Manager Production Planning

Reference Manager Production Planning / Master Planner : 0344

Our Client: Company Profile

Our client, Crosby Europe NV (, is part of the USA based global company Crosby® with leading market position in the material handling / lifting industry. They are looking for a Manager Production Planning / Master Planner. Crosby sets the standard for high quality, training and technical expertise in the field of premier shackle, hook and block products for rigging and lifting. Crosby products are manufactured with the highest design factors in the industry. They can withstand abusive field conditions because of the improved impact and fatigue characteristics designed into each item of their line.

Crosby is now striving to become the standard-setting, world-class organization regarding operational and customer service excellence. It means having full-time, knowledgeable local sales teams, well trained customer service employees, well-oiled operational and manufacturing processes, local technical support teams and training centers to accompany their customers mainly active in the oil & gas, mining, marine, harbor, construction, infrastructure and fishing industry.

Crosby Europe, with headquarters in Heist-Op-Den-Berg, Belgium and Vander meiren & Pauwels Recruitment are looking for an analytical, improvement focused and talented Lead Planner, eager to deliver the ultimate operational planning.

Manager Production Planning / Master Planner

Lead Planning position // Deliver the best possible manufacturing planning // Analyze and improve planning processes, systems and tools // International context // Career possibilities // Manager level position – 2 direct reports // Company Car


As a Manager Production Planning / Master Planner you coordinate all planning activities at the Putte site in collaboration with all other Crosby Europe manufacturing sites from sales forecasting to production completion aligned to the Groups’ KPI objectives. You take the lead in the improvement of planning processes, product flow and value stream between the Crosby Europe sites. You manage the local planning team (two operational planners).

  • Manage on a daily base all activities in the planning department, a.o. planning from sales forecasting to product delivery availability, material and production capacity availability, contacts with suppliers, procurement of materials, maintenance of related master data in ERP system, etc.;
  • Monitor & report production planning performance i.e. on time delivery reliability, customer lead time, supplier delivery reliability, inventory turns, department cost, etc.;
  • Define, initiate and implement continuous improvement activities;
  • Coach and evaluate individual employee performance;
  • Maintain and document related planning & procurement policies and processes;
  • Propose and control OPEX and CAPEX related budgets;
  • Ensure the level of competence of the organization through appropriate training and qualification.
Skills and Qualifications

  • The Manager Production Planning / Master Planner ideally has a Master level (logistics, supply chain management, business administration, business engineering, applied economics);
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a multistep manufacturing environment;
  • In-depth knowledge of supply chain and production planning;
  • Excellent communicator able to build solid relationships with different internal and external contacts;
  • Result oriented;
  • Negotiation and people skills;
  • Great analytical skills;
  • IT knowledge: MS Office, ERP systems;
  • Understanding of S&OP processes;
  • English / Dutch / French;

  • Customized attractive compensation and benefits package including numerous benefits such as company car;
  • Qualitative training throughout your career;
  • Interesting career opportunities are within reach.
Contact us!

If you believe you have what it takes to make things happen in this role as a Manager Production Planning / Master Planner, we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to quoting “ref 0344”. Feel free to call Wim Vander meiren (0032 (0)489 585 566) or Manu Pauwels (0032 (0)489 585 565).