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Production Planning Manager

My FMCG client based in South Leicestershire are looking to recruit a Production Planning Manager as a result of strong business growth, alongside an imminent system implementation.


The Production Planning Manager for this role based in the Leicestershire area, will have the following responsibilities:

  • Create production schedule and prioritise works orders for production optimisation
  • Ensure daily production requirements are achieved to meet KPI's e.g. OTIF, stock holding and reduced WIP, accurate capacity and resource planning
  • Support the Supply Chain Manager with the system implementation (Syspro v. 7) and drive the supply chain and production teams to use the new ERP system effectively
  • Data analysis and decision making to support raw material supply and finished goods demand, ensuring that potential conflicts are highlighted to the Supply Chain Manager and Production Manager in a timely manner for discussion and resolution
  • Interact with production management on a daily basis to resolve issues regarding manufacturing efficiencies and other key stakeholders


The successful candidate for this FMCG Production Planning Manager role will have 3+ years in a Production Planning role within an FMCG manufacturing environment.

They will have a strong understanding of working with various ERP systems; exposure to Syspro would be advantageous. In addition, they will be KPI driven and have experience in mentoring or leadership (1 direct report).

My client are looking for someone with the confidence to drive change, communicate well with all areas of the business (especially Production) and ensure the plans are seen as critical to success!

Job Offer

The successful candidate will be offered c. £30,000 - £40,000, plus the opportunity to work with a friendly, dynamic and successful organisation.

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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£30000 to £40000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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