CMT (Cutter Management Team) Planning & Logistics

BAE Systems
Lancashire, England
Closing date
1 Oct 2020

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CMT (Cutter Management Team) Planning & Logistics

Would you like to play a key role procuring and providing all cutting tools into production environments supporting Typhoon and F35 as a Shared Service? We currently have a vacancy for a CMT Planning & Logistics at our site in Samlesbury.

As a CMT Planning & Logistics, you will be responsible for cutter provisioning within numerous critical lines of business that manufacture parts and assemblies, across a variety of BAE Systems Air Sector platforms. The role involves forecasting cutting tool demand and production order book management across a number of preferred suppliers, liaising with key Operational stakeholders to ensure that the supply solution is both available and effective.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a technical based role in which you can make your impact in logistics though creating and improving processes, in a bespoke 'trail-blazing' role between logistics and production.

Your main responsibilities as a CMT Planning & Logistics will involve:

Support the procurement of Cutting Tools

Responsible for your own reporting, tracking and budget control

Identification and resolution of all Cutting Tool quality failings with corrective actions recorded and impact of replacement tooling assessed with key stakeholders and suppliers

Engage Business production managers to identify future demand of Cutting Tools and proactively assess stock requirements

Support the transition to new Cutter Procurement methodologies utilising industry best standards to utilise price break methodologies and support Business affordability challenges

Support and test the implementation of the new logistics TDM toolset system with associated Cutter logistic enhancements

Actively support any ongoing cost saving initiatives, as well as seeking out opportunities to improve cost, schedule and quality

Your skills and qualifications:


Ability to interface with people at different levels

Ability to efficiently and effectively compile data, prepare reports and presentations

Working knowledge of production planning and stakeholder management specifically regarding Cutting Tools


Engineering/Manufacturing/Technical background

Experience of inventory management & control systems

Experience of end to end order-book management

Experience and working knowledge of the AMEX Billing system

A history of Cutting Tool Logistics and Production support environment

Demonstrated excellent Microsoft skills would be highly desirable (e.g., Excel)

Previously experience in a logistical environment- Inventory Management (TDM) would make you highly suitable

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a proactive approach with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in order to manage stakeholders across all levels of the business. Furthermore, you will be able to work on your own initiative and have strong organisational and data analytical skills, capturing information and prioritising tasks effectively. You will also embrace and drive change, generating a continuous improvement culture within the team.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £37,654.00

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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BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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