SIOP & Materials Lead


Wolverhampton, WV

Date Posted:



United Kingdom


Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 7EH

Position Role Type:



  • Competitive salary

  • Company performance bonus scheme

  • Pension scheme- up to 10% employer contribution

  • Private medical insurance

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Flexible benefits programme (buy & sell holiday allowance, discounted gym memberships etc)

Role Summary:

Due to internal promotion, we are recruiting for a Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) Lead to work within our Military Aftermarket function here at Collins Actuation Systems, Wolverhampton.

This critical role will suit an experienced SIOP Lead or SIOP Manager, or indeed a skilled and experienced Production Control, Material Control, Demand Planning or MP&L Manager or similar.

Your day-to-day job will include:

  • Ensuring compliance to and maturity of a monthly SIOP process aligned to corporate guidelines and integrated across the value-stream functions

  • Execution of demand management processes to ensure accurate spares and MRO forecasts are in place to drive material provisioning

  • Driving ownership and maturity for load and capacity planning processes for both labour and machine resources

  • Integrating with 3PL provider and campus central logistics to ensure alignment exists for material kit availability and shipping requirements against Production Control plans

  • Where material supply mismatches occur vs demand requirements, supporting supply-chain improvement or escalate material supply exceptions in a timely manner (internal and/or external)

  • On-time and right first-time input into financial, budgetary and strategic plan processes for sales, margin, hours and inventory

  • Experience of the inventory forecasting process and associated target setting for inventory and NITO

  • Generating and maintaining necessary SIOP and Materials Management KPI’s on a daily / weekly / monthly basis

  • Cross-functional collaboration, to synchronise SIOP and Materials Management with upstream and downstream processes

Your ideal Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Experience of SIOP and Production Control processes

  • Background experience in production / manufacturing

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Experience using ERP Systems, preferably SAP

  • An understanding of lean techniques employed within a manufacturing environment

  • Strong customer focus, interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Resilient in the pursuit of good performance under pressure

  • Strong communicator who can operate across all levels of the organisation

  • Strong attention to detail

Your Essential experience:

  • Experience in generating accurate and achievable production plans aligned to overarching SIOP principles, material availability, production capacity and material kit availability, providing clear line of sight for material requirements

  • Experience of managing production plan escalations when a significant deviation from plan occurs, and manage the subsequent shortage reporting, recovery planning and communication with the customer

  • Experience of driving processes to ensure in-house machining and Supply-Chain understanding of material requirements is clear and synchronised with Production Control and SIOP requirements

Some Desirable skills:

  • Experience of continuous process improvement activity with a focus on removal of waste via QCPC and use of digitalised platforms where appropriate, to achieve desired CORE requirements for key processes

  • Experience of leading a team of professionals with a focus on performance management, development and succession planning activities to foster a high-performing culture

  • Experience with supporting Programmes teams with generation and management of departmental process

A little more about us

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest problems and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

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