Planning Manager

Location: Bristol

Planning Manager

Our Company

Network Plus is a leading utility and infrastructure service provider, operating across the UK.

Originally established in 2000, the company has grown significantly through the award of long-term contract frameworks with major utility organisations and infrastructure providers. With a current workforce of over 3,200 our services are delivered through an absolute focus on health and safety as well as market leading levels of service to both our clients and their customers.

Our Headquarters are based in Worsley, Greater Manchester, and we operate from over 53 depot bases. We deliver services 24/7/365 in city centres as well as rural locations.

Our vision is to be the best service provider in the UK utilities and infrastructure sectors by safely constructing, maintaining and managing essential services.

Our Role

As a Planning Manager, you will lead a team of planners who plan, schedule, dispatch and organise work activities delivered by operational resources. The Planning function is at the core of the contract and has a huge influence over productivity of operational resources, customer service and safety. You will lead by example, demonstrating exceptional adherence to quality performance metrics and most importantly, customer service.

Key Responsibilities

You will manage your Planning team; overseeing their performance and delivery, ensuring KPIs and performance objectives are met

You will manage and efficiently resource your team including any OOH and weekend requirements, ensuring the office operation has adequate coverage, aligning to the field operation

You will monitor the performance of your planning function – considering aspects such as SLAs, work basket sizes, backlog management, jeopardy management

You will maximise the productivity of planning and scheduling – particularly in respect of minimising travel times and distance, whilst maintaining exceptional customer service

You will review your teams’ planning dependencies, such as streetworks notices, permits, traffic management requirements; ensuring that all work dispatched to operational teams and meter installers have fundamental safety pre-requisites completed accurately

You will take a leading role in working closely and collaboratively with the client and their respective teams

You will ensure compliance with contractual KPIs and SLAs impacted by planning, noticing and customer service

Experience and Qualifications

Previous team leadership or management experience

Good knowledge of planning and scheduling systems (SAP/Advantex) would be an advantage

Exceptional Customer Service skills

Experience of working in Utilities

Good verbal communication skills

Highly computer literate

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary based on experience along with a full benefits package.

Network Plus is proud to be an Equal Opportunity EmployerWe celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

We are Armed Forces-friendly. We welcome applications from ex-Armed Forces personnel, reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.

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