Planning Lead

From £40,000 - Horsham

Posted: 23rd, Mar 2021

Reference N°: 41982

Type: Permanent

The minimum salary offered for this position is £40,000 pa however the client may pay up to £45,000 pa to those candidates who can meet all key qualifications and abilities

Our client is a well-established and growing specialist Manufacturing Company with a fantastic reputation in industry. They specialise in manufacturing advanced technologies contributing the sustainability. Currently seeking a Planning Lead for manage all production planning activities and oversea a small team. A key part of this role is the effective optimisation of both current, future and development capacity.

Key accountabilities:

Maintain and manage the Scheduling System to support Operations and Projects.

Review scheduling requirements and ensure work orders are manufactured within deadlines.

Produce weekly / monthly reports as required.

To develop and maintain a Sales and Operations Planning process, presenting monthly to senior operation and commercial leadership team

Provide support with the introduction of new products to ensure operational planning requirements are completed on time and within budget.

Support Manufacturing and Technical leadership team as necessary to ensure the Ceres Power production team meets and/or exceed key goals.

Support departmental performance metrics KPIs and provides regular progress reports to Senior Leadership.

Maintain BOM and master data as required

To work closely with the procurement team carrying out forecasting and inventory analysis for future purchasing decisions

To contribute to CI initiatives to enhance throughput, product and service levels to our customers

Essential skills and experience required:

Strong experience working within an engineering / manufacturing environment

Strong computer skills and proficiency with ERP Systems and MS products

Good working knowledge of MRP process

Project, planning and resource management skills

Ability to communicate clearly at all levels of the organization

Strong problem-solving skills

Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information

Effective in making decisions under pressure

Focused on results with the ability to work to deadlines

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication and listening skills.

Ability to adjust to multiple demands, shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity, and change.

Good analytical and business judgment including demonstrated problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.

Ability to interpret technical drawings, specifications, and knowledge of change control methods and processes

Ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced team environment

Offering up to £45,000 for candidates who can meet all key qualifications and abilities.

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