Production Planning Manager with high-volume manufacturing experience & strong people management skills required by medical devices multinational in Galway. Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager you will manage and develop a team of six buyers and develop & improve the SI&OP Process  


  • Lead, manage and develop a cohesive and efficient team of six
  • Lead the management of the SI&OP process
  • Develop policies, procedures, systems and processes for the Production Planning area
  • Implement best-in-class production planning techniques and systems to drive production efficiencies, cost improvement activities
  • Development of SAP Supply chain functionality
  • Champion continuous process improvement within the planning function
  • Identify, drive & support cost reduction initiatives
  • Ensure effective Production and Inventory strategies & control in line with company inventory, STS Ship to Schedule and Ship to Request targets
  • Negotiation & presentation of plans with all levels of management in the plant and with external demand planning and marketing contacts
  • Partner with Production to develop a Production plan that meets customer service requirements while maintaining minimum inventory and optimal manufacturing cost
  • Work with New Product Development teams to deliver production plans in line with project goals/schedules
  • Support the Management & Leadership team in the preparation of ad-hoc summary analysis reports & presentation


  • Level 8 Degree in a relevant discipline
  • 10 years experience in a Manufacturing Supply Chain environment 
  • Strong leadership experience and skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills with ability to partner and influence cross-departmentally
  • Exposure to all Demand Management (DM), Master Scheduling (MPS), Capacity Planning (CRP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and inventory control
  • Demonstrated achievement of driving change, continuous improvement and exposure to Lean supply chain techniques
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP supply chain functionality is essential
  • SAP / Kinaxis Rapid Response knowledge essential

  • S&OP experience essential

  • Capacity and Production understanding important
  • Excellent planning, problem-solving, analytical skills and advanced Excel skills

Please contact Emer Smith to discuss in confidence


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