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  • Salary: Highly Competitive Salary
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

Are you an experienced Planning Manager with a proven track record? Have you got experience of implementing sales & operations planning in a GMP environment?
My client is a world-leading cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organisation based in Edinburgh. They are creating cutting-edge therapies that change people’s lives. Collaborative, dedicated and talented people are at the backbone of their culture, working both autonomously and in driven teams to make life-changing products utilising ground-breaking science.
As part of their continued growth, they are now recruiting across all their teams including this Planning Manager role. This role is well suited to an individual looking to lead the Planning function within a fast-paced, growing life sciences company.
The Role:
You will be a key member of the management team and will hold responsibility for forecast consolidation to supply plan, including addressing supply constraints over a medium-term planning window ensuring that all resources are planned and scheduled to successfully deliver our cell and gene therapy product commitments on time and in full. The ideal candidate will hold experience in end-to-end sales and operation planning.
Work is fast paced. Your responsibilities will therefore be varied, but will include:
  • Managing and leading the Planning function within the company to ensure internal and external customers’ requirements are met.
  • Engagement with key stakeholders including Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Facilities, QC, QA, business development and upstream teams to maintain a forward-looking monthly S&OP plan.
  • Leading of monthly S&OP cycle including demand forecast from customer, supply planning pre-S&OP and S&OP executive.
  • Working with the Supply Chain team to maintain internal demand plans and forecasts to ensure that all processes have sufficient materials and components to execute the Schedule as planned.
  • Line management and future growth/development of the Planning team in line with the company’s growth and expansion.
Job requirements
Skills and Experience:
You will be able to demonstrate:
  • Sales operation planning
  • Demand planning / forecasting
  • Good understanding supply planning/ constraint supply and scenario planning
  • Understand the difference between planning and execution – experience in both
  • Understanding of inventory classification and policy development
  • Supplier Manager experience
In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly expanding company delivering life-changing therapies, we offer:
  • 31 days of annual leave, plus 4 public holidays - when you have been with us for three years, we will give you an extra day holiday and when you reach 5 years, you’ll get an extra two days’ holiday.
  • Competitive company pension scheme – we contribute up to 8% of your salary (depending on length of service) to ensure that you are all set for the future.
  • Group Life Cover – you are automatically covered for three times your basic salary to give you peace of mind for you and your family.
  • Private Healthcare
  • Access to our Cycle2Work Scheme so you can save up to 42% on a new bike to help with your commute and wellbeing.
  • Career Progression & Training Opportunities are provided for all staff to help you achieve your goals and grow professionally and personally.
A key part of working at the company is being able to embody our company values, which are integral to the work we do here. As such, you should be able to demonstrate:
  • Passion for customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to support a ‘one team’ approach.
  • Great communication.
  • Commitment to personal growth and development.
  • Accountability for your work.