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JOB TITLE: Senior Planner
POSTING END DATE: 18/10/2023
Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.



As a Senior Planner you’ll lead the creation of programme plans that deliver our exciting £15bn portfolio of future vehicles. 


Acting as a guide for the programme manager you will assure agile, on-time, delivery and help the team proactively navigate timing risks using our professional scheduling tool Primavera P6.


In this role, you’ll be involved developing credible vehicle programme plans (VPFs), updating schedule progress, analysing and reporting on the critical path, and facilitating workshops to resolve timing disconnects.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead creation and management of integrated programme plans using Primavera P6.
  • Ensure credible delivery schedule in place; meeting quality metrics and baselined as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the programme and delivery teams to monitor and drive schedule progress.
  • Identify areas of risk and conflict within the plans and facilitate identification of mitigations.
  • Compile management reports and associated metrics to support senior reviews.
  • Provide planning guidance, advice, and coaching to the programme teams.
  • Drive process improvements and seek to develop and share knowledge with peers.
  • Ensure compliance with all data quality and systems alignment standards.



To be a successful Planner, it will help to have worked on major projects in new product development and leading creation and development of programme plans.


  • A planning mindset; including understanding the principles of schedule creation, management, and critical path analysis.
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills to enable you to identify, navigate, and help resolve any issues in the plan
  • Experience in the use of schedule management software (e.g. Primavera P6 or MS Project).
  • Programme Management qualifications (e.g. APM/PMP)



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At JLR we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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