Reference Code:  64130

Production Scheduling Manager


West Malling/Hybrid Working, KEN, GB


Since Watchfinder & Co. was first founded in 2002, it has grown to become the premier resource from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. With thousands of watches available from more than 50 brands, including Rolex, Omega, IWC and more, plus boutiques across the UK and a manufacturer certified service centre, Watchfinder has established itself as the top pre-owned watch specialist.

We are on the search for an experienced, manufacturing professional to join our accredited service centre at our central HQ in Kent to lead the servicing planning processes and continuous improvement projects across our UK and Spain locations. This is an exciting, brand-new opportunity for an experienced Production Scheduling manager to join the organisation and become an integral part of the continued growth at Watchfinder.

Key to the expansion this is an immediate need for a Production Scheduling Manager to support the teams, implement, and maintain an effective scheduling process to achieve production objectives for our network of service platforms. Reporting to the Global Servicing Director, the Senior Production Scheduling Manager will monitor workflows and schedules to ensure on-time delivery and identify and implement relevant KPI’s and reports to monitor activities across both locations.



  • Create a middle term & long-term view of adequate workload/capacity in line with our business forecasts
  • Monitor the production plan, assess deviation to plan and identify corrective actions
  • Adjust workload/capacity in the short term
  • Adjust scheduling based on production activity
  • Develop weekly/periodic servicing reports
  • Monitor workflow and schedules to ensure on-time delivery
  • Lead projects to implement lean manufacturing in the different steps of our production process
  • Lead and contribute to continuous improvements in our production activity
  • Propose enhancements to our IT systems and take part in projects
  • Work with the technical managers of the servicing centers to review actual productivity and maintain WIP at a low level



  • Balance workload/capacity with subcontractors
  • Plan the workload based on capacity of subcontractors and plan the periodic work to be subcontracted in our different regions
  • Monitoring of subcontracting vs plans



  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience in production scheduling and mapping value streams
  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • Strong analytical skills and clear communicator
  • Ability to dive into details as well as keeping an analytic & strategic view
  • Organized with strong problem-solving skills and client centric orientation
  • High level of social sensitivity and cultural awareness to build successful and collaborative relationships with team members and managers across all levels of our organization
  • Approachable, able to learn rapidly to integrate a new organization
  • Values of integrity, loyalty, and respect




As a significant member of the Watchfinder community, you are also part of a much bigger family at Richemont. We strongly believe in internal development, mobility and offering various opportunities to enhance both your personal and professional development. At Watchfinder, you will find a passionate and a collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Connected, Curious, Innovative and Inclusivity. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence.


You will have the opportunity for your voice to be heard, drive change, and make a real impact from day one. This is a fast-growing company, going through an exciting period of change from a UK centric business to an international company. Giving you the opportunity to grow and gain further opportunities in the future.


 On top of this we offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes:


  • Private healthcare and dental
  • Life Assurance/Income Protection
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Holiday scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistant programme
  • Extensive group discounts