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Production Planning Manager (C&I)

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia


Production Planning Manager

(Consumer & Ingredients Categories)


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 



Reports to the Head of Integrated Planning and has an overall responsibility for leading production planning in the Consumer & Ingredients categories in order to optimise the utilisation of resources and inventories while meeting customer demands. Provide leadership, direction and development for a team of Production, Graders and Raw Material planners to ensure a high performance in production.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead production planning in the Consumer & Ingredients categories, optimise the utilisation of resources and inventories
  • Lead a dynamic Production Planning team (Production, Graders and Raw Material planners) in a fast moving food manufacturing environment.
  • Co-ordinate all product outsourcing activity and product transfers related to agreements with 3rd Party Contractors and other Co-Ops
  • Co-ordinate production plans across the production sites taking into account seasonal milk supply and production capability.
  • Maintain a rolling 18-month production plan for all sites to match demand profile and meet agreed monthly inventory targets.
  • Ensure collaboration of production relationships across the business, particularly with Operations, Quality, Commercial, and Supply Chain Order Fulfilment function.
  • Support identification and implementation of best practice systems driven Planning solutions
  • Establish and track KPIs for operational & planning team reflecting overall goals of the Sales & Operational Planning process and communicate across the team.  Conduct root cause analysis and lead corrective actions to address deviations in production planning.
  • Feed production planning related inputs into S&OP process


Key Requirements:

  • Third level qualification (Finance/Supply Chain/Business or similar field)
  • 5+ years experience in  Sales & Operational Planning process/environment
  • Experience in demand forecasting, supply and production planning
  • Preferably have a working knowledge of the agricultural, food & dairy industries
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP planning systems and Business Objects reporting
  • Ability to lead change, demonstrate leadership, work collaboratively & influence at all levels within an organisation
  • Financial acumen, IT & enabling technical knowledge,  project mgmt. skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of production capabilities and capacities in relation to customer and manufacturing specifications
  • Understand Masterdata in a complex, multidimensional context


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

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