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Planning Manager

  • Location: Evesham
  • Salary: £35k - 37k per year + 25 days holiday, Pension, sick pay, disability pay, flex/discount benefits per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Plastics
  • Function: Materials planning
  • Contact: Dan Plimmer
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446 174
  • Expiry Date: 10 February 2022
  • Job Ref: 60265

Planning Manager

FMCG Packaging


Salary up to £37,000

Pension scheme, company bonus, group income protection, death in service benefit, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership

We are working with a global, FMCG packaging business that supplies into a number of food and beverage categories. We are working with them to assist in the recruitment of a Planning Manager

Lead the Planning Team including:

  • Load balancing across all value streams
  • Leading process of setting monthly/weekly production targets
  • Monitoring overall work mix and impacts upon outputs
  • Management of WIP and Aged WIP Levels
  • Reporting on key KPIs
  • Identifying and implementing improvement opportunities
  • Lead the defining and documentation of functional processes
  • Training/Development of personnel within Planning Team including half year and full year reviews
  • Represent site at Group Supply Chain events relevant to function/role

The Planning Manager will be required to provide holiday cover for members of the planning team as required

Co-ordination of the plan to deliver our customer requirements in the most cost-efficient manner

A key requirement includes the successful liaison with Customer Service and Materials Controllers to ensuring necessary materials are available 48hrs before production and production meets customer requirements, flagging any exceptions appropriately, (including to ensure production plans are set, considering the internal efficiencies and Customer expectations)

Lead seamless volume transfers and subcontracting within the business and externally from a planning perspective

Drive efficiencies both in terms of output and waste reduction

Updating of the S&OP tool and compliance with BU S&OP processes

You will develop strong stakeholder relationships with a number of key personnel including Customer Services Team, Shift Leaders, Operations Manager, Production, Engineering, Continuous Improvement

Key technical areas of the role include:

•             Build rolling four-week production plan for specific manufacturing assets

•             Manage the provision of the fixed weekly production schedule

•             Maintain material demand management in SAP / atlas

•             Production order creation and maintenance

•             Mid-term capacity planning

•             Managing Customer Service (sales) requests

•             Confirming product availability dates to Customer Service representatives

•             Optimising production efficiency whilst delivering customer requirements

•             Presenting production plans to S&OP process

We are very keen to talk to candidates who have held a similar planning or supply chain-based role within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. Therefore, we are keen to see the following experiences.

•             SAP (ideally APO) experience is necessary

•             Highly analytical and organised

•             Able to prioritise under pressure

•             2 years min. planning experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

•             Packaging industry experience preferred (not essential)

•             Excellent communication skills using tact and diplomacy whilst appropriately assertive

•             Team Leader able to build and sustain relationships in all areas from Production to SMT

•             Flexible, practical, and disciplined

•             Good Problem-Solving skills, with an ability to recognise and drive improvements

•             Demonstrate training in job role

•             Occupational Health Safety and Environment (OHSE) Induction


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.