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Manager Production Planning And Control

Rheinmetall - Redbank Plains, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial
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About Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Weapons, Ammunition & Protection.

RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection, and sustainment.

About the role

As the Manager Production Planning and Control at Rheinmetall Defence Australia, you will be responsible for all production, planning, scheduling & control processes and deliverables required to produce the current and future manufacturing programs at the MILVEHCOE site. The Production Planning & Control Manager will lead the Planning & Control team in developing and maintaining the relevant production planning processes to manage and report on production capacity, production schedules and achievement for all current vehicle production programs.

As the Manager Production Planning and Control, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Lead, mentor and develop the Production Planning & Control team and associated capability to be able to meet and exceed the strategic requirements of the business;
  • Lead the development and management of the overall production schedule and capacity analysis for all current vehicle production programs;
  • Lead the continuous improvement of all Production Planning & Control processes for increased efficiency;
  • Lead the development of standardised production scheduling and material availability status reports for management reporting;
  • Manage the creation and issue of all required vehicle and component production orders in SAP, as well as the release / call off material orders for vehicle production orders in SAP;
  • Manage the generation of all production order related documentation;
  • Manage sub contracted manufacturing tasks to schedule including tracking and reporting of status;
  • Develop and manage build status reports for production order completion;
  • Support the material management function via material status analysis per production order in line with schedule, expedite supply of materials to line once onsite;
  • Support the overall production and material management teams during production ramp up and commissioning;
  • Develop and maintain high quality relationships with the international Rheinmetall production teams to share information and lessons learned.

What are we looking for?

Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Openness. This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, STEM or a relevant discipline; 
  • Proven experience in a similar production planning leadership role within a complex program / vehicle production environment or other high-volume manufacturing environment;
  • Proven experience leading and developing a Planning & Scheduling team;
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing planning and scheduling process improvements using contemporary manufacturing methodologies related to major production facilities;
  • Significant Production ERP system experience - SAP preferred;
  • Practical hands-on approach with a good mechanical aptitude and the ability to understand the vehicle assembly process;
  • Advanced Microsoft Office suite skills;
  • Currently hold or the ability to gain the appropriate Australian Security Clearance;
  • Ability to travel interstate and internationally when required.

What's on offer?

  • Working in a great team and with exciting products.
  • Opportunity for career development and further training.
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community.
  • Opportunity to work on major projects such as LAND 400.
  • Attractive Remuneration package with salary sacrificing & novated leases.
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations.
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their families overall wellbeing.

Join an inclusive culture

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work successfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background. 

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer. Recognising these unique attributes, the Company has established a Veterans Employment Program that trains and supports veterans transitioning from the armed forces and seeking future employment in the commercial sector.

Next Steps

If you are ready to take the next step, Apply Now!

Rheinmetall may use various recruitment and selection tools and techniques as part of our process, such as video interviewing, online assessments, face-to-face interviews and assessment centres.

The preferred candidate will be required to complete RDA’s background checks including pre-employment verification and national police checks.

Applications close: 27 June 2021

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.


For further information about this opportunity, please call Kara Ume and quote REF#AU00370.

Redbank Plains, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial


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