Demand & Planning Manager

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for a Demand & Planning Manager to work within our Product Services division.

This is a new role which will become pivotal to the continuing success of the business unit providing the link between the customer demands and the internal departmental planning to ensure the customer’s needs are met. 

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the demand and information flow for WPS
  • Implement a scheduling system.  Introduce new methods of working within an ERP/MRP system to maintain cleanliness and robustness
  • Lead WPS tactical Make v Buy decision process to ensure departmental KPI’s are achieved (OTIF, GMs)
  • Fully responsible for the WPS Stores function.  Implement improved practises for materials handling (initial focus on kitting, storage, shipping, min/max levels and security)
  • Manage the Customer experience by ensuring demand signals are correct and the interactions with our Customers are effective (Year on Year Increasing the Customer Satisfaction KPI score)
  • Support the Purchasing function to systemise the existing processes to deliver improved material availability

Experience / Knowledge Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
  • Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Good at maths and statistics
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Further education or certification is preferred

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