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Planning Lead

Role: Planning Lead

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £30,000 p/a  

Overview:

  • We are currently recruiting for an experienced Planning Lead to work for our client at their facility in Lancashire.
  • The role will be reports to the Operations Manager within the MCR Operations and Manufacturing team.
  • This role will also support the logistics of materials, contractors and equipment whilst providing information to the engineers and customers on key project milestones.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that customer focus and satisfaction is of primary importance, the Planning Lead will facilitate the oversight of a number of projects and the scheduling of the Installation and Validation resource at customer sites in the UK and overseas. 
  • This role will also support the logistics of materials, contractors and equipment whilst providing information to the engineers and customers on key project milestones.
  • Suitable candidate will have a strong understanding of supply chain planning & forecasting principles plus experience / exposure to purchasing & logistics functions.
  • Will have strong communication and negotiation skills and be well-versed in project management principles and practices.
  • This is a customer facing role and therefore a key part of this role is managing the Project and the Clients’ expectations though frequent and excellent communication.
  •  A key goal for this role is to ensure a smooth transition from the sales handover of the project through the design, procurement process and then to installation aiming for maximum efficiency.

Experience:

  • Significant experience and achievement within a project planning or scheduling role within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Experience of managing contractor schedules
  • Experience in logistics and supply chain management.
  • Experience in Management of a small team.
  • Creation of client project programmes.
  • Delivering customer focused solutions
  • IT literate in MS Office applications, Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Supply chain management, Budgetary control and forecasting
  • Negotiation skills and Good analytical and decision-making skills
  • Organisation skills – time & task management and People management

Education & Qualifications:

  • Relevant Project Management qualification such as Prince 2
  • L3 (or higher) Business Administration qualification
  • Educated to degree level

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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