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Assistant Labour Planning Manager

  • Neg.
  • North County Dublin
  • Permanent

Working with an Irish FMCG Business, this vacancy will suit a candidate who enjoys a fast paced role requiring great interpersonal and organisation skills.  Call Orla on 01 8456312 for details

Role Overview:

Schedule and monitor the execution of labour for detailed daily production plans within a 24/7 production environment. Working closely with the Operations team to minimise production time / costs and efficiently organise the use of resources to maximise efficiencies. Manage team of planners so tasks are achieved consistently and accurately, dealing with issues and other departments requirements, both internal (HR, operations, commercial, finance) and External (staff agencies).


  • Manage / support the Labour Planning team in absence of the Labour Planning Manager.
  • Plan labour for packhouse a week in advance and also daily to ensure correct number of people deployed.
  • Prepare weekly KPI report for planning department to show metrics achieved and key actions / projects ongoing(status updates).
  • Review and approve payroll, control overtime and absence.
  • Work with staff agencies on a daily basis, dealing with issues as and when they arise.
  • Working Time Directive review and control in order to monitor compliance.
  • Attend meetings with staff agencies (weekly/monthly).
  • Carry out monthly planning audits of packhouse for time and attendance.
  • Prepare analysis of all labour required in packhouse(ongoing) ensuring correct labour numbers are in each area to allow management make decisions on recruitment etc.
  • Work closely with HR & Training department on a weekly basis to ensure all training & recruitment topics are covered.
  • Prepare reports for both Operations & Recruitment on skill gap analysis to ensure there are sufficient resources in the operations.
  • Work with Operations to ensure core teams are implemented across all key areas of the operation.
  • Manage annual leave with both employee & management to ensure sufficient leave is taking throughout the year.
  • To actively promote health & safety standards, engage in implementing health and safety protocols, and contribute to a risk-free work environment for all, playing a crucial role in mitigating workplace risks and promoting the well-being of all team members.

The Candidate should have: 

  • Knowledge of TMS system an advantage.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English is essential.
  • Intermediate level MS Excel essential. Advanced level is preferable.
  • Experience in Labour Resource Planning.
  • Managerial experience is preferable.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • Good organisational skills, attention to detail and proven problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Must be a fast learner, ability to work on own initiative.
  • Flexible in terms of on-call phone support.

NB :  Own transport is required as location is not supported by Public Transport

If this Assistant Labour Planning Manager sounds like you call Orla on 01 8456312 for details.

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