Location: North Shields
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 166810
Our international manufacturing client based in North Shields is looking for a Production Planning Manager to join them on a permanent basis.
Planning Manager will manage a team of production planners responsible for their own area of the factory and will work closely with the Production Manager, Department Managers and Warehouse Manager as well as being a key member of the Factory Leadership team
To manage the planning function within the factory and being the key link between customer orders, material planning, manufacturing and delivery to the warehouse / customer.
Being the single point of contact for all production planning and scheduling issues and will ensure escalations and customer updates are handled professionally and on a same day basis
Instilling a longer term strategic approach to capacity planning for the factory ensuring that future demand is planned into production as efficiently as possible
Experience in production planning and management in a production or manufacturing environment.
Understanding of team training needs analysis and subsequent employee development
Experience of looking at the business needs today and in the future in conjunction with other departments to ensure accurate strategic planning
Proven track record of people leadership and managing a small team
Have the ability to develop new ways of working and bring best practice
The ability to think on you feet, enjoy working in challenging and changing environments and have a drive for improving processes and developing people