We are looking for an experienced Planning Manager to lead a team that creates the optimised planning/scheduling and process materials, organising production requirements efficiently in line with customer needs.Main responsibilities
- Manage available planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable production and material plans and schedules that optimally balance customer service and operational cost efficiency
- Publish plans to all relevant internal/external stakeholders to ensure that supply constraints are known and managed in advance. Ensure that all stakeholders are agreed on the planned actions and the results that need to be delivered
- Monitor and maintain an active dialogue with suppliers to ensure that material requirements continuously match scheduled production plans
- Ensure the team assess and communicate the impact of predicted plan attainment on customer service and ensure that expected obsolete/over stocks are clearly communicated and understood
- Ensure the team contributes to business planning forums and maintains ongoing dialogue with the operations team to understand production challenges and builds contingency and improvements into plans and schedules
- Work with distribution providers to agree transport schedules that match product/stock availability with customer delivery requirements (including site-to-site shuttles and yard-shunting) to find mutually agreeable delivery windows
- Provide leadership and direction to the planning teams to ensure that people are engaged, focused and delivering to their potential
- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and optimise performance to deliver business effectiveness and cost efficiency
- Degree calibre/ time served understanding of planning process
- Awareness of end to end supply chain activities
- FMCG knowledge with proven track record in planning
- Planning Ability
- Ability to analyse, report and interpret data
- Computer Literacy - advanced
- Implement and take action to achieve plans
Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.
It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.
Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.