Production Planning Manager

  • Category
    Engineering - Manufacturing
  • Location
    Bures, Suffolk
  • External Reference
  • OrganizationType

On behalf of our client we are looking for an experienced Production Planning Manager to join their organization based in Suffolk.

Ideal candidates will have gained relevant experience within Electronics or Semiconductor Industries.

You will work within our clients dynamic environment covering production and R&D, the production planning manager will facilitate timely delivery to their customers, and the further development of business systems in the context of a growing business.

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, with interfaces across the business including project and production management, this role is key to on time in full delivery to our customers.

As production planning manager you will have demonstrable experience in developing S&OP processes, including the use of MRP as well as detailed experience of MES systems, ideally in a semiconductor manufacturing environment

Main Responsibilities

Drive and coordinate S&OP with key stakeholders for both production and R&D requirements.
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.


Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
Relevant experience in production planning roles
Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organisation
Strong analytical skills and competence in MS Excel and other MS office software

Please apply online with up to date CV.

Spring Engineering Solutions (a trading name of Roevin Management Services Limited) acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Spring Engineering Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Spring Engineering Solutions. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explaining how we will use your information is available on our website.

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Lindsay Gregor