An opportunity has arisen at our Cardiff site for a Planning Manager to join our team on a 12 month contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for the short, mid and long range planning process at the Cardiff site.
Manage delist process of products to ensure minimum stock write-offs
Provide advance production plan for new product launches
Assist in creating and driving a Master Production Schedule to ensure accurate MRP data for M3
Ensure that capacity planning for short, medium and long-term is fully integrated with M3
Accountable for forecast, execution, and regular reporting to the following metrics : Daily production schedules whilst considering current stock shelf lifeDaily throughput targets reported as Conformance and Adherence to PlanDaily, weekly and YTD service levelFinished product inventory levels
Build a strong relationship with demand planning teams
Provide Ops Planning Manager with relevant reports to drive site S&OP (Cake Mix)
Refine systems and methods to continually improve planning so that the most efficient plans are issued to the factory
Management of off-site finished product
Responsible for all personnel aspects including succession planning, discipline issues, and regular reviews
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
In depth knowledge of a supply chain environment
Experience of capacity and demand planning
Key User in M3
Advanced IT skills e.g. Excel, MRP systems
Attention to detail, commitment to high standards.
Be self-motivated with the ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-moving environment, and deliver projects within appropriate timescales.
Planning and organising able to forward plan.
Adapting and responding to change able to successfully drive through and deliver change
Be an effective communicator.
Strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills