Role Type: Permanent

Location: Cornwall,

Salary From: £50000

Salary To: £60000

Contact Name: Georgi Vasilev

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Planning Manager

We are looking for an experienced Planning Manager to lead a team that creates optimised planning/scheduling of process materials, and organise production requirements efficiently in line with our customers needs.

People (Build Our Talent)

  • Encourages the contribution of others and takes their views into account
  • Builds and maintains good relationships with suppliers, customers and colleagues by adopting the most appropriate approach to deal with people and situations.
  • Persuades, convinces and influences others. Identifies the best tactics to suit specific situations in order to win support, gain co-operation or overcome and modify barriers


  • To provide interface between Operations and Commercial teams
  • To maintain accurate Promotion Calendars and forecasts
  • To provide forecast interpretation: production schedules, factory loading, MRP, inventory projections
  • To balance factory capacity and demand
  • To manage material ordering schedules and inventory control
  • To support and deliver New Product Development projects
  • To challenge operational performance
  • To facilitate delivery of Projects and Engineering shutdowns
  • To manage and develop teams through PDMs and coaching
  • To optimise production planning and scheduling
  • To establish a lean and agile Supply Chain through CI projects
  • To promote development of systems through use of SAP and Arolink
  • To promote collaborative planning with suppliers
  • To satisfy abnormal demand / supply associated with Bank Holidays and planned shutdowns at site and at suppliers

Skills & Knowledge

  • Experienced user of SAP & Arolink
  • Attendance and completion of Building Winning Teams programmes as required
  • Previous Planning & Scheduling experience (Essential)
  • Previous Capacity Planning experience (Essential)
  • Previous MRP, Purchasing or Stock Control experience (Desirable)
  • Project Management experience
  • Organisational ability
  • Supplier- and customer-facing experience
  • Strong influence and communication skills


  • Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  • Company pension
  • x4 life assurance policy after probation and single person medical cover
  • Career progression and opportunities

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