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Demand and Capacity Manager, Launchers 

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


This position will manage the coordination flow between Programs and Operations to ensure on-time delivery and profitability of the global Launchers business area within production and testing phases. In addition, establish a demand forcast and capacity planning process as steering tool for company profit forecasts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates projects on-time delivery during global operations for Launchers
  • Responsible interface between M&S / Programs (sales and project managers) and Operations (master schedulers) in the areas of demand forecasting and capacity planning to ensure a realistic and achievable plan
  • Works with and influences the plant management team to facilitate the decision to acquire internal/external capacity to balance demand & supply
  • Facilitates cross functional activities to resolve demand and capacity imbalances before the operations are impacted
  • Conducts 'what if' scenarios to analyse the impact of taking on additional demand before customer commitments are made
  • Align the annual profit planning forecast process with a rolling 18-months plan (12+6)
  • Establishes and deploys the demand forecast and capacity planning process on a global scale
  • Support the implementation and deployment of IT solutions to enhance the demand forecast and capacity planning process efficiency
  • Ensure that the demand and capacity plan is converted into sales volumes and drives the financial forecast (1-5 years)
  • Ensure output meets Quality standards
  • Enforce Health and Safety precautions
  • Secures that the relevant competence is available and continuously developed within the project team
  • Periodically report to the Director Operations Programs
  • Perform all duties according to the Company’s Values and Code of Conduct


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Finance; Master's Degree preferred
  • 7-10 years proven experience as project and / or planning manager
  • Experience in schedule and cost planning and control
  • Understanding of Demand Forecast and Capacity Planning process
  • Understanding of Quality standards and Health & Safety regulations
  • Experience in reporting to management on KPI
  • Experience in MS Office and SAP system
  • Willing to work in an international environment and to travel
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills
  • Solution driven, commercial mindset
  • Outstanding communication and teamwork ability
  • High stress resistance and perseverance, able to keep structured and prioritize in a complex environment


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Huntsville, AL, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Production

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville

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