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2022-01-15 07:35:081970-01-01 Cubiq Recruitment
Area West Sussex West Sussex England
Sector Manager
Job Ref 8789790809

Purpose of the role:

The Planning Manager is responsible for the  generating and maintaining the planning and demand function of the business. Ensuring that production works orders (PWO) are being generated using the production bill of materials supplied from manufacturing engineering, and demand is in place to allow for MRP to be utilised. 

Specific Responsibilities

Understanding the available build slots, consolidate the demand of various projects into one master production schedule (MPS)Define the tools required to allow for a smooth transition from engineering into production. Regularly review the MPS and adjust accordingly to suit current demand. Liaise with the Material Controllers to ensure inbound material matches the MPS for smooth production to manage the Production Planners, offer guidance and support as required, and define a uniformed method of working. Raise Production Works Orders (PWO) for production in house manufacturing and assembly (vehicles, seats and spares)Ensure that PWO’s are adjusted to reflect the current MPS. Ensure completed products are showing in stock to allow for customer invoicing. Manage key stake holders from multiple programs at the same time. Working with the Production Manager, ensure that adequate resource is available to support the MPS. Work with production department to set up and develop physical Routings on site that will be reflected on SAP BOMs. Ensure any change requests to BOM’s are reflected in the MPS based on material availability. Support the Material Controllers when required with expediting, or shortage identifying. Develop methods to include sale and operations forecasting as part of the MPS, utilising SAP as much as possible. As part of the Logistics team, work with the wider team to identify gaps and come up with solutions in the production planning element of the business. This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties, but it is intended to give a general indication of the range of work undertaken and will vary in detail in the light of changing demands and priorities within the Department. Any substantive changes in the range of work undertaken will be carried out in consultation with the job holder.


Operations experience in low/medium volume automotive production. Experience of supply chain and planning. Manufacturing background with qualification preferred, ideally to HNC level, or relevant experience. Experience managing relationships with a broad range of stake holders, within all levels of the business. Understanding of system integration and configuration management. Possess drive, energy and enthusiasm to delivery within tight deadlines. Extensive experience of manufacturing support tools such as SAP & MRP.  Competent in the composition of BoMs and Production Schedules. Risk and opportunity management. Current experience of manufacturing support activities.  Current experience of production support within the automotive manufacturing or parts supply industry


Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC (‘Secret’) level. Customer focussed - displays pro-active approach to meeting both internal and external customer needs. Results-focussed - strong desire to achieve results and works hard to reach goals and targets. Seeks to achieve results which enhance business success. Flexibility - displays versatility and adaptability. Identifies need for change, develops new ideas, encourages and supports innovation. Reacts positively and with enthusiasm to change and improvement. Has capability to achieve results and manage workload even at peak of pressure. Self-manages to be highly effective even at times when workload is less. Professional - takes career seriously and considers the business dimensions of decisions carefully. Intellectually and analytically rigorous; displays high competence in chosen field and is trusted by the business to “do the right thing”. Integrity and morality - acts with scrupulous honesty with customers, colleagues, and suppliers and everyone else they come into contact with in the workplace. Communication and listening - strong interpersonal skills; the appropriate use of written, oral, non-verbal and listening skills, with an ability to persuasively impart information and pick up on underlying messages. Superior planning and organisation skills. Problem solving - displays logic, creativity and pragmatism in resolving problems, requiring little supervision and using disciplined problem-solving methods. Adaptability - the ability to react to different circumstances whilst maintaining composure and focus on objectives; can be relied upon in tough situations and is able to constructively challenge the status quo to facilitate appropriate change. Teamwork - a strong team player with the ability to recognise and manage the team dynamic; demonstrates the ability to understand others motivations and actively assess their strengths and weaknesses, is aware of others workloads and responds accordingly. Leadership - strong leadership skills, conveying confidence, presence and a professional image at all levels within an organisation. Willing to travel in UK as required.
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