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Job Title

Production Planning Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted14 July 2017

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in Derby for a Production Planning Manager to join a successful business due to experience significant growth.

Client Details

Our client, based in Derby, have a strong reputation across their specific market sector. Due to growth and plans to build stronger processes across supply chain they are now looking to appoint a Production Planning Manager to lead strategy across multiple site locations.


The key responsibilities of this Production Planning Manager position will be to:
  • Liaises with customer / sales / business development team to determine customer requirements
  • Maintain and manage the Production Scheduling System on a daily basis to support the operational needs of the business to meet customer build requirements
  • Review scheduling requirements and ensure modules are manufactured within required deadlines.
  • Ensure BOM are up-to-date and maintained on the system.
  • Produce weekly / monthly reports as required
  • Provide support with the introduction of new products to ensure operational planning requirements are completed on time and within budget.
  • Ensure timely, full and accurate communication with all relevant departments on any factors which impact on delivery dates, commitments to customers, quality etc.
  • Support forecasting of material requirements to meet production needs
  • Develop and supervise the Production Co-ordinators.
  • Troubleshoots problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions
  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption
  • Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple sites
  • Plan and prioritise operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay
  • Utilise the system to support determining manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand
  • Advise on production shift requirements according to production needs
  • Monitor production processes to ensure that customer demands are met.
  • Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.)
  • Keep paperwork organised
  • Collaborate with operations, supply chain, and other staff
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required from management from time to time


Ideally the successful candidate for this role of Production Planning Manager will have:
  • Proven experience as production planner
  • Further education - Degree / HNC / ONC
  • Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Good with statistics
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Managerial experience - ideally leading a small team of planners (multi-site would be useful)

Job Offer

£35000 - £45000

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