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Operations Planning Manager

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  • Ref: DT 431

Cathedral Appointments are currently recruiting for an Operations Planning Manager for a manufacturer in Chard, Somerset. As a leader in a large production team, the Operations Planning Manager will be responsible for assisting the team to meet customer requirements through the optimal use of the company manufacturing and inventory systems.

Operations Planning Manager responsibilities include...

Job Responsibilities:

• Using the sales information to carry out the master production scheduling function and produce an optimal and achievable manufacturing plan for the business.

• Use data to provide accurate forecasts of manufacturing capacity and inventory requirements in order to productively meet anticipated sales demands.

• Working closely with manufacturing managers to ensure capacity meets both short-term demand and long-term strategy.

• Producing shop floor production plans for both finished goods and sub-assemblies to ensure high levels of complete and on-time delivery.

• Monitoring daily output with manufacturing managers, responding to problems and communicating any changes to both the commercial and manufacturing teams.

• Improving planning processes to improve both on time delivery and total manufacturing costs.

Operations Planning Manager requirements include...

Required Skills and Experience:

• A proven track record of production planning and scheduling ideally from a high-volume manufacturing environment.

• Significant experience of ERP planning systems.

• Experience in business forecasting techniques.

• Demonstrable success in working in a similar role.

• Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

• Strong organisational and interpersonal skills.

• Knowledge of Lean methodologies and supply chain strategies and practice would be highly beneficial.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Operations Planning Manager to work for a well-established, International company. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For more information on the position and how to apply please send an up to date CV or get in contact with Dan at Cathedral Appointments.

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