A Head of Planning Method ensures that planning processes are optimized to maximize operational efficiency, meet deadlines and budgets, and achieve the company’s strategic objectives.
Development of planning methods: it designs and develops planning methods adapted to the specific operations of the company. This may include developing planning models, identifying key performance indicators and establishing monitoring procedures.
Supervision of implementation: he supervises the implementation of planning methods within operational teams. This involves providing guidance, training team members in the methods adopted and ensuring processes are followed correctly.
Cross-functional coordination: Collaborates with various departments across the company, such as project management, manufacturing, logistics, and finance, to align plans and resources. It acts as a link between the different teams to ensure coherent planning and fluid communication.
Continuous improvement: he is responsible for the regular evaluation of planning methods and their effectiveness. It identifies areas where improvements are needed and implements adjustments to optimize processes and ensure better results.
Management of planning tools: May also be responsible for the selection, implementation and management of planning and project management tools, such as project management software and advanced planning systems.
A Head of Planning Method in the oil and gas sector must have the following skills:
Project Planning and Management: Expertise in creating schedules, allocating resources and managing project performance.
Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze data to identify trends and issues in planning processes.
Effective Communication: Communication skills to explain planning methods and collaborate with different teams.
Mastery of planning tools: Knowledge of project management and data analysis software.
Leadership and Collaboration: Ability to lead teams and collaborate with different departments to ensure consistent and effective planning.