Production Planning Manager

Job Title: Production Planning Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Connaght
REF: 124256
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Production Planning Manager
Due to continued expansion our client now seeks an experienced Production Planning Manager to work in a fast paced dynamic manufacturing site on a permanent basis; who will lead production planning function and team, including developing production planning specialists.

The successful candidate will manage the materials function group, so the required candidate must have proven experience in leading & developing the production planning team. Proven ability in coaching, lead and enhance the productivity of reports within the department. This hire must champion process improvement in planning tools and systems.

This hire will be responsible for required to plan and schedule of finished products and 3rd Party Orders to meet external and internal Customer Service requirements while managing Inventory in line with goals.

The ideal candidate will be an expert in production planning, with excellent knowledge of customer/market requirements and manufacturing plant capacity; who is a strong communicator with proven ability to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities of Production Planning Manager:
Manage material supply to ensure manufacturing demands & targets are achieved.
Support the Management & Leadership team in preparing ad hoc summary analysis reports & presentations.
Lead process improvements to ensure inventory is optimized.
Project managing NPI and continuous improvement initiatives.
Negotiate & present plans with all levels of management in the plant and with external demand planning and marketing contacts.
Work with Global Supply Chain to validate the customer requirements signal.
Partner with production to develop a Production plan that meets customer service requirements while maintaining minimum inventory and optimal manufacturing cost.
Interfaces with all process owners in end to end supply chain to ensure that customer service requirements are met.
Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.
Develop a culture of compliance to GMP procedures, with strong focus on risk assessment & elimination.
Driving both the long term and short term capacity plans for manufacturing line.

Requirements of Production Planning Manager:
Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Business or similar. APICS certification desirable.
5+ year’s relevant experience in a materials planning / production planning environment.
2+ years people management experience ideally within Supply Chain function.
Proven experience of MRP systems, SAP experience is highly desired.
Proficient user in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with strong working knowledge of MS Word.
Excellent analytical, problem solving & communication skills.
Proven manufacturing experience needed to manage production planning process steps for NPI.
Understands Lean planning and execution techniques.

For further details, contact Larry on +353 1-2302400 /

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