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Textron Manager, Production Planning in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Manager, Production Planning


Job Summary:

The Planning Manager will report directly to the Director of Operations and will provide leadership and accountability for overall strategic and tactical activities of the end-to-end demand entry to delivery. The preferred candidate will be an individual with bias for action, strategic thinking, data analysis, problem solving, exceptional customer focus, communications, a sound foundation in Material Planning and limited experience in Production Control practices. Product lines related to this role are developmental in nature.


  • Lead all aspects of material planning primarily in an MRP environment for external supply and own all associated attributes to effectively plan material and execute on-time.

  • Communicate regularly and effectively within internal supply chain team and across the supported program teams to ensure risks and challenges to deliveries are understood and actions being taken to address those risks.

  • Create a work culture and environment for a team of 5-7 Planners to focus on doing whatever it takes to compliantly execute material requirements to achieve on-time product delivery. Strive to achieve a culture of ownership, accountability and pride and through networking and relationship development to embrace the IPT culture focused on one-team and collaboration.

  • Work alongside of procurement and sub-contracts teams to ensure alignment of external supply to support the Commodity and Product Factories schedule.

  • Work cross functionally with the business to determine optimal production plans using methods like Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP).

  • Work with program teams to aggregate future demand plans for products, and key suppliers to enable partnership establishment with companies in the supply chain and provide forecasts.

  • Have a firm understand of bills of material, lead time management, pegging, utilization, efficiency, rated capacity, demonstrated capacity, bottleneck mitigations, critical resource identification and management, economic order quantities, dependent vs. independent demand, capacity requirements planning, ERP / MRP systems, supplier relationships, and VMI.

  • Maintain planning metrics and identify process improvement for demand and schedule stability in order to improve on-time delivery for production to meet customer expectations.

  • Understand basic lean six sigma principles and how to best use them to effectively drive continuous improvement efforts and focused culture on improvement. Key focuses will include driving down lead times, consistency and dependability of lead times, reduced requisition compression, reduced variation in execution and forecasts (especially financial), cost reduction, implementation of standard work, and backlog reduction.

  • Effectively manage planning exception messages and institute standard work across planning to ensure thorough research is concluded before acting upon the message. Engage closely in data analysis and monitoring supply execution to ensure variation in the process does not create unnecessary supply and when noted aggressively work to emplace preventative methods to preclude future disruption.

  • Develop and execute strategies to ensure procedural and execution compliance to the FAR and DFARS and subsequent Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) approval resulting from Materials Management and Accounting System (MMAS) reviews.

  • Embrace safety and ethical standards as well as talent development to ensure a culture of employee care, nurturing, development and growth.

  • Deploy a material movement approach consistent with the Lean principles of Flow and Pull.

  • No travel is expected of this role, but potential exists for less than 10% travel to attend relevant training.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or a closely related discipline is required.

  • 5-10 years of experience is required, experience in a leadership role in Integrated Supply Chain is preferred.

  • Supply Chain Management experience in DoD environment is preferred.

  • Experience interacting with DCAA and DCMA and ensuring compliance with applicable requirements.

  • Exposure to MMAS and GFP Business Systems.

  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and networking skills.

  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent partnering and team building skills.

  • Proven leadership skills.

How We Care

At Textron Systems, our talented people make us successful.We promote an inclusive environment where we value individuality, differences, and unique perspectives.

Our Company is committed to offering employees opportunities to grow and develop. Our benefits and compensation packages are designed to help our talented employees excel and achieve their goals, so they can make a difference every day in and outside of the workplace. Below are just a few examples!

- Flexible Work Schedules

- Education Assistance

- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

- Career Development & Training Opportunities

- Wellness Program (including Fitness Reimbursement)

- Medical, Dental, Vision & 401(K) with Company Funding

- Paid Parental Leave

Are you a Military Veteran?

Textron's products and services are trusted everyday by those who protect our country.We are dedicated to hiring these Veterans and aim to translate their skills to make an impact on our Company.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Recruiting Company: Textron Systems
Primary Location: US-Massachusetts-Wilmington
Job Function: Manufacturing
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports
Job Type: Standard
Shift: First Shift
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Job Posting: 01/22/2024, 6:45:06 AM
Req ID: 320388