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.
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.
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.
Situated in the region of England known as Yorkshire and the Humber, South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county that was established in 1974. It shares borders with Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, as well as West and North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Those seeking Production Planning Manager positions in the region will have various options to consider, as it is home to a number of large settlements, including Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.
For much of the region's modern history, South Yorkshire has been known for its mining industry - particularly coal - and steel production. Innovations in the 17th and 18th centuries included crucible steel and stainless steel and during the Industrial Revolution, the region was extremely prosperous.
The local economy went into steep decline during the latter half of the 20th century, but over the last two decades it has seen a significant amount of redevelopment.
Today, South Yorkshire has a thriving retail and service sector, while a number of business parks, manufacturing facilities and innovation centres have also sprung up in recent years. Just some of the companies that can be found in the area include Ronseal, confectioners A.L Simpkin & Co, Plusnet and the Ardagh Glass Group.
What's more, a number of warehousing and distribution centres are located in the region - these are operated by firms like Next, IKEA, Tesco and Amazon.com.
If you're looking for Production Planning Manager opportunities in South Yorkshire, contact Cast UK today.
Our team of recruitment consultants specialise in the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors and we can help you find the right job for your requirements. What's more, our regional experts are on hand to provide advice on the job market in the area of your choice.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within South Yorkshire or source a new job in South Yorkshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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