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     Date Submitted:12-08-2014
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    Job information
     Current job:Programme Scheduler
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
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    Personal information

     

    Nationality

       British

     

     

    Date of birth

    27.01.1982

     

     

    Gender

     

    Experience

    Male

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    January 2013 – Present

     

     

    Position held

    Programme Scheduler

     

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Name and address of employer

     

               Business sector

    Initiated and established large space programme using internal inputs from the Ground Segment and System teams, and harmonising with external inputs from the Space Segment industry.

     

    Monitored and controlled the programme by restructuring all multi-level schedules and creating a consistent work breakdown structure and tracking processes throughout all business units.

     

    Established and performed regular milestone trend analysis to compliment the detailed schedules and provide top level visibility at council meetings.

     

    Generated quarterly schedule reports to senior management and delegate bodies to summarise progress made and counteract any issues with realistic mitigation plans using PERT and Critical Path Analysis.

     

    Maintained regular interaction with Quality Assurance to ensure all schedule risks and what-if scenario’s are aligned and recorded within the risk register.

     

    Provided supporting documentation to weekly team meetings by creating schedule snapshots highlighting progression of short term activities and impact on upcoming logic dependencies.

     

    Facilitated monthly schedule reviews to capture and report progress against mid/long term key project milestones, whilst highlighting baseline margin differentiation.

     

     

    Eumetsat, Allee-1, Darmstadt, 64295, Germany

     

    Defense and Space

     

     

    Dates

     

    Position held

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Name and address of employer

     

    Business sector

    September 2009 – December 2012

     

    Production Scheduler

     

    Prepared and established multiple complex space projects by obtaining customer specification reports and project family tree inputs from the design office, while analysing trend charts and schedule performance indicators from previous successful programmes.

     

    Monitored and controlled projects by customising multi-layered work breakdown structures and activity logic sequences using inputs from Manufacturing Engineering, Project Team Leaders and AIT Management.

     

    Successfully integrated out of scope activity detail into schedules whilst minimising impact on delivery by analysing resource allocation opportunities and implementing aggressive recovery plans.

     

    Extensive capacity planning and activity levelling achieved for all multi-level projects by reviewing and reporting facility and mechanical ground support equipment requirements, departmental capabilities and logic interdependencies on a weekly basis.

     

    Regular communication maintained with shop floor engineers, operations and other supporting departments by generating weekly work-to-lists to ensure schedule requirements are visible, updated and on target.

     

    Facilitated daily production meetings to maximise workflow capabilities, minimise potential job stops and resolve any non-conformances that occur with the input of the Engineering Support Team.

     

    Attended weekly management schedule reviews and GO/NO-GO meetings in order to capture, report and present progress against key project milestones, whilst highlighting baseline margin differentiation and critical path activities.

     

    EADS Astrium Ltd, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AS, United Kingdom

     

    Defense and Space

     

     

     

    Dates

    September 2004 – April 2009

     

    Position held

     

    Production Planner

     

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Name and address of employer

     

    Business sector

     

     

     

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    Position held

     

    Name and address of employer

     

    Business sector

     

    Issued works orders to production team by analysing current inventory levels and historic trends against existing allocations and forecasted customer requirements.

     

    Facilitated daily production meetings to communicate upcoming orders and ensure key performance indicators are being achieved.

     

    Communicated effectively with all customers and developed high profile customer accounts such as BMW, Toyota and Daimler Chrysler.

     

    Luvata Ltd, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1HT, United Kingdom

     

    Automotive/Supply Chain

     

     

     

    November 2001 – June 2004

     

    Logistics Coordinator

     

    Microgen UK Ltd, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1GN, United Kingdom

     

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    Education and Training

     

    Dates

     

     

    September 2006 – June 2008

    Title of qualification awarded

    BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma, Management Studies

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

     

      Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

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    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Principal subjects/occupational skills                                          covered

                              

     Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Dates

             

    Title of qualification awarded

     

     Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Project Management, Strategy, Change Management, Decision Making/Taking, Managing a Budget.

     

     

    Goldsmith Management Centre

     

     

    September 2005 – May 2006

     

    ILM Level 3 – First Line Management

     

    Leadership, Communication, Motivation.

     

     

    Goldsmith Management Centre

     

     

       September 1999 – June 2001

     

    BTEC National Diploma, Sports Science

     

    Oaklands College

     

     

      Social skills and competences

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

     

     

     

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    Computer skills and competences

     

    Other skills and competences

     

    Excellent team player with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of a multi-national organisation such as Astrium and Eumetsat, whilst promoting diversity at all times. Genuine can-do attitude and always willing to help others, highlighted by previous involvement in training/developing new starters and apprentices. Professional attitude and security conscious as a result of working within an industry which often requires discretion. Excellent standard of English and basic understanding of German.

     

    Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure and to budget by utilising Cost and Schedule control training.  Always maintain a passion for problem solving and have exceptional numerical and analytical skills, developed through career as a Production Planner and Production/Programme Scheduler. Certified to show understanding and compliance of Lean Manufacturing and 5S principles within the workplace, which endorse a high level of organisation.

     

    High level of knowledge and understanding of satellite design infrastructure and the phase lifecycle of a complex space programme. This has been developed by having daily responsibility to interact with various departments within the business unit to gather information and reflect into various multi level schedules.

     

    Trained and certified with vast experience in Primavera P6 and SAP. Advanced level of knowledge using Microsoft Office packages (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) built up throughout career, studies and personal use.

     

       I’m committed, proactive and goal-driven with a strong desire to learn and succeed.  I thrive on  

       challenges and enjoy meeting people and experiencing new cultures.  In my spare time, I like to

       spend time with my family and friends and keep active by playing football and tennis.

     

     

     

     

    Additional information

     

    Referees:

     

     

    Antonio Munoz Oliva – Project Planning & Control Manager

    Eumetsat, Allee-1, Darmstadt, 64295, Germany

     

    Grant Lethby – Telecommunications Platform Manager

    EADS Astrium Ltd, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AS, United Kingdom.

     

    Roberto Fernandez – Commercial Manager

    Luvata Ltd, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1HT, United Kingdom.

     

    Carl Fiander – College Tutor

    Goldsmith Management Centre, Broadway, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 3GB, United Kingdom.

     

    Evan Bath

    20 Uplands, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7EW, United Kingdom.

     

     



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