Design & Production Planning Manager - LONDON - £350/£400 p/d

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    London, England

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    £350 - £400 per day

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    Christopher Hague

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    about 1 year ago

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Design & Production Planning Manager - LONDON - £350/£400 p/d

Design & Production Planning Manager - LONDON - £350/£400 p/d

The work location is in London is a 3 month contract.

The pay rate is between £350 - £400 per day.

Job Specifications:

  • Ensure supplier resources are performing and provide insight into recruitment needs.
  • Manage resource to ensure work is delivered and issues of non-delivery/late delivery of projects are escalated.
  • Implement a cohesive Design team that supports the business needs. Develop ways of working with all Marketing stakeholders to ensure the right resource supports their needs in the most cost-effective way.
  • Ensure supplier resources are performing to their KPI's and provide insight into recruitment needs.
  • To manage the Design & Production budgets including allocating the relevant resource.
  • To manage the day-to-day activities of all suppliers used to meet the need of the business.
  • The identification, resolution and escalation of issues associated with the delivery of packaging designs, digital, press deliverables, C&H POS and Windows. Ensure the business can make the best commercial decisions on resolution.
  • Ensure all information is documented on all key projects and all stakeholders are updated on the progress of their projects including costs incurred.
  • Proactively provide information to enable understanding of issues as well as providing solutions.
  • Ensure PIR's are delivered and documented for all key projects.
  • Deputise for Head of Marketing Production in absence.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring that D&P meets the mutually agreed critical paths managed by both the Trading Area Marketing Props Teams and the commercial Business Units. Ensuring the critical path holders are kept up-to-date with relevant information relating to the progress of their projects and issues are identified and resolved or escalated.
  • Monitor time expenditure versus time allocated to ensure budgets are met and inform the relevant design controller of overruns which may necessitate retraining and the campaign manager where this may impact on critical path or cost adherence.
  • The analysis and provision of up-to-date information on the project status of all work both planned and in progress to allow the optimal use of resources.
  • The management of all production cost information for projects briefed to the Design and Production Team.
  • Maintenance of campaign files to ensure all files are retrievable for all information supplied to Design and Production.
  • Meet agreed performance objectives and ways of working.
  • Identify and progress areas for personal development.
  • Level of Authority (The scope of the role):
  • Managing the workflow and design costs of all C&H Marketing Production where appropriate.
  • 2 reporting levels between this and Director.

Systems & Processes

  • Drives the analysis and exploitation of data through budget plan, tracker, briefing documents
  • Management of critical paths through a programme of work.
  • Carries out monthly review of budgets and makes recommendations to secure adequate funding.
  • Defines and implements auditable processes that deliver the necessary financial and legal controls against op plan.

Stakeholder Management

  • Defines key stakeholders across business and in Marketing Props Team and engage in process, defining budget and ensuring there is a realistic critical path.
  • Actively manages and sponsors programmes
  • Leads and co-ordinates meetings of key stakeholders across business areas.

Strategic development

  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of research and analysis best practice and is able to interpret results and recommend actions
  • Drives debates on business issues including ROI on Marketing campaigns and Sales in addition to business needs
  • Drives improvement through implementation of best practice and new techniques in appropriate area.
  • Defines and sets up auditable best practices and lead team in implementing them.
  • Supports key packaging/campaigns launches in stores, by visiting stores and enduring feedback drives change and where best practices can be implemented.

Key Relationships / Stakeholders:

  • Marketing Proposition Teams
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Customer Offer Planning Teams
  • BU Packaging Production Teams
  • Digital Trading Teams
  • Regional Visual Trading Teams
  • Stores
  • Comms