Production Planning Manager (Manufacturing)

Production Planning Manager (Manufacturing)

We are working with a well-established and growing manufacturing business with a global presence that offer a niche product range.

This will be a permanent full-time position. Monday – Friday 8am-4pm. As well as a very competitive salary they offer a great holiday allowance, good pension and additional extras.

Duties
*Oversee production planning and management activities within the business.
*Develop production plan, budget, and timelines according to production specifications.
*Determine production requirements based on plant capacity and production specifications.
*Plan workflow and schedules for production departments.
*Monitor production status and ensure timely delivery.
*Identify delays and accordingly adjust schedules to meet deadlines.
*Assist in production risk assessment and mitigation activities.
*Notify business on any delays and outages, keeping CRM fully informed of any changes.
*Provide excellent customer service and ensure customer satisfaction (Internal & External).
*Evaluate current production processes and recommend improvements.
*Assist in new product development, enhancements, and implementation.
*Conduct daily meetings to keep track of production schedules.
*Ensure that finished products meet quality standards and customer specifications.
*Determine equipment, materials and manpower required to complete production.
*Resolve production issues and escalate unresolved issues to management promptly.
*Assist in employee hiring, training, performance evaluation, retention, and termination activities.
*This role will be hands-on, requiring interaction with Production Managers, Supervisors and Team leaders where appropriate.

Requirements
*Proven experience as a production planner in manufacturing
*Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
*Comprehensive knowledge of MRP & ERP Systems (Orderwise would be ideal)
*Thorough understanding of Bill of Materials and Production Routings
*Awareness of Quality Control requirements and problem-solving techniques
*Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Desirable but not essential
*Proficient in all Microsoft applications
*The ideal candidate should be extremely motivated, with a ‘can do’ approach
*Results orientated; focused on KPI’s and deliverable OTIF metrics
*Able to work to tight deadlines, calm under the pressure of a fast-paced manufacturing environment
*Excellent communication skills both externally and with colleagues of all levels
*Analytical, numerically astute, with strong problem-solving abilities
*Excellent time management skills

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