Production Planning Manager

  • Location
    Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Salary
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Production Management
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
  • External Reference

Production Planning Manager

We are excited to be representing our leading global technologies client based near Ipswich, in the recruitment of a new Production Planning Manager to join their team. This is an exciting role for an experienced and energetic production planning manager to lead the team and drive improvements in the S&OP processes, this would cover both the production and research & development parts of the business ensuring that the site provide timely delivery to customers and further development of the businesses systems.

We are looking for someone with an established background and experience in developing S&OP processes, including the use of MRP and MES systems; ideally with experience in a semiconductor manufacturing environment.


  • Drive and coordinate S&OP with key stakeholders for both production and research and development

  • Lead the planning team to ensure appropriate skills development and focus on continuous improvement

  • Further develop capacity models for the end to end manufacturing process, identifying variances and supporting action plans

  • Define rules for WIP and inventory management to ensure the wafer fabrication and test areas run efficiently, with timely action plans for any exceptions.

  • Develop the planning process and systems to provide a scalable solution for a growing business

  • Support the NPI process to ensure smooth transition from R&D to production

  • Support continuous improvement activities to drive production throughput and efficiency

Skills required

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline

  • Relevant experience in a production planning role

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and experienced in MS Office systems

  • Proven experience of implementing and developing MRP and MES processes and systems

  • Ability to prioritise in a fast paced environment

  • Working in a diverse and multi-cultural team would be preferable

  • Background in a semiconductor fabrication environment would be preferred

The offer

  • Salary of £55,000 per annum

  • Working hours of Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life Assurance

  • Healthcare Cash Plan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Competitive annual bonus scheme based on company and individual performance (OTE of around 2 months' pay)

  • After a years' service, there is the potential to be assigned Internal Shares in the company

  • Pension scheme

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Shared facilities on business park

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