Head of Supply Planning

The Head of Supply Planning (HOSP) is responsible for the delivery of an up to date end to end value stream supply plan which organises the resources of the business in the most effective way to meet its customers' requirements and business goals.

The HOSP is a key advisor and support in developing and maintaining the holistic end to end value stream design considering the flow from second tier suppliers through to the end customer.


Provide leadership and continuous development to a team of planning professionals
Develop planning processes and systems as required to compliment the Value Stream strategy.
Develop and maintain a coherent E2E Value Stream Design including labour, facilities, services, suppliers, subcontractors and inventory balancing the competing priorities of excellent customer service, optimised cost and increased cash flow.
Own and lead the IBP process on behalf of the business ensuring participants are contributing with information and action to support effective decision making
Provide an effective Master Production Scheduling service including capacity planning, finite scheduling and vendor scheduling
Provide decision support information to support business development and the continuous optimisation of the value stream design
Develop, monitor and take action on a cascade of lag and lead measures (KPIs)

Qualifications & Requirements

Degree level education
Significant experience in leading people ideally in a matrix organisation
Expert in integrated business planning or sales and operation planning
Extensive experience in value stream or supply chain planning within manufacturing or service delivery
Experience of lean operations
Management of decision support
Team orientated and collaborative with excellent communications capability
Experienced in the use of ERP systems


Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

The successful candidate would normally be expected to start at the minimum of the band unless particular skills and experience justify otherwise..

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Plymouth

Salary : 55k pa

Date Advertised : 24 Jan 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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