Planning Manager - Galway

Supply Chain & Logistics
Supply Chain & Logistics

Planning Manager required with 10 years plus experience in manufacturing ideally medical, pharma or automotive industry.  Galway city.


  • Develop, grow, and improve the SI&OP process.
  • Identify, drive & support cost reduction initiatives.
  • Management & development of the Planning team.
  • Ensure effective Production and Inventory strategies & control in line with company inventory, STS (Ship to Schedule) and STR (Ship to Request) targets.
  • Champion continuous process improvement within the planning function. Keep up to date on the latest planning tools and techniques.
  • Develop policies, procedures, systems and processes for the Production Planning area.
  • Management of Finished Goods, Sub-Assemblies and Work in Progress inventory to support production strategies within agreed targets.
  • Analysis, reporting & commit response to all backorders.
  • Negotiation & presentation of plans with all levels of management in the plant and with external demand planning and marketing contacts. 
  • Work with New Product Development teams to deliver production plans in line with project goals/schedules.
  • Partner with Production to develop a Production plan that meets customer service requirements while maintaining minimum inventory and optimal manufacturing cost.
  • Analysis & maintenance of all Production planning-related reports, files & documents including plant & product Performance.


  • Level 8 degree in a relevant discipline. 
  • 10 years manufacturing experience in a Supply Chain environment with exposure to all Demand Management (DM), Master Scheduling (MPS), Capacity Planning (CRP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and inventory control.
  • Experience in Medical Device environment desirable but not essential. 
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP supply chain functionality is essential.
  • Demonstrated achievement of driving change, continuous improvement and exposure to Lean supply chain techniques.
  • Excellent planning, problem-solving, analytical skills and advanced Excel skills.
  • Financially and customer aware.


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

091 706712

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