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Ref. Number: 7250/DF
Location: Airways, Dublin 17
Type: Permanent
Salary: DOE

Job Description

Production Planning Manager

The Company:
MM Packaging are secondary packaging manufacturers, specialising in the Pharmaceutical and Beauty industry. MM is a leading producer of carton board and folding cartons with an attractive offer in kraft papers and uncoated fine papers. We promote sustainable development through innovative, recyclable packaging and paper products made from renewable, fiber-based raw materials. Therefore, all activities related to sustainability, environment and safety have special priority. MM generates sales of approximately EUR 4 billion and employs around 16,500 people.
Job Description
The Planning Manager will be responsible for managing plan and schedule work and resources across the factory with specialisation on outsourced services. Working and developing within the Planning/Purchasing team and supporting and contributing to the existing and changes process. The role will be able to communicate, influence and persuade at all levels. Display a positive attitude to learning Technical Aspects of Carton manufacturing planning Awareness. This is an office-based position which could potentially include occasional visits to outwork supplier sites.
Typical Accountabilities
Identify business requirements for goods, materials, and services Meet Material requirements Liaise with suppliers Set up the order quantities and making requests on supply contracts Coordinate delivery and storage operations the business priorities set by the manager scheduling the usage of production materials to ensure optimal levels. must evaluate deliveries timeliness and match according to goals production efficiency & meeting CS call off dates monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage that may arise. Identify and resolve problems relating to inventory Address issues regarding quality and production Produce reports based on findings and performance of production Manage deadlines based on CS & NPI expectations Working knowledge of planning role Confidence in reporting on OTIF, Lead time, KPI reporting etc. Education, Qualification and Experience required Degree in business, finance, marketing or related field Minimum 3 years’ experience strategic / production planning Experience in managing/leading a team an advantage Strong analytic and problem-solving skills People and project management experience, with the ability to lead a team Proficient in Microsoft Office applications Sound knowledge of material requirements planning systems and related software Key Behaviours/Competencies Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in everyday situations. Expresses themselves with confidence, both orally and in writing Experience in working with and influencing key stakeholders Attention to detail Communication/interpersonal skills. Systems knowledge Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team. Results and quality focused. Enthusiastic “can do” attitude. Problem solving skills. Self-starter who can use own initiative and will endeavour to find improvements. Flexible to the needs of the business.
Competencies Required
Think – L4 – Thinks and analyses at an operational level; makes logical and rational decisionsDeliver – L4 – Delivers operational plans to agreed standards and expectationsChange – L4 – embraces and is receptive to change; open to ideas; makes improvementsInspire – L4 – motivates and leads by example; coaches and supports othersEngage – L4 – Consults and collaborates; influences and builds effective relationships
Key Relationships to reach solutions
Internal (to MM or team)External (to MM)
Production ManagersFinanceSite DirectorFinanceCustomer ServiceHRQualityHSESupply ChainGroup Technical experts Supplier for materialsSuppliers for outwork supportCustomer Supply Chain Customer Procurement Industry experts and professional bodiesMM Suppliers  
Skills and Experience
Proven expertise in leading a team In-depth knowledge of carton manufacturing, Planning process and product developmentTrack record in ability to influence, mentor and work through collaborative networks both internally and externallyPassion for providing excellent OTIFAbility to work under pressure and meet deadlinesWillingness to develop technical and commercial skill set    Building a network of experts and knowledge sharing to support the site Formal innovation processes Knowledge of operational excellence tools such as 5S, Kaizen, etc Quality compliance standards and procedures  

Apply with CV (MS Word format) to:

David Fitzsimons

APB Print Recruitment

Email: [email protected]

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