• Previous supervisory experience is preferred but not essential

• Highly organized with strong communication skills

• Experience of implementing new processes, procedures and responsibilities

• PC and data analysis skill to readily and effectively manage available information

• Capable of recommending and applying optimum inventory management tools

• Familiar with the quality control demands of an aerospace or similar type company

• APICS, BPICS or IOM qualification essential

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Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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