Head of Planning

Pod Talent
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Planning

I am currently supporting one of the countries fastest growing food manufacturing companies who are looking for a Head of Planning to join and develop their new team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing planning of repacking of bulk products.
  • Manage short and medium term forecasts.
  • Production planning and scheduling.
  • Implement process improvement into the Supply Chain in order to hold stock at optimum levels, increase profitability and improve delivery to the customer.
  • Leading a small team of Supply Chain Planning professionals.
  • Introduce processes / strategies to improve forecasting accuracy.
  • Manage and contribute to S&OP process, and demand management strategies.
  • Contribute to the implementation of new forecasting, demand planning ERP and MRP tools.
  • Ensures that a safe working environment exists for all employees within their team, applying the standards set out in the H&S policy.
  • Responsible for generating models based on forecast information, daily / weekly production plans that optimise efficiency, minimise cost and satisfy customer demand.
  • Lead improvements to all supply chain processes to optimise flow.

Required Skills:

  • Supply Chain Management within a FMCG or manufacturing business.
  • Strategic supply chain planning expertise around - forecasting, S&OP and MRP within a manufacturing or FMCG business.
  • Leadership experience with a proven track record of managing teams.
  • The ability to support a business and department undergoing change and transformation.
  • Strong level of IT literacy and /or familiarity with MRP, ERP, demand planning and forecasting tools.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and stakeholder engagement ability
  • Good accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

If you feel you have what it takes please contact .

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