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Planning Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Pharmaceutical & Biotech
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsMerseyside, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted08 November 2018

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Planning Manager - Manufacturing - Liverpool

Client Details

Our client is growing manufacturer within the field of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry situated near Liverpool. They have extensive range of packaging and leading edge machinery and strive to deliver ethical results and solutions.


As the Planning Manager you will:

  • Understand demand trends to anticipate changes in stock levels using an advanced ERP to configure the inventory count in all internal location ensuring goods are stored correctly and meet the business needs
  • Manage a team of 3 planners and utilise all planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable expectations
  • Gather business intelligence by liaising with internal parties such as sales, marketing, finance etc. to understand all the needs of stakeholders both externally and internally
  • Develop inventory strategies on existing items and new product introduction by researching demand drivers and efficient co-ordination across other functions of the business
  • Prepare reports to senior management and other areas of the business to suggest ways to improve efficiency and propose continuous improvement
  • Manage both short term and long term planning capabilities by monthly meetings, historical data and budget trackers for sustainable management
  • Carefully monitor, troubleshoot and track any discrepancies with data and communicate any cross-functional research
  • Publish and control the phase-out of products to minimise costs for any obsolete inventory
  • Manage all commodities in-line with consumer and supplier requirements through production scheduling on an advanced MRP system and communicate any issues with material availability
  • Seek out productive ways to improve the process of Supply Chain by negotiating with current vendors or finding new ones who offer more efficient service which help cut costs and speed up lead times
  • Understand the end-to-end process of a Supply Chain from raw materials to finished goods within highly regulated areas

  • 4+ years’ experience in Planning Manager roles using ERP and MRP systems
  • Worked within a Pharmaceutical industry previously or experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have a thorough understanding of S&OP and demand planning process
  • Worked within high regulated areas previously and understand all implications involved
  • Previously managed multiple ranges of high SKUs, and forecast for both short and long lead times
  • Has previous experience managing a team and strong interpersonal skills to communicate with all stakeholders of the business
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and has an influencing personality
  • Has great attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Be highly ambitious with the strong desire to excel within the company
  • Has great problem solving skills to use their own initiative for make critical decisions
  • Very analytical with good mathematical background especially in statistics to analyse data and communicate across all functions of the company in Liverpool
  • Strong IT skills with knowledge of systems and Excel

Job Offer

£35,000 and £40,000 competitive salary and package

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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