GB Railfreight Ltd

Planning Manager

Job Locations UK-Doncaster
Posted Date 1 week ago(13/3/2018 5:51 AM)
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We are currently seeking a full time Planning Manager based to be based in our Doncaster office.


The primary focus of the role will be to oversee the day-to-day management of the Planning Team and deliver the weekly production train plan in the most cost effective method.


Candidates must possess strong leadership skills and have the ability to support, develop and coach staff in a fast paced environment so that employees reach their full potential in their current role.


  • Continuous review and improvement of the weekly production plan making sure it meets or exceeds budgetary targets.
  • Anticipate team training needs and formulate bespoke individual training plans as required
  • Develop and deliver through the Planning Team the Annual Production train-crew training plan
  • Continually improve the diagramming and rostering process and put corrective action plans in place when errors occur.
  • Represent the Short Term Planning team at meetings as required/requested.
  • Review and support the strategy to ensure any changes to Train Crew terms in relation rostering are effective for the business and communicated to relevant parties.
  • Prepare reports as required by the Head of Production


The successful candidate must be flexible and available to travel to other GBRf offices on a regular basis. They must have strong leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of rosters and planning protocols.


Other desirable criteria includes:



  • Confidence and proactive attitude
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extremely organised with good time management skills
  • Strong literacy numeracy and MS Office skills
  • GBRf systems including , TOPs, crew-plan, and voyager-plan
  • Report writing experience


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