Demand Planning Specialist

BAE Systems
Wales, Isle of Anglesey
Closing date
3 Nov 2020

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Demand Planning Specialist

Would you like to play a key role managing all aircraft demands and providing solutions to achieve the requirements needed? We currently have a vacancy for a Demand Planning Specialist at our site in RAF Valley.

As a Demand Planning Specialist, you will be ensuring the correct stock is available on the shelves, this includes all tooling and equipment necessary and you will be aiding demand management through liaising with the forecasting team.

This role will provide you with a strong overview of supply chain, whilst working within a specialised department, potentially preparing you to move onto a higher position through training and personal development.

Your main responsibilities as a Demand Planning Specialist will involve:

Ensuring the effective provision of Demand Management activities by meeting delivery targets and reporting on any impact on Continuing Airworthiness, operational/process performance

Ensuring all Demand Management activities are appropriately documented, and airworthiness records are maintained on relevant systems (IT / paper based). Compile required reporting, identify any issues and escalate as appropriate

Complying with company governance including supporting process confirmations and independent assurance audits. Support the response to audit findings in a timely and appropriate manner and provide information into the relevant reviews

Ensuring Human Factors and Error Management philosophies are applied to all Demand Management activities. Understand the risks associated with Demand Management and the means by which they are mitigated and managed

Being able to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding and application of the relevant Continuing Airworthiness Regulatory framework. Support the implementation of any Regulatory-driven changes into the Demand Management activities. Ensure compliance with all other requirements, e.g. ITAR, EaPW, ISO, etc

Ensuring compliance with applicable contractual requirements, e.g. through support to contract reviews and the incorporation of required changes into the Demand Management processes

Your skills and qualifications:


Familiarity with ITAR framework

Comprehensive understanding of current IT software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint - advanced Excel skills are required

Recent experience within a Supply Chain role

Ability to be a strategic thinker


Good quantitative and analytical skills/experience

Experience working towards KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

MJDI (Military Joint Deployed Inventory) system experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive induvial with excellent communication skills, both written and oral, this will demonstrate you being a team player. You will also be an approachable and organised individual, showcased through your ability to work on your own initiative.

Location: RAF Valley

Salary: £26,231 +

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.

BAE Systems

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.

BAE Systems Air

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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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