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Job Title:  Planning Manager


Sunbury on Thames, SRY, GB, TW16 7EF

Business Unit:  Air Technology
Posting Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Job Description: 

Scope of Role:

The Planning Manager will form an integral part of the Operations Leadership Team. With a strong, solid background in most Manufacturing practices, All Planning processes, MRP control / understanding and Demand / Inventory Management, The candidate will lead a cross functional and direct team responsible for achieving Ametek’s Financial and Customer expectations.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Lead, Maintain and manage next 6 month & 6 weekly sales plan based on Purchasing, Customer Services and Operations input with regular reviews.
  • Implement and manage a Master Production Schedule where required
  • Support all and any SIOP requirements with extended Senior Leadership Team to support Key Business Sales targets whilst appreciating Cumulative lead times and limitations.
  • Level Load the executable Sales plan within MRP system with Customer Services
  • Ensure all daily planning activities are executed within the service levels that the business needs. KPI led metrics on planner / schedulers
  • Focus on OTD with Operations of Production Orders to drive customer OTD improvements
  • Develop into and act as MRP “super user” for the planning department
  • Run and develop reports to ensure MRP parameters are within policy.
  • Develop, mentor and coach all members of the Planning Team.
  • Support all and any ERP projects that to help to drive business optimisation


  • Professional Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proven ability to lead and execute SIOP
  • Full understanding of MRP parameters and functionality
  • Demonstrates solid analytical skills in forecasting and anticipating production needs and capabilities.
  • Proven ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations under pressure.
  • High competency level in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, as a minimum)
  • Experienced in works order control
  • A proven understanding of traceability
  • Representing the section at internal meetings and presenting planning performance achievements
  • Continuous development of self
  • Ability to lead projects and negotiate with cross functional and cross market teams.
  • Good business writing skills and ability to use networks to influence business activity and convince others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good relationship building skills.
  • Ability to drive results and obtain information from a team.
  • A proven team player with creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi task, proactive with good presentation skills and self-initiative.


AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.