Planning and Performance Manager in East Midlands

Applying for the Planning and Performance Manager role

Engineering Services Bureau Ltd is a specialist technical recruiter, based in the Midlands. Established in 1998 we recruit high quality staff into both temporary and permanent positions for a variety of clients from large blue chip companies to smaller privately owned businesses. ESB Recruitment works solely within the technical, facilities & engineering industry sectors and therefore has an excellent technical understanding of each and every discipline involved. We provide recruitment solutions for both local and national clients and pride ourselves on our ability to understand and evaluate the recruitment process from our clients perspective. We have worked hard to achieve our excellent reputation and are well respected within the industry. Our pledge is to work both ethically and with a social conscience. We are proud of our history and are confident in our ability. We understand the importance of listening to both our clients and candidates needs; working "hand in hand" to find that perfect match.
Job Title: Planning and Performance Manager
Location: United Kingdom / East Midlands
Salary: £28,000 - £40,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Engineering
Sub Sector: Other Engineering
Job Reference No: TT 1204-57

Job Description

To manage the planning and performance review cycle of all activity within the distribution centre in an effective and efficient manner, liaising with internal and external business customers and ensuring that all key performance measures, cost per single targets and objectives are achievable through a deliverable plan.

• To plan the weekly/monthly/annual activity within the distribution centre based on given volumes, historical data and KPI’s
• Ensure availability of resources
• Act as interface for operations and transport providers regarding schedules
• Act as interface between site operations and on site agency supplier.

• The job holder’s direct reports whom are Team leaders and administrators, hold responsibility for
• Operations administration rota’s and holiday plans
• Scenario modelling,
• Planning
• Performance review
• Transport interface
• Agency interface

The job holder will work with the Operations Manager and Distribution Centre General Manager providing them with plans, models and data in order for them to execute the operation in an effective and efficient manner. The job holder will be responsible for producing plans to achieve the efficiencies required in the business case for the investment in the Distribution Centre.

Other Departments
The job holder will be required to have a close relationship with operations, transport providers and agencies.

Principal Accountabilities:

• To plan the weekly/monthly activity of the Warehouse Operation based on given volumes, historical data and budgeted Key Performance Indicators.
• Present the requirement plan to the Distribution Centre General Manager and Operations Manager prior to implementation.
• Review the plan weekly based on actual performance and volumes. Adjust future plans based on this performance and report changes to Operations Manager and Distribution Centre General Manager.
• Review daily planning information produced by GM logistics to ensure that the site will be on track to hit Speed of Chain.
• Coordination of weekly staff rota’s and site planners on a 12 week rolling basis. (warehouse & agency) Ensure that Peak rota’s are completed by October each year.
• Liaison with the transport providers/partners with regard to Peak and Non-peak schedules.
• Liaise with On-site Agency Manager
• Form part of the Peak Planning Team
• Attend daily Ops Meeting
• Attend weekly Site Ops Meeting
• Oversee Operational Holiday Planner
• Ensure Working Time Directive is adhered

Technical Competence
Proven planning and operational experience working in a fast moving automated environment
Experience of fashion and hanging garments would be an advantage
Personal experience of start-up of automated distribution centres
Firsthand experience in the introduction of modelling techniques and warehouse simulation tools
Highly numerate with superior Excel and Access DB skills
Fully detailed understanding of forecast, plan, deliver, review cycle and its influencers in an automated warehouse environment

Experience and Education
• Experience – at least 3 years as a planning or modelling manager
• Education – graduate level or relevant technical/operational planning experience
• Job training – leadership, project management, presentation skills, Influence and negotiation, absolute eye for detail

If you are unable to find the job you are looking for, please try looking through our complete list of jobs in the search bar, or click through to see all Vacancies.

As well as Planning and Performance Manager jobs we also have Engineering Vacancies. Including jobs in the UK and Europe.