Installation Planner - Swindon

£22,000 - £25,000 per annum - Construction
Ref: 331 Date Posted: Thursday 15 Aug 2019
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Job Title:                Installation Planner

Term:                      Permanent

Location:                Swindon

Salary:                    £22,000 - £25,000 per annum



Our client is a high-end manufacturer of kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and workspaces based in Swindon. They are looking to expand their team with an experienced Installation Planner.


Purpose of the Role

  • To continually assess the diary for potential opportunities for optimisation and to drive down installation costs.
  • Point of escalation for site labour requests.
  • Review all opportunities to maximise utilisation of direct installers.
  • Deal swiftly and effectively with any potential booking conflicts.
  • Generate Field Aware process improvements for the planning function.
  • Be attune to financial implications in particular with the usage of subcontractors.
  • Deliver trend analysis on job types, travel times, costings & job duration.
  • Work with the Planning Manager to continually deliver cost-saving initiatives to the field.


Installation Planner Key Responsibilities

  • Study the forward order book and press for accuracy in data to enable successful interpretation of resource requirements.
  • Improve the planning function by analysing job types and associated timings.
  • To work with Installation Account Managers to drive an increase in compliance of ‘minimum plot call off’.
  • Help to ensure scheduling KPI’s are hit and no jobs are missed by the Installation Account Managers
  • To receive confirmation of product ship dates from Installation Account Managers for urgent return work.
  • Review outstanding work schedules for pulling forward/pushing back future site call-offs.
  • Build a rapport with Regional Installations Managers to ensure sufficient installation and survey resource is available to meet customer demand.
  • Work with RIM’s to help resolve problematic booking conflicts or unexpected absence.
  • Drive down overtime usage by efficient allocation.
  • Review the variable dynamics of site conditions to ensure correct resource allocated.
  • Validate the urgency of requests.


Installation Planner Key Competencies

  • Proven experience in a project planner or programme scheduler role in any industry sector
  • Comfortable with interpreting statistics to improve operational excellence.
  • An appreciation of business strategy
  • Have the ability to work in a logical fashion but when called upon ‘think outside the box’ to get the right scheduling solution.
  • Can deal with ‘chaotic’ scenarios and ‘change’ with confidence and calmness.
  • A relationship-builder who can communicate to stakeholders at all levels in particular between the field and the office.