Planning Manager

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Planning Manager


Permanent/Full Time

Competitive Salary

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a reputable client of ours for the role of Planning Manager. You will be responsible for planning all resources and ascertain priorities, including labour requirement, asset allocation, logistics and internal/external customer requirements. Accountable for achieving optimum performance within scheduling of assets and labour in line with SLA’s and KPIs. Allocate and accurately record all operational shifts ensuring that staff are aware of when they are working and required assets are available for operational need. Each month provide accurate hours worked for payroll along with annual leave, sickness and other allowances. Liaise with key areas of the business to ensure that the right level of staffing and asset are planned whilst ensuring that hours are in line with budget and overtime is kept to a minimum.

An excellent planner is well-versed in operational procedures and ways to optimise them. They are organised and results driven with great problem-solving skills. Advanced communication and computer skills are a necessity for the role.

The goal is to ensure the smooth and cost-efficient flow of our operations through labour and asset planning.

Duties of the Post Holder

  • Reporting to the GM working alongside the operational teams achieving the highest levels of customer service and also ensures optimum use of our assets and resources.

  • Forward planning and reactive problem resolution are essential, alongside building good relationships.

  • Coordinate operational workflow based on forecasted volumes.

  • Plan and prioritise operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay.

  • Determine manpower, assets, equipment etc needed.

  • Monitor the allocation of annual leave and training so they are effectively balanced when volumes are high/low to avoid the under/oversupply of operational staff hours.

  • Assign staff to particular operational tasks and schedule shifts according to operational needs.

  • Maintain a staff skills matrix so that the balance of skills match the allocation to shifts required.

  • Identify training needs if there are skill shortages.

  • Monitor daily operations to ensure they finish on time and within budget.

  • Accurately record actual hours worked, annual leave, sickness etc for each member of staff which will be used for their monthly pay.

  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption.

  • Obtain output information (labour used, overtime, asset issues etc) to prepare and submit status and performance reports.

  • Keep paperwork organised. Work with HR to ensure all staff terms and conditions are up to date and being adhered to with regards to working hours, annual leave, sickness and allowances.

  • Collaborate with Controllers, Operatives, HR and other staff to effectively deliver operation together.

  • To comply with environmental instructions and to identify potential risks to the environment, or areas where environmental impact can be reduced.

  • To comply with all safety instructions and to accept responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others who may be affected by what you do. To identify potential risks in the work area, and to report such risks promptly to management.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties as assigned by the management from time to time. Such duties will be reasonable in relation to the jobholders skills, abilities and status.

The Ideal Fit:

  • Must have minimum 3 years recent experience within a resource Planning/Capacity planning management role

  • Excellent knowledge of operational planning

  • Experience with planning/scheduling systems eg IFS

  • Advanced level of knowledge of Microsoft office packages

  • Previous planning and scheduling experience preferred

  • Experience of forward planning and reactive planning/scheduling

  • High attention to detail and standards of accuracy to effectively produce shift and asset planner.

  • Ability to plan, prioritise, organise own workload, managing own time and working to deadlines.

  • Experience producing and providing status reports both written or verbally

  • Experience working and delivering to a manpower budget

  • Strong organisational, planning and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent analytical and communication abilities

  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with peers, managers and other employees at all levels

  • Role model in creating a culture of integrity and respect, creating a great place to work

If you feel that you meet the above criteria and are looking for a new career challenge, then please apply today!

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We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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