Senior Planning Manager

Kilkenny (County), Leinster (IE) in Ireland
12 Feb 2018
11 Mar 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Job Location: IRELAND - Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Job Title:  Senior Planning Manager

Reports to: Site Director

Job Family/Function:  Planning & Logistics

Purpose of the job:

  • Forecasting – work with the sales department to create an accurate and up to date forecast.
  • Drive Labour Capacity model through Top Line planning finite scheduling
  • Create Top Line Macro plans for Planners to finite plan from
  • Create 52 weeks – 13 Weeks – 4 Weeks – 1 Week Capacity plans – Top Line
  • Create a model to incorporate Packaging & Ingredients into the Macro Plans
  • Drive Publish daily/weekly/monthly key performance indicators
  • Identify and implement corrective action to address any non-conformance
  • Shortage prevention process as part of service delivery team
  • Work with Sales to develop and maintain the distribution plan as it relates to the forecast and fulfilment plan
  • Smooth demand sales into balanced weekly Production plans & Promotions
  • Leads the planning team to maintain the production schedule and prioritizes orders for production optimization
  • Continuously improve planning processes and techniques to maximize service while minimizing cost
  • Maintenance of master data integrity
  • Conduct current and future inventory analysis, ensuring proper coverage in line with customer & financial requirements
  • Create and utilise predictive inventory reporting plans
  • Plan and schedule workflow for each department and operation according to established manufacturing sequences and lead times
  • Coordinate activities within cross functional team through planning meetings and communication to ensure all team members are aligned
  • Analyse and prepare weekly documents and releases work plans to Production
  • Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory

Experience, Knowledge, Competencies and Skills required:

  • Broad experience of Planning models in FMCG – Understands what good looks like
  • Experience in Leading Planning teams – Lean Leadership Imperative
  • Excellent communications skills demonstrable across the enterprise & from Senior Management to Value adding shop floor colleagues
  • Experience working in Pull Systems
  • Experience of the implementation of World Class Manufacturing systems
  • Third level qualification in Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing, Logistics or Business preferable
  • 5-6 years’ experience in a  planning role -  FMCG essential (Meat background would be very beneficial)
  • Expertise with ERP systems or similar an advantage
  • Strong organizational and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with extensive MS Excel skills regarding data analysis and strong mathematical abilities as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks within strict deadlines
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify solutions to problems
  • Ability to work under own initiative with strong motivational skills and ambition

This role is a full time permenent position Based in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. R95A471.



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