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Production Planning Manager

Role: Production Planning Manager
Purpose of role: The role involves the management and delivery of the Primark Materials Sustainability Strategy
Reports to: Director of Sourcing
Role Requirements:
  • You will be responsible for the strategic planning of our production capacity, ensuring the orders are placed according to the supplier’s capacity & in line with our code of conduct and required handover dates.
  • You will identify supplier’s capacity to limit interruptions to the flow of product and according to the sales behaviour.
  • By working closely with supplier’s, you will ensure we secure the required capacity ahead of the competition to facilitate our growth and sales opportunities.
  • You will provide greater visibility of business forecasts to suppliers to ensure they can plan their production appropriately and improve compliance, cost, quality and lead-times
  • You will insure our suppliers have the facility to be flexible in production to facilitate Primark’s fast paced changeable trading patterns
  • You will build supplier management systems/tools that support a stronger more resilient supplier base and gives us appropriate visibility of the right allocation of the workload to make effective business decisions.
  • You will collaborate closely with our trading teams in-season to ensure the capacity within our supplier base keeps up to speed with the trading pattern and supports sales opportunities
  • By monitoring utilisation of available capacity across the business, you will give visibility to all trading teams to make appropriate decisions in support of company performance

Role Requirements:
  • Candidates should have exceptionally strong analytical & numerical skills.
  • Experienced in the role of Merchandising, competent with planning and forecasting and would benefit from an understanding of how the suppliers operate their factories.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills to work across the business and with suppliers and able to take ownership and drive the success of the project.
  • Successful candidate needs to be self-motivated with strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Successful candidate will have strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Candidates should have exceptionally competent Excel skills and an understanding of/desire to understand industry standard tools/systems to help build the process of the future.
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