Senior Planning Manager Automotive

09 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Planning Manager (Automotive)
Ref: req45559

Position: Senior Planning Manager (Automotive)
Location: Wellesbourne / Gaydon
Customer: Aston Martin Lagonda
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing Date for Applications: 22nd September 2017

For the role of Senior Planning Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that you achieve and sustain "best in class" planning performance and outcomes within budget whilst delivering continuous improvement initiatives within agreed objectives.

Key Responsibilities in this role will include;

Ensure daily/weekly workload planning and volume forecasting routines are accomplished (i.e. staffing, equipment, space), using and challenging customer provided PFEP data.
Support parts and materials delivery on time according to sequence/cycle requirements, by supporting First Line Managers/Shift Managers and team members.
Demonstrate support for tracking and managing of inventory integrity; supporting the aim for avoiding parts loss, over stocking at PoF and parts damage is essential.
Lead effective recruitment, selection and staff on boarding activity.
Lead team training initiatives by maintaining skills matrices and develop/support team members to promote succession planning.
Develop and manage launch budgets for operational pre-build activities.
Build the team and encourage excellent morale through ensuring interdependencies are strong, relevant and vital.
Manage and build-in demand variances being the planning subject matter expert for DHL and in the eyes of customer. Planning excellence supports operational performance against customer/DHL agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Parts loss, miss handling and damage are all KPI criteria.
Manage absence from both a duty of care and a customer service and cost impact.
Identify and drive operational and functional process improvements
Ensure compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
Ensure compliance with safety policies and employee representation on committees.
Operate within the customers quality system/targets (Policy Deployment)
Manage and maintain relationships with trade union (if applicable) and support the GM in introducing employee forums within the spirit of EOS.
Ensure effective working relationship/collaboration with the customer and respond to customer cost/supply chain challenges.
Ensure compliance to customer audit standards for notice boards, safety and 5S disciplines.

Key skills and experience in this role will include:

Supply chain operations, warehouse PFEP analysis and planning experience essential.
Divisional automotive experience desirable (associated with in-plant logistics on customer premises and/or remote sequencing/kitting supply warehousing).
Inbound to manufacturing business unit experience desirable but not essential.
Experience of inventory planning with the tools, processes and levers to produce strategic plans essential.
Competence of working with cost and price driving models is essential.
Effective team leadership and culture enhancement skills essential.
Some solution design experience ensuring that all functions are considered and presented in the plans is essential
Not relevant
Educated to graduate level desirable but not essential.
Minimum of A' level standard of education, specifically in English and Maths essential.
Project management skills/qualifications highly desirable.
Advanced levels of MS Office competence are essential.
CIPS qualifications desirable but not essential

What will you get in return?

As a part of a growing DHL population you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which could include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities and MANY MORE.

What you'll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application.

We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.

The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.