Planning Manager

Location: Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Salary: £40,000 pa
Reference: LG / BBBH16018
Type: Permanent
Sector: Other Manufacturing & Operations, Manufacturing & Operations Recruitment
Deadline: 14/08/2022

The company

Brewster Partners are recruiting for a Planning Manager, for a market leading food Production Company. As the Planning Manager, you will be responsible for effectively leading a team of Planners, Schedulers and SOP Clerks.

The job

  • Work closely with stakeholders to ensure that daily forecasts are compiled and communicated effectively
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Production, Procurement and Commercial teams with a focus on delivering alignment, efficiency, and waste reduction
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborative style, with well-honed negotiation skills to drive common supply chain processes across multiple departments within the site.
  • Manage and review stock and systems to ensure deadlines are successfully met
  • Lead, motivate and coach the team to deliver consistently high performance, achieve their KPIs and meet their training and development needs
  • Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement thinking, collate and share knowledge and best practices and define ways of working for the future
  • Monitor sales forecasts and demands from customers ensuring that the team builds these into the business plan
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to optimise performance and cost efficiency
  • Take overall responsibility for production planning, schedule adherence, and continuity of supply for frozen BULK and Finished products
  • Review and ensure the weekly planning process / cycle is fit for purpose and adhered to
  • Participate in shaping Supply and Demand Planning strategies, capabilities and processes that aim to improve operational performance and meet high service levels
  • Identify opportunities to reduce Slow moving and obsolete stock
  • Review and manage demand vs. capacity, delivering solutions to mitigate bottlenecks via developing capacity models; Support management with risk assessments, alternative plans and mitigation activities
  • Drive and ensure master data accuracy for all production planning parameters
  • Optimise / increase utilisation of system-based production planning– enable long-term planning less offline planning
  • Collaborate with other managers to establish and build SOPs for existing and new processes and procedures.

The person

Skills and experience required:                               

  • Strong Understanding of Planning
  • Experience in supply, demand or inventory planning and execution
  • Communication and interpersonal skills with experience presenting to various levels
  • Proven strong people leadership skills
  • Previous manufacturing industry experience with strong working knowledge of business planned systems
  • Strong analytical skills, solutions & process oriented with an understanding of the importance that people, processes and technology in collaboration deliver Best in Class service
  • Demonstrated ability to look for solutions to eliminate manual processes, streamline existing processes and improve workflows
  • Experience of working within fast moving chilled goods, including supervisory experience
  • Track record of delivering business excellence
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to build relationships with a range of both internal and external stakeholders

The benefits

£40,000 pa


Lee Gibbons
Associate Key Account Director
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to quoting "Vacancy: Planning Manager, Reference: LG / BBBH16018". Thank you for your interest.