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Senior Production Planner

Reading, UK
Closing date
28 Jan 2021

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Role - Senior Production Planner - Production

Location - Reading/Basingstoke Area

Salary - £40,900 - £64,600

Package - Competitive salary plus contributory pension scheme, generous
holiday entitlement, additional benefits and an excellent work / life balance
including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role
dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider
candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

AWE has been named in the Sunday Times
top 25 big companies to work for in 2019.

Supporting the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrence programme and national nuclear security are at the heart of what we do
therefore working with us is both exciting and challenging - in fact it's
everything you would expect from a company that supports national security.

Job Purpose:

To give the business full line of sight of Programme demand down into the
operational delivery units through effectively an integrated plan. The
integrated plan will be used for Operations wide deconfliction, and support key
prioritisation decisions. The Master planner will work closely with the delivery
unit planners to ensure plans are maintained and updated with status and
forecast, and support in the development of optimum delivery scenarios. The
Master planner will also run the top level Sales and Operations Planning
process (S&OP) process - highlighting capacity conflicts and developing deliverable
scenarios for senior stakeholder review and prioritisation.

This role will require you too:

* Support and improve operational planning processes; ensuring that work
is effectively and efficiently planned - across AWE Operations

* Use your planning and data analysis skills to provide insight into the
quality of master data, and how to improve it, and work well and help others
use MES, RCCP and BI tools

Be a 'go to' person for operational planning expertise, and software tool

* Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and
appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees
listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held
in the company management system.

* Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety,
health, security and quality and to be a great team player.

* Leading, coaching and developing a team of production planners.

Key Responsibilities:

* Risks, Issues and Change - To objectively identify and analyse the
impact of risks, changes and opportunities that can affect the delivery
schedule, escalate risks and issues in a timely manner.

* Ensures that performance metrics,
procedures, processes and systems are developed, implemented and of a quality
that delivers against our Programme requirements.

* Liaises with other functions for
clarification and coordination of balanced and de-conflicted production demands
and plans.

* Ensures appropriate governance of planning
procedures to ensure full compliance.

* Coach, train and mentor peers and new
members of the planning team to build team capability and resilience.

* Support individual performance and
succession planning including internal/external recruitment.

* Develop and lead Visual Management board
meetings ensuring all actions are being addressed.

* Understands the needs of internal and
external customers and works with them to ensure delivery timelines.

* Work as part of the Tech Centre Management
team to deliver production targets.

* Demonstrate behaviours and values that
contribute to a high performing team.

* Promote and sponsor operational excellence
and drive all actions aimed at continuous process improvement.

* Works effectively with others and building
required relationships and interfaces to support delivery of the Programme.

* Provide a diverse and inclusive working
environment that allows individuals to flourish and realise their potential.

* Work with others to form high performing

* Adopt a 'See It, Own It, Solve It' mind-set,
by identifying obstacles to success and taking ownership to find solutions to
those problems.

* Responsible for undertaking other duties as
reasonably required from time to time by line and task management, including
work at other places within the UK or overseas; this will be done in
consultation with you, and in accordance with any requirements contained in
your Contract of Employment.

* The Company may require you to fulfil any
other reasonable duties as aligned to your position from time to time in line
with business needs; this may include additional roles as set out below (these
are subject to your area of work, and where formally agreed by the individual):


Please note that you must be a
British National to apply for a role at AWE.

AWE plays a crucial role in
the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads
for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering
and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design
and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the
UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated
support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We
value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are
currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with
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