Production Planning Manager

Production Planning Manager

Salary 50000

Location York, Yorkshire

Up to £50k plus benefits – based York.

Monday to Friday days.

Our client is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

They specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Their capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support.


They currently have an exciting opportunity within their business unit based near York.  The Production Planning Manager is a new position, the main purpose of the role, together with a small team, is to create and implement a best practice capacity planning vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures in line with ERP/MRP systems to aid and improve operational performance.

  • Responsible for the efficiency and utilisation of available plant hours incorporating planned maintenance cycles
  • Responsible for material demand planning and stock control
  • Responsible for capacity planning and for development of these services in the organisation
  • Responsible for ensuring that capacity planning is fully integrated within the ERP/MRP systems
  • Lead capacity planning activities ensuring delivery against operational requirements and which optimise manufacturing efficiency and costs
  • Refine systems and methods to continually improve plans so that the organisation can better anticipate customer needs maximising planning input into tender and PCAF stages.
  • Manage deviations from the plan that have financial impact
  • Monitor key manufacturing processes and data to identify capacity constraints and trends
  • Extensive experience within a factory planning role, preferably within an engineered products manufacturing environment.


  • Degree (engineering or business) level preferred, although professional Six Sigma or lean qualifications or equivalent accepted.
  • Confident individual with the ability to create and foster close working relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written to be able to present reports and presentations
  • Have good working knowledge of MS Office based applications
  • To be self-motivated with the ability to produce accurate work and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills