Planning Manager

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to lead the maintenance planning team responsible for maintenance of plant and ancillaries, service contracts and management of site major contractors. In this role you will have the opportunity to ensure that system, processes and plans are in place to effectively manage key assets through the daily and weekly plan. You will also be responsible for the maintenance management system for all planned maintenance activities ensuring the cost control methods are in place.

About the role:

In this role you will:

  • Promote a positive safety culture, actively supports site safety initiatives, standards and procedures, ensuring full compliance in day-to-day operations and shut down situations.
  • Be responsible for ensuring maintenance plans are effectively managed to deliver environmental compliance and safety requirements.
  • Ensure own and delegates’ internal auditing and close out actions are delivered on time.
  • Develop a technically competent, motivated, functional and cohesive Maintenance Planning team
  • Develop team succession plans, harness the talents of high performers and promote opportunities for development
  • Ensure systems, processes and plans are in place to effectively manage kiln and cement milling shortstops
  • Ensure the SAP maintenance management system is maintained for all planned maintenance activities to reflect the schedule and resource requirements within the overall integrated maintenance plan. Ensure relevant work orders are generated, processed and closed out
  • Identify opportunities for optimising plant and planning processes, continuous improvement and maximising value of maintenance spend
  • Actively support development and delivery of maintenance budget, ensuring cost control methods are in place for shutdown delivery
  • Utilise the planning process to deliver cost effective work packaging and a sustainable long-term inventory reduction
  • Ensure plan attainment and other planning KPI's are met or exceeded
  • Ensure work delivery continually balances safety/cost/time/resources for successful outcomes
  • Ensure ACR (Approved Contractor Register) Compliance (Audits up to date etc)
  • Monitor and track vendor/contractor performance during the execution of planned works and provide feedback to the Contract Owner.
  • Be responsible to maintain financial, progress and productivity status reports of the weekly plan
  • Be responsible to maintain a planning backlog to zero (no work in the past) and report on adherence to plan
  • Ensure all statutory requirements for maintenance of pressure vessels, fire protection systems, cranes etc are maintained.

About you:

  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite Skills, particularly Microsoft project
  • Full understanding of SAP maintenances, systems and processes
  • Advanced knowledge of budget setting, tracking and forecasting
  • Proven heavy industrial maintenance and planning experience in a leadership role
  • Experience in managing a functional team

Why work for Cement Australia?

  • Australia’s largest and most respected cement manufacturer 
  • Engaged, collaborative and diverse team
  • A reimbursement of up to $1000 for Yaralla or your annual gym membership; OR 

  • A $1000 Hello World Travel Voucher.  

About us:

An icon of the Australian cement industry, Cement Australia is the nation’s leading supplier of cementitious products and services. Whilst cement is in the name, the business portfolio is diverse, comprising a series of heavy industrial manufacturing operations, coal and limestone mines, bulk distribution transport fleet, rail and shipping interactions and hazardous waste treatment and alternative fuel production (Geocycle).

As an organisation, we offer our employees work-life balance, a close-knit and collaborative team whilst providing you with the tools and opportunity to make your mark. Our vision is to create a safe, healthy, productive and sustainable business and we are looking for like-minded professionals who align with our company values.

Additional Information:

As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete a pre-employment medical and a background check. Cement Australia is an Equal Opportunity employer and open to residents of Australia with valid working rights. 

Please apply directly as submissions from third party agencies will not be accepted at this time.

Build your dream career and lifestyle with Australia’s largest and most respected cement manufacturer and innovator.