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Daily Planning Manager


To ensure robust and achievable plans and schedules (production/capacity/raw material/labour) are created for the required horizon to meet customer (internal and external) expectations and alignment with the business requirements.


·Lead the Planning team

·Identify development and training needs for the Planning team, coaching and supporting individuals with their PDP.

·Manage the provision of production plans and raw material schedules and be the key point of contact for the business on all planning, scheduling and forecasting activities.

  • Cross functional communication to maintain the site capacity plans in line with the demand forecasts, to provide accurate information to key stakeholders.

·Develop and set policies (SOP’s) for planning/scheduling rules, planning data accuracy measurement, and reporting.

·Provide concise and accurate information for management reports.

·Project work, as directed by the Head of Supply Chain.

·Ensure that the planning and scheduling systems constantly improve to eliminate non-value adding activities.

·Proactively seek opportunities to add value through eliminating waste, unevenness and overburden in line with the business improvement strategy.

·Maintain the MPS capacity plans and deliver outputs/scenario plans that form part of the S&OP process.

·Promote and demonstrate effective communication (internal and external) and aligned cross-functional working to deliver an efficient operation and service. This should include regular interface with all internal departments and our external customers.

Key Skills

·Excellent IT skills

·Strong communication skills at all levels of the business

·High level analytical skills

·Proven track record of improving IT systems to deliver business benefits

·Ability to analyse problems, offering logical solutions appropriate to the business needs

·Good interpersonal skills

·Detailed knowledge of product, process and plant

·Proven record of leadership and team development

Personal Attributes

·Flexible in approach

·Able to work under own initiative

·Keen learner, with the ability to share personal learnings with others

·Can demonstrate a “can-do” attitude and is proactive in approach

·Must be able to lead, instruct and motivate others

·Able to positively influence internal and external customers, staff and senior management with confidence in own ability.

Job Category: Supply Chain
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: Corby

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