Job Description

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer the power that matters to our customers, to society and to the planet. We deliver the best jet engines in the world. Through intelligent innovation and active collaboration, we’re putting our customers at the forefront of the aviation industry and we’re keeping them there. Our product portfolio powers more than 35 types of commercial aircraft, and with over 13,000 engines in service around the world: we’re keeping the world flying.

Our Planning & Control Team in Civil Aerospace Operations ensure that across our 33 Rolls-Royce manufacturing facilities and extensive global supply chain we have an optimised production plan and capacity to support our engine and aftermarket deliveries. This is an exciting time to join Rolls-Royce with increasing global international travel driving higher levels of demand for our growing engine portfolio.

Our people are at the heart of Rolls-Royce and we want to bring together the best expertise and capability and join our Planning & Control team pursuing Operational Excellence. We are looking for people with the commitment, enthusiasm and vision who want to be able to say, “I have made a difference today!”. We have multiple exciting opportunities across our Operating Business Units based in Derby.

As a Production Controller you will ensure that the Rolls Royce Operations team has the materials and resources to manufacture your portfolio of products in a busy world-class engineering and manufacturing facility. You will optimise and champion adherence to the agreed plan whilst maintaining our executive MRP systems and supporting the Rolls-Royce Production System. You will be an excellent communicator and integrator working with a range of functions including Production, Manufacturing Engineering, Supplier Management, and external service providers. You will be proactive in identifying and resolving risks which could impact delivery, inventory, and cost performance. You will support the introduction and be passionate about achieving production rate ramp up of new products.

Key Accountabilities

  • Using scheduling techniques to control production through the process in line with business requirements to deliver on-time to customer expectations
  • Ensuring that all systems used to control production planning are maintained daily and reporting key performance data for your area including Production Order Adherence, Throughput Monitoring, and Slow Moving WIP
  • Working with the multi-functional team to monitor and ensure adherence to the plan at machine level and resource group level. Where performance diverges from the plan, identify, mitigate, and drive effective and full resolution.
  • Regularly communicating with and managing the performance of subcontractors to ensure production plans and service levels are met
  • Working with our Supplier Management teams to ensure optimum material availability through early identification and prevention of shortages and excess which would otherwise impact business performance
  • Working with both internal and external stakeholders across the extended supply chain as the primary point of contact for delivery and championing the root cause resolution of on-time delivery issues


  • Experience of working with manufacturing, supply chain management, purchasing or logistics field with APICS or equivalent qualifications
  • Experience of SAP or equivalent ERP system, highly confident in data analysis and an aptitude and confidence to develop further
  • Excellent communication skills, an ability to influence and work successfully with cross-functional teams in a rapidly changing environment
  • Someone who is comfortable working alone with the detail but also works well as part of a team to improve overall business performance
  • Skilled in problems solving techniques with the ability to interpret data and trends and confident to pull the right team together to find a solution

We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

Pioneer the performance of the future. Join us and you’ll develop your skills and expertise to the very highest levels, working in an international environment for a company known the world over for brilliance and innovation.

Beyond tomorrow

We are an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

You can learn more about our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy here.

So that you can be your best at work and home, we’ll consider flexible working arrangements for everyone, in any role.

Closing Date: 3rd November 2021

Job Category

Supply Chain Planning & Control

Posting Date

29 Oct 2021; 00:10

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