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Assistant Production Planning Manager
England, Warwickshire, Rugby - £25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Posted: 29/11/21

thefutureworks are working with a prestigious client who is looking for an Assistant Production Planning Manager on a 12 Month Fixed Term contract.

The candidate will ensure that strategic and operational plans are achieved and will also assist the Planning Manager in managing and developing the customer and internal communications to ensure that the Company's targets are met, to meet customer requirements.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Assist and support the Planning Manager with communications to the wider organisation and customers
Organisation and prioritization of incoming email / calls
Filter all calls and mails for actioning based on priority and distribute accordingly
Aid the Planning Manager and planning team to improve overall operational performance & customer satisfaction.
Utilise all forms of communication platforms when communicating
Support and promote business improvements and drive efficiency with LEAN techniques
Assist the Planning Manager in assessing, updating and maintaining standard operating procedures and ensure adherence to them
Support the Planning Manager in designing and developing key KPIs for each area of responsibility
Prepare and develop management information regarding all activities within the Planning department as required
Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
Liaise and communicate with other departments, customers, suppliers and other service providers
Support Planning Manager with annual stock take
Provide information to the Sales team and Customer Services regarding stock availability.
Expedite deliveries from 3rd party suppliers and intercompany orders
Participate in reviews of inventory holding and make recommendations for adjustments to safety stock levels.
Develop the SAP system to achieve the best results in terms of delivery performance to the customer and help to spread best practice to all team members.
Assist with prioritising and expediting warehouse/distribution of orders
Assist in the capacity and analysis of sales order releases. Produce daily report to customer services/sales personnel
Proactively monitor every 2-4 hours the critical inventory report and communicate findings to relevant personnel
Immediately advise relevant personnel including sales team of any unexpected delays to supply to customers their products
In the absence of the planning manager, attend weekly operations meetings
Engage weekly with our HQ to build relationships, collaborate on best practice planning methodologies and processes - document discussions
Evaluate third party supplier performance (including transportation and late delivery costs)
Construct a visual 'how to - step by step' learners workbook to ensure processes and procedures are documented and knowledge can be transferred at the end of the project
Undertake any other reasonable task as requested

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