Planning Manager

West Sussex
13 Sep 2017
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

JOB TITLE: Planning Manager

LOCATION:  West Sussex

SALARY: Competitive

BENEFITS: Excellent Benefits


  • Guarantee a reliable performance of the factory scheduling, material call-off and material controlling
  • Execute the supply plan generated in the Sales and Operation process on local level in close cooperation with Manufacturing


  • Responsible for 2 direct reports
  • Managing the site’s capacity planning, including long-term capacity and planning and a detailed weekly schedule
  • Responsible for the production, planning (scheduling) and the execution of the S&OP. Supply Plan on factory level.
  • Master Data Management in SAP – PP
  • Ensure compliance of Planning within international food standards, such as BRC, IFS, and specific customer requests and participate and prepare these Audits
  • Act as SME for SAP-PP
  • Drive the S&OP process in its final phase on regional level when the pre-S&OP meeting is held and proposals for solving supply constraints need to be developed between Manufacturing, Supply & Demand Planning.


  • Previous experience working as a strong Planning Manager within food manufacturing is highly desirable
  • Experience with SAP is desirable but not essential
  • Strong management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proactivity: ability to anticipate warning situations for the business and act to prevent any issues.
  • Capable to manage and influence multiple stakeholders 
  • Experience with change management
  • Is a team player

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