Production Planner

Aerospace Component Manufacturing company based in Consett, County Durham requires experienced Production Planners.

As Production Planner, you will be responsible for optimising the planning and procurement processes including the production plan, stock holding and increasing production stability.

You will work with Demand Planning and commercial team on future demand projections and stock availability.

The role is key to the development of Supply Chain processes in order to support Inbound Logistics and minimise manufacturing issues.

You will work closely with other company sites, suppliers and purchasing to ensure process concerns are minimised.

You will work proactively to identify potential component obsolescence and support implementation of corrective solutions. 


-       Substantial experience in a production or demand planning role

-       Proven experience of driving systemised improvements to logistics processes

-       Demonstrable people management experience within the Supply Chain function

-       Experience in the Aerospace industry and understanding of AS 9100 standards would be advantageous

Responsibilities will fall under the following headings:

Master Production Schedule/Sales & Operations Planning
Production & Capacity Planning
Materials Control
Parameter maintenance and change control
Inbound logistics for the manufacturing supply chain
Skills & Experiences

-       Self-motivated and confident when taking responsibility for all areas of work

-       Sound decision making and problem solving skills

-       Proven Project management skills

-       Excellent analytical skills in order to monitor and manage KPI’s

-       Good IT, written and verbal communication skills

-       Highly developed customer facing presentation skills

-       A team player with excellent motivational leadership skills

-       Ability to interface and communicate effectively with all levels of employees, management, and internal/external customers.

-       Knowledge of the Lean principles Kanban, JIT, Value Stream Mapping, 8 wastes


Candidates must have relevant experience and associated qualifications in line with the above.

Note to Recruitment Agencies - This recruitment campaign is a managed service agreement.

Direct approaches to the client will not be accepted.

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