Production Planning Manager

Neville Hill - Leeds
£38,500 per annum to £56,900 per annum
27 Nov 2020
11 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Production Planning Manager

Department: Engineering

Grade: ML1/SB3

Salary: £38,500 per annum to £56,900 per annum

About Northern:

At Northern, we’re creating a brand-new future. Not just for our organisation, but one that will transform the way we all think about rail travel. And if you’re forward thinking, passionate and full of fresh ideas like we are, you could play your part in making it happen.  We recently launched our £500m fleet of new, state-of-the-art trains and we’re investing millions more in our existing fleet of trains and on station improvements. All so we can continue to connect thousands of people across the North to work, leisure, education and more every day. Our vision is all about taking them in an exciting new direction, delivering a different kind of travel experience, and introducing new ways of working.


We’re also investing in our people too, and we’re committed to building a business that’s just as diverse as the communities we serve. So whatever your background, and whatever you have in mind for your own future, we think you’ll fit right in here.


About the role:

Responsible for creating a challenging, robust and detailed production plan for the district incorporating contracted workloads including heavy maintenance and modifications where applicable and acknowledging the business needs of the Northern fleet by fully complimenting all other district production plans and workloads, maintaining a strong focus on long term fleet delivery whilst improving maintenance quality, safety, and delivering on financial targets in line with agreed budgets. 

Define and monitor benchmarking standards for teams within and between districts and monitor resources and facilities to enable the plan to be delivered.

About you:

To fulfil this role effectively your biggest strength will need to be a genuine commitment to leading a successful team. You will be an excellent communicator and team player who can hit targets and work effectively with colleagues and maintain safety standards.


You should also be able to demonstrate the following:

·       A natural pride in your work and an eye for detail

·       A high level of organisational skills and how to prioritise tasks

·       Good team working skills

·       Understanding of the customer requirements and business needs

·       High level of literacy

·       Must be able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills

·       Commitment



·       Experience of engineering and people management, with particular emphasis on rail-way vehicle engineering and depot production management.

·       Engineering qualifications to HNC/HND standard essential

·       NEBOSH Certificate or working towards essential

·       Managerial qualifications desirable

·       Experience of safety, quality and technical product audits and audit techniques.

·       Must be able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills



In return, you’ll discover brilliant opportunities to grow and progress within Northern. Not to mention amazing perks and benefits like free or discounted travel, employee assistance, generous policies, regular pay reviews and a great pension. We look forward to receiving your application.

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