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.
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