Production Planning Manager jobs
The role of a production planning manager is to prepare strategies to ensure an organisation meets its business objectives and that customer satisfaction remains high.
Although the role may vary from company to company, a person in this position will generally work with heads of different departments - such as materials planning, factory scheduling, account management, procurement, logistics, sales and marketing.
With their input, production plans will be created and steps taken to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget and to the required quality standards.
As a team leader, a production planning manager will also be tasked with the effective management of staff, ensuring each person is properly trained and motivated. Scheduling shifts, carrying out performance reviews and taking part in the hiring process may also be part of the job description.
The skills required
Anyone seeking a new role as a production planning manager should be familiar with planning techniques and methodologies.
You will need a good understanding of operational systems and procedures, as well as forecasting, materials resource planning and bills of materials. In addition, knowledge of customer services, production scheduling, materials planning and other related functions can be of benefit.
Organisation and communication skills are essential, as you will need to deliver regular reports on all areas of the supply chain. In addition, you should be a self-motivated individual with the ability to thrive in busy work environments.
Production Planning Manager Jobs in the North West
With cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster, the North West of England has played a pivotal role in Britain's economic success for hundreds of years.
From shipping and manufacturing, through to mining and engineering, this region has historic significance for the country, and is still thriving today - good news for anyone seeking Production Planning Manager jobs in the North West.
The area has seen its fair share of industrial and scientific innovation and during the Industrial Revolution, the steel, coal and textile industries were all big business, as well as shipping and ship building.
In 1830, the first inter-city passenger railway was established, carrying people, goods and raw materials between Liverpool and Manchester. In addition, the Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, providing another connection between the Mersey Estuary and Manchester, through Cheshire and Lancashire.
Fast forward to today and the region has changed significantly. While transport is still an important part of the North West's economy, many other industries have also taken hold.
Indeed, just some of the big names you'll find based in the North West include PG Tips, Warburtons, Kelloggs, McVitie's, Russell Hobbs, Silentnight, Dulux, Lakeland and Persil.
The region is also home to a number of car manufacturers, pharmaceuticals companies, news organisations and financial institutions.
What's more, submarines and military aircraft are built in the area, Cheshire is known for its salt mines and Manchester is the new home of the BBC - as well as a number of other entertainment companies.
Discover Production Planning Manager roles with Cast UK
Based in Manchester, Cast UK's team of recruitment consultants can help you find production planning manager jobs in locations throughout the country.
We work closely with our clients and candidates in order to make the best match for every vacancy. What's more, every member of our team has worked in the fields of supply chain management, logistics and procurement themselves, so they have a personal and unique understanding of the sectors.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Production Planning Manager for your business or find you a job as a Production Planning Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.Contact us