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Head Of Planning


Head Of Planning

Role Overview

We are seeking a seasoned professional for the role of Head of Planning to oversee all planning activities at a leading organization within the agriculture sector. This position will be responsible for driving efficient long-term planning and forecasting processes while collaborating closely with key internal stakeholders across various departments.

Key Responsibilities

Planning and Performance

  • Collaborate with agricultural and planning teams to achieve company plans.
  • Guide and support team members in daily production scheduling aligned with capacity constraints.
  • Monitor plan adherence and communicate real-time updates to stakeholders.
  • Optimize product balance and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Lead process enhancements and develop SOPs for operational efficiency.
  • Provide capacity reports and recommend resource optimizations to meet demand.

Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • Ensure adherence to company and customer policies in production scheduling.
  • Schedule production to minimize waste and uphold quality standards.
  • Comply with HR policies and reporting requirements.

Team Leadership

  • Foster a collaborative environment to achieve company objectives.
  • Motivate and coach team members towards continuous improvement.
  • Engage with industry peers to share best practices.



  • 8+ years of progressive experience in FMCG or supply chain planning.
  • Proficient in S&OP processes with a strong analytical background.
  • Advanced skills in Excel and data analysis.


  • Degree in relevant field preferred.

Skills and Attributes


  • Strong team player with excellent relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and positivity.
  • Effective decision-maker with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and lead by example.


  • Expertise in FMCG planning and operational optimization.
  • Proficient in forecasting and production planning principles.
  • Exceptional numerical and analytical skills.
  • Skilled negotiator with outstanding organizational abilities.

Performance Metrics

  1. Ensure timely availability of stock as per specifications.
  2. Develop and adjust production plans to meet delivery targets.
  3. Achieve production plan adherence goals.
  4. Optimize material utilization for cost efficiency.


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Sean Daly avatar
Head Of Supply Chain Recruitment
+353 1 200 3102