Resource Planning Manager

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Sabic Teesside
Job Description

This company is looking for a Resource Planning Manager to join their busy team on Teesside.

As part of this role you will deliver operational resource plans for all operational areas across the contract. The principle drivers will be to develop resource plans for the maintenance teams which are fully resource loaded and levelled to meet the demands of the client whilst ensuring maximum commercial efficiency is realised.

As Resource Planner, you will support the contract lead to ensure that all resources are managed efficiently and effectively to optimise the use of available resources, ensuring Performance related and Contact Management Targets are met, while minimising any overspend.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide a constant focus on delivering a robust operation, while simultaneously driving efficiencies and colleague engagement 
  • You will be responsible for planning the effective utilisation of the workforce across the function in partnership with the wider leadership team; determining resource requirements for all teams, and ensuring customer demand, commercially viable, meeting service standards and providing excellent service 
  • Accurately prepare forecasts for workloads and resource, monitoring drivers against business change and developing models to improve accuracy 
  • Constantly monitor and propose improvements to meet business requirements, optimising performance 
  • Identify and proactively manage business, resource and seasonal changes, making appropriate resource plans for expected changes in profile and workload, reporting on expected and experienced results 
  • Conduct activity-based costing for the department and factor into planning activities 
  • Proactively identify and develop key relationships across the business ensuring that all forecasts and resource proposals are deployed with maximum insight 
  • Identify and investigate variance from forecast, identify trends on performance, service delivery and budget to ensure tight control and efficient use of resources 
  • Manage a team of planners and schedulers to ensure a consistent planning philosophy is adhered to whilst delivering maximum efficiencies
Qualifications Needed
  • Operational experience in leading a team with equivalent experience in a resource planning discipline 
  • Experience of managing change/departmental growth and demonstrable experience of improving performance by introducing more efficient working practices/technology 
  • Experience in managing stakeholder relationships, managing a large cost base, alongside proven planning capability 
  • Strong knowledge of P6 Primavera 
  • Familiar with business planning and possess an analytical mindset 
  • The ability to create, develop and maintain detailed schedules 
  • Strong communication, both verbal and written 
  • Understanding of engineering principles 
  • Time management and planning 
  • Methodological approach 
  • Strong Problem solving 
  • Highly organised self-starter who can manage priorities to meet deadlines 
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and influencing skills to communicate/interface cross-functionally
Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

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Sabic Chemicals
TS10 4RF