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Production Planning Manager


Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

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Date Posted:

14th May 2024




Purchasing and Supply Chain

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At Prodrive we believe there’s no limit to what can be achieved when the brightest minds come together. Joining one focused and driven team, you will challenge boundaries in order to change the game for our customers. We are the world’s leading independent motorsport company and the business behind some of the greatest names and achievements in motorsport over the last 40 years. Our skilled Technicians, Mechanics, Fabricators and Engineers work together every step of the way to design, build and run elite competition cars on the track and off-road across the globe. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Planning Manager to develop the production planning processes so that the team deliver outstanding customer service, whilst optimising associated costs.  This is a pivotal role in coordinating a complex portfolio of customer products with high levels of engineering development.  Strong coordination, influencing and negotiating skills are essential in this role, alongside demonstrated production planning capability.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generate a production plan that meets customer and event timescales.
  • Review and agree the production plan with the stakeholders including Operations, Purchasing, Engineering, Event Delivery Teams, Commercial and Finance.
  • Derive long range production plan that outlines all operational costs for review and agreement with the stakeholders and CEO. 
  • Manage and maintain labour projections in conjunction with the Operations Team for labour cost reforecasting and recruitment plans to be formalised and approved.
  • Support Operations with data to allow shift and space analysis to be completed. 
  • Manage resulting impacts of a change to the production plan.  This will include generating scenarios for review to recover to the agreed customer delivery dates and cost budget / forecast. 
  • Create and report on production plan adherence, with root cause analysis for any deviation from target.  Drive and manage actions to permanently remove issues identified.
  • Manage the logistics function to ensure goods are planned and moved from Stores to lineside on time and in the most efficient manner.

Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience in Production Planning or Master Production Scheduling, with strong mathematical skills and a specialism in Excel. You will be commercially and financially astute, with particular emphasis on operational costs, and be able to communicate across every level of the business to influence key stakeholders to generate buy-in. You will have the ability to define and generate reports and metric dashboards, with an understanding of ERP systems and how the parameters are used to drive a production plan. IFS knowledge is particularly desirable but not essential.

What can we offer you?

  • An attractive salary which will grow in line with your ongoing development and impact
  • Private medical cover
  • 25 days holiday (which increases with long service) with an opportunity to purchase up to 15 extra days
  • Training opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Onsite subsidised staff restaurant
  • Car and pension salary sacrifice schemes
  • Cyclescheme
  • Exercise classes
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Consultations with our Fit 4 Life expert
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Exclusive company discounts
  • Life assurance

We are an equal opportunities employer

At Prodrive we are committed to attracting and nurturing the best talent and creating an inclusive workplace. We value individual differences and diversity amongst all staff so that everyone has the widest opportunities to maximise their potential. We aim to ensure that no job applicant is placed at a disadvantage by practices or requirements which disproportionately impact protected groups and which are not justified by the demands of the job. If you feel you are right for this role, we welcome your application.

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