Senior Production Planner

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Senior Production Planner required with 5 years plus experience in planning at supervisory level.  Galway city.



  • Specialist in production planning, with excellent knowledge of customer/market requirements and manufacturing plant capacity.
  • Leading and developing a team of planners including Interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance.
  • Through the SI&OP process, work with Global Supply Chain to validate the customer requirements signal.
  • Partner with production to develop a Production plan that meets customer service requirements while maintaining minimum inventory and optimal manufacturing cost.
  • Collaborate with all process owners in the supply chain (end to end) to ensure that customer service requirements are met.
  • Negotiate & present plans with all levels of management in the plant and with external demand planning and marketing contacts. A strong communicator, focussing on key messages and targeting key stakeholders.
  • Analysis & maintenance of all production planning related reports, files & documents, including Plant & Product Performance.
  • Analysis, reporting & committed response to all backorders/ line fill misses.
  • Takes a structured and system-based approach to the role leading the planning team by example in this regard. Continuously reduce the reliance on tacit knowledge by adopting a systemic, data-based and sustainable approach.
  • Work with New Product Introduction teams to deliver production plans according to project goals/ schedules.
  • Prepare requirements for inter-company materials, liaise with Sister site on sub-component requirements through inter-site SI&OP process.
  • Ensure effective inventory management & control in line with company targets.


  • Minimum of a Level 8 (240 ECTs) Degree in Materials or Business Management (or related discipline).
  • Minimum 5 years demonstrated successful experience in a planning environment at a Supervisory level.
  • Experience with ERP systems is required; SAP & Kinaxis Rapid Response is preferable.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel, proficient in MS PowerPoint
  • APICS certification preferred.


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Noeleen Stewart.

Senior Production Planner required with 5 years plus experience in planning at supervisory level.  Galway city.