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 South West
A region that encompasses Bristol, Gloucester, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, as well as the Isles of Scilly, the South West is a diverse area that offers a broad range of opportunities for those seeking Production Planning Manager positions.
As demonstrated by the ancient monuments like Stonehenge and the Roman ruins in Bath, the South West has been settled for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest complete human skeleton ever found in the UK was discovered in Cheddar Gorge and dates back to around 7150 BC.
Prior to the Industrial Revolution, much of the South West relied on fishing and shipping, particularly in Bristol, a city which harboured vessels that traded with Ireland, Iceland and the Americas. Later, it became known for coal mining, as well as heavy industry.
Today, aeronautics is an important part of the South West economy, and a number of companies have facilities in the region - such as Airbus UK, BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce. There's also Defence Equipment and Support - the MoD's procurement and logistics agency.
Cheese, clotted cream and other dairy products are made in the region, with companies including Dairy Crest, which makes Cathedral City and Davidstow. Other food and beverage manufacturers include Ginsters, Ryvita, Kraft Foods UK and Beverage Brands, makers of WKD vodka. Meanwhile GSK manufactures Lucozade and Ribena in Coleford.
In addition, Princess Yachts, Siemens Traffic Controls, Merlin Entertainments, Endsleigh Insurance, Westland Helicopters and Wincanton plc are all based in the region.
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