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Production Control Manager - Nottingham MC

Production Control Manager - Nottingham MC

Posted 6 December 2019 by Royal Mail
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Job reference number 115401

Production Control Manager - Nottingham MC

Starting salary of £46,000, potential 18% bonus and 27.5 days annual leave.

Full time


Nottingham Mail Centre

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production Control Manager is responsible for leading the production control team to provide a robust production plan that supports the efficient running of the plant. Whilst achieving internal and external workplan on a daily basis. Accountable for the production plan which includes the accuracy & integrity of the workload & hours reporting. Responsible for the Plant Workplan design.

The main purpose of this role is to:

  • Support the Plant Manager in the achievement of all Plant People, Customer and Financial/Productivity targets across the Balanced Scorecard.
  • Provides Plant ownership & leadership of the production control processes (including forecasting, resourcing, workplan etc.).
  • Supports the Plant Manager in the deployment of continuous improvement activity.
  • Identification of, and engagement/contact with, KEY customers within Plant catchment area to enable effective Planning and operation of Plant.
  • Production of the weekly Production Plan and communication to all key stakeholders,
  • Identify & monitor high impact work areas for efficiency improvements through the loss opportunity model.
  • Ensure all seasonal plans are designed to meet our customer and efficiency targets.
  • Ensure deployment of, and effective use of, all Business standard production control systems and tools.
  • Overall Plant responsibility for the integrity of all traffic and hours systems, databases and tools.
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation and Business policies regarding resourcing.
  • Developing and leading on the business plan to achieve Plant year on year cost reduction plan or workload absorption.
  • Provide timely traffic & hours data to support the daily, weekly & monthly review of performance in the Plant.
  • Ensure hours & headcount system alignment.
  • Ensure the resourcing to workload approach is robust. It must have the correct supply mix to clear the model week workload & deliver on the customer / efficiency targets

Key accountabilities

Participate positively and constructively in the high level leadership of the Plant, by coaching, developing and supporting operational teams to underpin achievement of performance objectives.

  • Undertake regular Information Centre reviews with coaching outputs linking with PIM as applicable,
  • Produce and communicate the weekly Plant Production plan to all stakeholders.
  • Produce short, medium and long term seasonal forecasts and production plans,
  • Deploy standard tools and processes (e.g. Production Control Toolset).
  • Comply with Business standards (e.g. staff hour recording; unallocated hours).
  • Ownership of the Plant Opportunity Model.
  • Identification of Opportunity Model projects to be included in the Project Planning Tool (PPT) and priority order.
  • Accurate reporting in the PPT of benefits.
  • Analyse performance (traffic, resource, costs, productivity) to identify efficiency improvements.
  • Provide timely data to support operational daily performance reviews at tier 1, 2 & 3 „h Identify performance improvement opportunities.
  • Work with Shift Managers to increase Plant productivity.
  • Chair/attend the weekly resourcing meeting ensuring resource decisions are communicated to all levels of the Plant.
  • Ensure agreed contingency resource levels are in place for seasonal events
  • Support the achievement of national Automation performance targets
  • Work with the Head of Production Planning to ensure compliance and improved accuracy of the production planning tools and process.
  • Other staff responsibility including Managers, Engineers, loan to admin.
  • Total accountability analysis ¡V mail ops, other staff, non-staff costs.
  • A production plan that aligns the hours to workload by work area on all shifts.
  • Ensuring the supply mix delivers on our customer promise and meets our efficiency expectations.
  • Quarterly review of the workload and headcount movement to ensure there is a robust production plan that supports the seasonal plans.

Key dimensions

Direct accountability for Plant production control processes. Responsible for managing the Production Demand Manager, Production Supply Manager and their administration teams. Significant input to the development of the Plant’s Business plan and performance scorecard. LINKs with:- Regional HoPP/team (Dotted line reporting), National Production Control team, OM’s/DOMs, Traffic & Hours Managers

Key competencies

  • Building Relationships - Developing and leveraging relationships within and across different departments, functions, unions, internal and external stakeholders, to achieve business results.
  • Coaching for High Performance - Engaging an individual in developing and committing to an action plan that targets specific behaviours, skills, or knowledge needed to ensure performance improvement or prepare for success in new responsibilities; moves at pace to improve individual and team performance.
  • Customer Focus - Drives a customer-centric culture to ensure we deliver on our customer promise and relentlessly improve our offering in line with customer needs
  • Delivering Results - Ensuring consistent contribution to RMG strategic goals by focusing own and others performance on the most important priorities, measuring progress, and ensuring accountability against key metrics.
  • Know the Business - Using own understanding of basic business operations and RMG systems, processes, departments, and functions to achieve business objectives and ensure growth; using knowledge of trends (e.g., operations, market, finance, and industry) to understand and improve individual, team, and/or RMG’s results
  • Making Sense of Data - Collect, analyse, audit, and interpret information needed to manage plant or business unit performance, as well as ongoing team activities to achieve scorecard metrics and business objectives.Building and Implementing Production Plans – Planning, organising, coordinating, and controlling resources and physical assets to deliver high quality results for RMG within allocated budget; managing operational risk t
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