F-35 Senior Demand Planner

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F-35 Senior Demand Planner

Would you like to be part of the Sales and Operations Planning team that supports the F-35 programme which is the world’s largest defence programme aimed at delivering a stealthy, multi-role attack aircraft capable of operating from land and sea to nations across the globe? We currently have a vacancy for an F-35 Senior Demand Planner at our site in Samlesbury.

As an F-35 Senior Demand Planner, you will be working with a multi-functional team made up of project management, logistics and demand management team members. The Sales and Operations planning organisation feeds directly in the F-35 Programme Director and also interfaces directly to the end customer Lockheed Martin whilst facing inwards integrating between the deliver streams Procurement and Manufacturing, the contract teams Production and Sustainment and the enabling functions Project Management, Finance, Commercial, Engineering and Export. You will be working for the Demand Management Lead for the major unit and systems product lines and the dedicated carbon fiber composite facility.

The role is technically interesting being close to the product and manufacturing and supply processes. There is also a significant amount of project management and data interpretation, whilst managing the demand signals in the ERP and across the business.

Your main responsibilities as an F-35 Senior Demand Planner will involve:

Responsibility for aligning supply and demand and ensuring a balanced order book

Responding to and enacting all agreed order book change, within required timescales (including scraps/losses & new scope)

Support reporting of order book data integrity status and progressing integrity actions in the business area

Governance of order book execution process and impact of execution performance to the order book

Liaising with all operations businesses & logistics leads, procurement leads, supply chain leads and sustainment leads to manage order book change impacts.

Liaising with all with all enabling functions (Commercial/PM/Finance) to ensure order book change is enacted within in the given SLA.

Demonstrating the stability and accuracy of the order book, through effecting leading and lagging measures, reported weekly.

Your skills and qualifications:


Proven work experience within a manufacturing and/or procurement operational environment

Demonstrable experience of working with ERP systems

The ability to communicate effectively with internal & external stakeholders within a fast paced environment

Possess strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to challenge and influence stakeholders within a multi-functional environment

Strong Microsoft Office experience is needed as you will be required to manage and present data to internal and external stakeholders


An understanding of the F35 product, bill of material, the customer, and the F35 affordability challenges

Extensive experience with using Microsoft Excel to provide data analytics within the S&OP team

What we're looking for in you:

Good communication skills


Team player

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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