Production Planning Manager

BAE Systems
Cheshire, England
£49900 - £50900 per annum
Closing date
25 Jan 2021

Job Details

Production Planning Manager

Would you like to support with the running and management of our multidisciplinary team covering all aspects including logistics & supply chain, production control, stores and all other related areas? We currently have a vacancy for a Production Planning Manager at our site in Radway Green, Cheshire.

As a Production Planning Manager, you will plan and deliver the appropriate resources to the operations team to ensure product is delivered to the customer on time. Leading the team of schedulers, resource controllers and stores, to ensure the business meets its statutory and legal compliance as well as meeting operational demands is critical to the success of the role.

This role will provide you with the ability to sit within the leadership team at Radway Green. You will support with the development of the site and employees. You will work on a niche site and will be the only person doing this role in the UK (across organisations and industries).

Your main responsibilities as a Production Planning Manager will involve:

Developing and maintaining the Master Manufacturing Schedule (MMS) for Light Munitions at appropriate intervals in line with our business plans and customer requirements

Developing Planning scenarios to confirm appropriate actions following business contract awards, etc.

Monitoring and reporting on operations performance against schedule, challenging appropriately as necessary

Accountability for the goods in & out stores and tool manufacture operations through the Stores and Tool Room manager

Ensuring data accuracy relating to Scheduling & Operations requirements (Process Times, WIP stock, Scrap rates, etc)

Supporting the development and introduction of appropriate Planning systems to best utilize business ERP system

Working alongside the business Senior Planning & Logistics Manager and Munitions Planning Managers to implement effective Operations Support tools to support business Operational Excellence requirements

Your skills and qualifications:


HND or Above in Business or Operations Management Qualification (A member of or studying towards a CILT (The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport)/APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)) OR equivalent transferable experience

Experience managing large teams in the Manufacturing Sector with the ability to manage and implement all production control for light munitions

Proven working experience of High Volume Manufacturing or similar environment

Proven experience using SAP ERP System to support operational requirements

A clear approach to management and experience to coach and mentor others in their development


Experience in Lean Manufacturing techniques and related qualifications

MCIPS Qualification (Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply)

What we're looking for in you:

To develop your career at BAE Systems and to be successful in this role you will possess the following skills: the ability to prioritise your workload and others, experience analysing dynamic situations and conflicting problems, great stakeholder management skills, the ability to build strong relationships internally and external to the organisation, good communication skills, the ability to motivate yourself and others and great interpersonal skills. You will also have experience coaching & mentoring others, with a clear focus on career development and progression.

Location: Radway Green, Cheshire

Salary: Up to £50,900 per annum depending on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1500 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and technical skills to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops receive only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence, aerospace and security company.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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