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Planning Manager: Production, Materials and Co-packing

Job Name

Planning Manager (Glasgow)


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Hayley Snowball

About the role

You will lead the Production Planning and Supply’s team to provide an effective production planning and supplies for the facilities, ensuring the availabilities of the components, taking into account manufacturing constraints and answering to our customers’ needs. 

To do that, you will:
  • Drive planning and supply performance through initiatives such as demand replenishment, supplier execution and SAP optimization, including planning and managing co-packer performance. 
  • Lead the planning and materials team on a daily basis delivering continuous improvements across customer and operational metrics. 
  • Build effective cross functional team working, collaborating across planning and other areas of the organization, namely production, quality, procurement, new product development. 

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Ensure end to end processes are aligned to deliver optimal production and material plan.
  • Manage the S&OP process for both material and production capacity planning, analyzing the supply plan to identify changes that will impact the operations
  • Leading cross functional production planning meetings 
  • Coordinate the planning of production capacity and enforce the right communication flows between Global Supply Chain, supplier base and plant.
  • Develop plant to plant way of working with key suppliers.
  • Drive the supply chain elements of the supplier integration programme 
  • Communicate material requirements and forecasts to Supply Base, including external manufacturing 
  • Manage packaging material inventories in order to minimize purchase and holding costs.
  • Lead the development of a strategy to place the right safety coverage in the right place and at the right stage of the supply chain
  • Support the S&OP process from a Plant Planning and Materials perspective.
  • Analyse and report materials excess and obsolescence taking corrective / preventative actions that will minimize financial risk.
  • Lifecycle management. To include comprehensive phase out and phase out and phase in plans covering all levels of bills of materials 
  • Support Senior Supply Chain Manager through the provision of accurate and timely information to enable effective decision making. 
  • Ensure communication and follow up of KPIs with team and monitor and push achievements.
  • Regularly report on process performance measures and continuously seek to identify improvement opportunities through the process
  • Lead participant from supply chain in supplier QBR reviews 
  • Coach and mentor direct reports, providing developmental support to grow the performance and potential of the individual.
  • Develop talent pipe line aligned to our business requirements and Talent Scorecard
  • Foster a team environment where high performance is driven by our values 
  • Develop reporting systems and processes, utilizing new technology and SAP functionality as it becomes available  

Measures of success

Deliver Order Fulfilment Rate (OFR), Total Items Production Planned (TIPP), Inventory Goals, Plan Accuracy, Material Costs, Material supply issues, Supplier integration milestones
Employee Engagement – Drive sustained improvement in engagement and enablement, as measured through the Employee Engagement Survey (EES). Ensure Performance and Development plans and assessments are in place to support business needs
Talents: Develop capabilities of the team and deliver against competence and talent management activities.

Critical experiences for success

  • In depth knowledge of end to end Supply Chain Processes including materials planning
  • Technically astute in relation to obtaining and analyzing data within SAP environment 
  • Expert level utilising planning tools and techniques 
  • Capability to overview, manage and co-ordinate multiple projects and interests
  • Project Management knowledge 
  • Leadership competencies and excellent communication skills 
  • Skilled knowledge of SAP, and SCM 
  • Highly competent in MS Office
  • Management experience in supply chain function, ideally in multinational FMCG 

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.