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Production Planning Manager

Sectors: Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering  
Role: Production Planning Manager
Salary: £35000 - £40000 
Location: Merseyside

Excellent Benefits 

A fantast Global Technology Specialist company based in Merseyside who are experiencing an excellent upturn and exciting period of growth within their dynamic Engineering team are now seeking a Production Planning Manager to join the established business on a permanent basis.

The salary on offer is £35,000 - £40,000 per annum, depending on experience. Interviews are taking place remotely. 

Role: The successful Production Planning Manager will be overlooking and leading a team of 4 Production Planners, while reporting into the Head of Operation 


Main Responsibilities: 

  • Responsibility for leading and managing a team of 4 Production Planners
  • Conversion of Customer Orders into a Production schedule, which is used by the various cells at the Southport site.
  • Oversee the creation of Production plans for Southport site ensuring customer requirements are clearly defined and understood
  • Conduct Material and Resource availability checks and resolve issues with support from Procurement teams and Production Team Leaders.
  • Escalation of Material shortfalls to the Procurement Team
  • Maintain data within SAP to ensure accuracy of Production schedules
  • Daily Customer Order conversion and Production Order scheduling
  • Maintain SAP Work Centres and Cat Number Master Data to ensure effective and efficient Production Schedules are created
  • Ensure the timely communication of Production schedules and Production schedule changes to the Production Management Team. 

Essential criteria:

  • Proficient in SAP 
  • Proven ability to plan and deliver customer requirements within a time bound environment
  • Proven ability to operate cross functionally and balance needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Proven experience of solving problems 
  • Possess knowledge of Manufacturing processes - electrical, hydraulic, mechanical
  • Proven experience of effectively managing teams to deliver stretch targets
  • Project Management experience and / or Lean Management experience would be highly beneficial
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