Head of Planning

Req ID:  62671

Glasgow, GB, G44 4EX

Date:  Jan 23, 2023

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries. With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.


Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision. We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas. We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary.




Provide central planning for all production programmes and contracts ensuring viable and economic production schedules are created utilising the ERP system (SAP). Provide leadership for the planning and scheduling team to create project plans from tendering to manufacturing /operational execution.

To coordinate and work with cross functional teams, in particular but not exclusively with, Sales, Operations, Supply Chain, Project Management, Finance and Shipping, to provide milestone Planning maintaining control and accuracy over all goods inventories, including all transactions, planning, materials scheduling and cost to ensure customer orders are fulfilled on time.




  • Functionally lead dedicated team of planners and schedulers focused on customer delivery dates
  • Creation of production and loading/capacity forecast project plans based on hours for machining, assembly & test, material availability, priority, and cost.
  • Generate project plans during contract handover stage.
  • Rough cut modelling of requirements on SAP/Manual models
  • Proactively drive and coordinate with functions involved in completing the scheduled tasks to deliver project milestones.
  • Where slippages occur, ensure steps are taken and communicated to the Site Lead and relevant functional leads with a recovery plan.
  • Work with scheduling to ensure that all materials are scheduled in line with the project plan.
  • Provide weekly update to projects / operations function on project performance vs plan and indicate any reasons for slippages or improvements
  • Working with SAP Super Users and Specification Team to ensure SAP Data Integrity
  • Forward capacity planning with Operations, Supply Chain, Finance and Project managers
  • Create, maintain and execute material logistic strategies to manage inventory and control excess and obsolete materials.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual departmental operating and capital budgets; operates each function within the approved budget
  • Responsible for reporting Materials related metrics to the organization.
  • Coach, lead, and develop team leads and members to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met.




  • Generate High Level Plan from input from [not exhaustive] Operational hours, Supply Chain   deliverables, agreed Project milestones and cost.
  • Generate schedule to allow items, assemblies to be completed in time for HLP
  • Ensure that all project issues are resolved with minimal impact to project




  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of hands-on experience in a capital equipment manufacturing environment using MRP/SAP processes.
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other ERP system (e.g. Oracle, JD Edwards).
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel & Other MS Office Applications.
  • Experience in production planning & demonstrable use of MRP system.
  • Understanding in planning software / applications / tools (e.g. SAP planning application, MS Project).
  • Basic understanding of engineering principles & drawings.
  • An understanding of electronic components and / or printed circuit boards (PCB’s).
  • Knowledge of electro-hydraulic subsea control-type equipment.
  • Strong background in the management of materials and sourcing within a design and manufacturing
  • environment.




  • Strong Interpersonal skills as part of working in a dynamic matrix organization
  • Strong adaptable individual proficient in SAP and ability to multitask with high work loads
  • Demonstrated critical thinking & logical skills with a proven track record in a complex factory environment.
  • Demonstrated capability to manage change in a SAP controlled environment
  • SAP Skills – Material Management, Production Planning, Reporting & Analysis
  • An analytical approach to planning and problem solving.
  • Propensity for developing trust in people and assisting others as required.
  • Capable of helping to forge and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Providing the best solutions in terms of on time delivery, resource allocation and quality.
  • Ability to evaluate situations, assess impact and risk whilst advising on and justifying proposed course(s) of actions.
  • Ability to manage own workload effectively to ensure plans are updated, targets met and all stakeholders informed.
  • Being accommodating and receptive to change.
  • A confident communicator both verbally and written.




Adaptability:  Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Communication:  Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others’ thoughts and actions.  Engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

Continuous Improvement:  Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities; generating ideas and implementing solutions.

Continuous Learning:  Actively identifying new ideas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.

Contributing to Team Success:  Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Initiating Action:  Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Managing Work:  Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completely efficiently.

Work Standards:  Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




All Celeros divisions are committed to the effective use of the Celeros Values.  It is important that all employees understand and utilize these values when performing the duties of his/her position.




Quality encompasses all aspects of Celeros’ business, and every employee shares the responsibility to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformity relating to product, process and the quality system.  All employees have an obligation to identify and record any such nonconformity, and through designed channels, initiate and recommend solutions.


CELEROS Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer.