Planning Manager

Posted 10 May 2024
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & perks
Job type Permanent
Discipline Food Manufacturing / FMCG
Contact NameChris Quinn

Job description

Vickerstock are working in partnership with an FMCG manufacturing firm based in Belfast on the appointment of a Planning Manager.

You will be managing and leading a team made up of 2 Production Planners, 1 Material Planner & 1 Logistics Team Lead driving continuous improvement initiatives and collaborating with internal stakeholders to implement best practices.

What's in it for you:

  • Starting salary up to £60,000 (depending on experience)

  • Annual bonus

  • Many other additional company perks

In your new role:

  • Report directly to the Regional Supply Chain Manager

  • Responsible for all planning activities including material planning, production planning, scheduling, warehousing and logistics, and distribution planning

  • Balance demand and supply in the most optimal way in terms of volume, revenues, costs and margin and develop scenarios for decision making

  • Responsible for ensuring inventory levels are optimised considering the balance of customer service expectation and cost

  • Implement inventory and replenishment targets

  • Identify and execute, with support from relevant functions, improvements to the systems in order to improve the efficiency of the team

  • Work towards KPI targets: Customer On Time In Full (OTIF), Inventory Budget / Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), Days of Coverage (DOC), Conformance to Plan (CTP), Logistics Optimisation, Slow Moving and Obsolete Stock inc. Write-Off, Supplier Performance & Raw Material stock-outs

  • Work on continuous improvement projects identifying, bench-marking and implementing Supply Chain best practices

What you will need to succeed:

  • A minimum of 5 years experienced working within a planning department in a fast paced, manufacturing environment

  • A minimum of 2 years management experience within a planning and/or purchasing department

  • A proven record of success in carrying out continuous improvement projects within a fast paced, manufacturing environment

For a confidential conversation on how Vickerstock can support you with your next move, get in touch with Chris our Supply Chain specialist today.