Planning Manager

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Planning Manager (Supply Chain)

Permanent position, competitive salary, Northwich, Cheshire

It's a great time to join us here at Tata Chemicals Europe…….
Who are we?

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) is the UK's sole producer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, as well as the market leading producer of salt. We are also one of Europe's leading producers of these and other related products.

With major investment across all our manufacturing sites in Cheshire we aim to grow the business and continue to deliver reliable high quality products into existing and increasingly diverse markets.

Our people have always been and continue to be at the heart of our company's success.

Here's what you will be doing:
Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain, this is an exciting new opportunity, ideally suited to an experienced Planning professional with a background in manufacturing. You will manage the planning processes for all Tata Chemicals Europe's finished products, ensuring process efficiency and productivity.

You will:

Develop and manage a consistent approach across all products for the finished product Production Planning process.

Partner with Operations and Sales to ensure plans align to commercial budget, forecast and scheduled demand/order profile.

Determine key KPIs, and use these to drive improvements.

Be responsible for monthly and ad hoc reporting requirements.

Work with Sales and Operations to recommend and maintain optimal stock levels in order to achieve customer satisfaction and mitigate exposure.

Promote and develop tight integration between planning and other operational areas to optimise performance in schedule attainment, adherence and on time delivery.

Support initiatives aimed at improving current business processes and systems.

Analyse supply and demand issues and facilitate resolution throughout the supply chain.

Work closely with customer service and sales to ensure that customers are notified of delays or outages ensuring minimal impact on customer satisfaction.

What kind of person are we looking for?

Someone with a passion for manufacturing and process, with the following experience:

Detailed knowledge of SAP planning module.
Experience of working within a manufacturing business.
Experience of working with planning allocation.
Experience of previous planning roles and a thorough understanding of the supply chain and manufacturing process.
Team player with excellent communication & presentation skills.
General awareness of business processes and interactions across Procurement, Production, Finance and Sales.
Process orientated and IT/system savvy.

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

What can you expect in return for your hard work and commitment?

Our employees enjoy a generous benefits package which includes: 37 days holidays per year, inclusive of Bank Holidays, an additional paid day off each year to volunteer for a good cause in the local community, an excellent contributory Pension scheme, Life insurance, Healthcare and a range of other optional benefit schemes all within a flexible work environment.

Find out what it's like to work for us by visiting our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3793897/ and our website: www.tatachemicalseurope.com

Or for an informal discussion, please call Ian Hull our recruitment partner at Morson on 0161 7071516.