Planning Manager

Polytec Personnel Ltd
£40000 - £50000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Planning Manager to join the rapidly growing team of a Cambridge based company to help drive forward use of the MRP system within manufacturing. With past experience of production and materials and strong knowledge of MRP / ERP systems you will become the focal point of the team contributing to the successful growth of the business.


* Creation and ownership of the master production schedule (MPS) based on inputs of the production, sales and materials teams
* Provide the MPS to the production teams and monitor performance.
* Update MPS weekly to meet previous week output and business requirements
* Ensure MRP purchase requests and works order recommendations are correct to MPS
* Working with the production teams, monitor and maintain production WOs in MRP system, ensure data accuracy and carry out bookings
* Advise the business of falling behind plan and risks to customer deliverables
* Monitor and analyse works orders cost variances to standard cost
* Improve processes and train users within production teams to take on day to day responsibility for bookings as system matures
* Work with sites to ensure processes there are followed correctly
* Understand product multi-level BOMs and ensure correct BOMs are used within MRP works orders
* Day to day operation of MRP system within multiple site production areas
* Ensure correct production build times and loaded into MRP
* Key figure in the roll out and further development of current MRP system, 123 Insight, and the future transfer to corporate SAP ERP system
* Work within the operations team on continuous improvement programs


* Production planning and materials control within an electronic or mechanical assembly manufacturing environment
* Numerate and accurate with good attention to detail
* Above average use of Excel and strong analytical skills
* Flexible, adaptable and able to multi-task
* Resourceful with good negotiation and communication skills
* Ability to communicate with all levels of business
* Knowledge of SAP and or 123 Insight