PRODUCTION PLANNING MANAGER

Production Planning Manager

We are looking for a Production Planning Manager for a leading international company.

Mission:

Lead the production team in developing and ensuring sustainable manufacturing excellence measured through  clearly defined objectives and targets in terms of HSE, quality, service, costs and asset utilization. Develop a  performance driven culture by implementing Continuous Improvement principles in manufacturing. Ensure  highest level of cross-functional efficiency with other operations departments and enablers. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Staff selection, training, development, coaching, retention and morale. Also responsible for building an effective team in terms of leadership and performance focus and ensuring succession plans in  place. 
  • Lead the team in meeting departmental KPIs and drive continuous improvement efforts.
  • Build a strong relationship with fellow operational heads to deeply understand the business requirements,  develop jointly solutions to meet those requirements and work jointly on issue resolutions. 
  • Ensure risk assessments are conducted for all routine activities and SOPs aligned with these risk assessments  are in place and refreshed at regular intervals.
  • Work with staff to continuously identify risk and improvement opportunities by conducting frequent audits  and improving SOPs. 
  • Ensure effective implementation of employee training plans and that SOPs are well understood and followed  by employees. 
  • Ensure timely and effective resolution/report closure of HSE and quality incidents/non-conformances.
  • Develop budgets (CAPEX and OPEX) and approve expenditures for supplies, materials, and human resources,  ensuring that materials, labour and equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets. 

Requirements:

  • French and English are required 
  • Master of Science in Engineering or business  
  • Manufacturing management experience of 5 years minimum 
  • Relevant experience within the food, beverage, chemical or allied industry, pharmaceutical or consumer  goods industries
  • Direct management experience of cost control responsibilities in manufacturing  
  • Experience in implementation of continuous improvement and lean methodologies 
  • Experience in establishing performance metrics, motivating and holding people accountable for results 
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and manage high performance teams 
  • Solid Change management experience which means operating as a value-added business partner across  functional lines and with other key stakeholders to drive change 
  • Experience with unions management 
  • Flexible time work to meet night shift or during week-end 
  • Participation to emergency plan