What does a Planning Manager do?

Planning managers are administrators responsible for a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day functions associated with planning, supplies, and operations. They supervise a team of planning specialists, analysts, and other staff members. They develop and implement plans for organizing logistics and supplies, create and oversee master schedules and calendars, and monitor inventory lists and supply orders. They often coordinate schedules, deliveries, and work tasks involving other teams or staff members, and may serve as a liaison among internal units and with external vendors.

Planning managers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in a business or planning discipline, and a strong background in roles involving planning or logistics. They must have excellent project management skills and should be proficient in the use of planning tools and software programs such as Excel.

Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Planning Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£46,851 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £47K
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Planning Manager Career Path

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Planning Manager Insights

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Planning Manager
24 Oct 2019

“Good people with room to grow however you have to really push for learning opportunities.”

Planning Manager
12 Oct 2020

“Decision making and career path is not Ideal”

Kolon GlotechKolon Glotech
Planning Manager
9 Mar 2021

“good work and life balance”

Levi StraussLevi Strauss
Planning Manager
27 Feb 2021

“Good benefit and flexi hours”

WE Marketing Group
Planning Manager
20 Sep 2021

“Flexible working hour and well”

Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble
Senior Planning Manager
11 Aug 2021

“Stressful and difficulty to manage work life balance nothing else I would comment.”

Planning Supervisor
24 Feb 2020

“Going above and beyond personally is not really recognized with pay or bonuses.”

TJX CanadaTJX Canada
Planning Manager
24 Jun 2019

“Constant opportunities to learn and grow in your career.”

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