We are seeking an experienced and strategic-thinking Planning & Production Control Manager to lead our aerospace manufacturing planning team. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, a deep understanding of aerospace manufacturing processes, and a proven track record in production planning, control and optimization.
Lead and manage the production planning and control team, overseeing the development and execution of production schedules and plans.
Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including procurement, production, engineering, and quality assurance to ensure efficient production processes.
Develop and implement production strategies to meet customer demands, optimize resource allocation, and achieve production goals.
Monitor and analyze production data, identifying trends and areas for improvement to enhance overall operational efficiency.
Plan and manage inventory levels to ensure adequate supply of materials while minimizing excess stock.
Drive continuous improvement initiatives, implementing lean manufacturing principles and best practices to streamline processes.
Coordinate with sales and customer service teams to align production plans with customer orders and delivery timelines.
Provide regular updates and reports to senior management on production performance, resource utilization, and capacity planning.
Ensure compliance with aerospace industry regulations, safety standards, and quality requirements.
Mentor and develop planning team members, fostering a culture of collaboration and professional growth.
Design and implementation of improved SIOP business processes and toolset
Facilitation of a consensus sales forecast and annual operating plan
Collaboration with Operations and planners to agree a master plan and backlog recovery actions.
Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)
Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Supply Chain Management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in production planning, with at least 2 years in a managerial or leadership role within aerospace manufacturing.
Proficiency in using manufacturing software, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, and advanced planning tools.
Strong understanding of aerospace manufacturing processes, regulations, and quality standards.
Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive process improvements.
Excellent communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Deep understanding of SIOP, MRP, master scheduling and capacity planning. In addition, will work closely with local supply chain teams to develop Planning BOMs, S&OP Metrics and Inventory Plans.
Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies
Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances
Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees
Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness and the creation of a shared vision
Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change
Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships
Assesses the degree of risk and opportunity in plans or actions and takes appropriate action to mitigate them or makes plans to build on the opportunity
Ability to work in an office and production environment (Constant)
Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
Occasionally may be required to travel within the Continental U.S.
The salary range for this role is:
$105,581 - $158,371
AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.
This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.
Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www. avinc.com/myavbenefits.
We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. avinc.com to learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
Who We Are
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.
What We Do
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.
U.S. Citizenship required