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Planning Manager - Warehouse

Job Function:
Supply Chain
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Role Description

As a Planning Manager for our new Distribution Centre in Daventry you will be responsible for planning volume and resource on site to ensure we have the right people in the right place at the right time. You will manage the planning team and work closely with the operations team to ensure service delivery whilst balancing cost.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the site leadership team with peak planning and delivery of the peak plan
  • Reviewing the WSSI plans for the brand teams and allocate resource sufficiently
  • Managing the site resource plan and communicating with the operations team
  • Working closely with external stakeholders e.g. Buying & Merchandising, Finance
  • Supporting with the implementation of agreed cost saving initiatives
  • Drive operational excellence, efficiency improvements through effective resource planning and roster management.
  • Monitoring operational KPI’s and delivering reports detailing KPI’s and commentary relating to workforce and shift performance
  • Working closely with the on-site finance team on commercial performance to budget
  • Subject matter expert for T&A system/ workforce management
  • Supporting teams with annual leave allocation

Skills Required

  • Experience in a similar role, ideally in a fast paced distribution centre/logistics/manufacturing environment
  • Good analytical skills with experience working with excel
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Good knowledge of Workforce Management tools
  • An in-depth understanding of forecasting methods and formulas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills