Arizona, United States

Global Planning Manager – Engine MRO – Arizona or Australia

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

TITLE OF POSITION:  Global Planning Manager

EMPLOYMENT LOCATION: Scottsdale, Arizona (or Australia!)


The purpose of the Operational Planning Manager role is to be the leader, subject matter expert and mentor in operational and production planning for all company businesses, globally.


  • Develop, deploy and manage the company’s Operational Planning strategy, systems, methods and procedures to successfully plan and deliver operational and production outcomes across our multiple sites and product lines to meet customer requirements.
  • Integrate and deliver all planning activities through the single source of truth in the IFS ERP system.
  • Actively contribute to the Integrated Business Planning process (MP600) across the company’s Programs to ensure appropriate allocation of operational resources and equipment to deliver of all forecast/planned customer outcomes.
  • Lead the operational and production planning staff and activities across the businesses and ensure alignment of all planning activities with the company’s strategic direction, Program Integrated Business Planning requirements and customer commitments, including the provision of:
    • Operational and production planning, scheduling, forecasting and reporting
    • Resource planning and analysis
    • Timely and meaningful production management and performance reporting and analysis, including standard labour hours, turnaround times and production productivity
    • Maintenance Control activities to meet regulatory obligations including Configuration management and Customer Data system management (i.e., CAMM2, Solumina, MILIS, ESLMP, AME)
    • Customer Technical reporting management.
  • Manage the Planning teams and activities to ensure compliance with the required regulatory and legislative frameworks and that output meets requirements in quantity, timeframes, quality and cost for the Programs.
  • Determine and manage staffing requirements to promote effectiveness and workforce sustainability.
  • Deliver continuous improvement of the Operational Planning function and procedures.


§  Minimum 5 years’ operational or production planning experience in an engineering, manufacturing or maintenance environment

§  Tertiary qualifications in Operations Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Project Management or Business Management

§  Exceptional leadership skills underpinned by a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a management/leadership role

§  Significant experience in working with planning modules of complex ERP systems, preferably IFS

§  Experience in working within a matrixed organisation to deliver exceptional services to internal and external customers across the organisation

§  High level communication skills and experience working effectively within a collaborative environment

§  Highly skilled in Information Technology packages such as Microsoft Office suite and a high understanding of Information Technology

§  Australian citizen with ability to obtain Defence Security Clearance

§  An organised mind with an ability to see the future and plan to achieve success – your “superpower”!

§  Experience with establishing complex operational or production planning systems in a maintenance, engineering or manufacturing environment.

§  A high-performance and outcomes-driven mindset with a proven ability to work to strict timelines

§  Previous experience as an Operational Planning leader in an engine or component MRO company

§  Knowledge and experience within airworthiness regulatory frameworks

§  Broad knowledge of and experience in maintenance practices involved with aircraft, engine and/or aircraft component aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)

§  Strong analytical and problem-solving capability

§  Strong stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills

§  Lean Six Sigma or equivalent continuous improvement training

§  Appropriate Planning Training or similar

§  ADF CAMM2 Data Manager or User Training








  • Location: Arizona, United States
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  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

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