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Production Planning Manager

Location: North Shields

Salary: Competitive

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.

Job Role

  • 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