Production Planner

We are seeking a Production Planner to be responsible for creating, modifying and maintaining the production plan.

The role will require close liaison with the Sales, Production and Procurement Departments to achieve On-Time Delivery (OTD).

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and issue production schedules using MRP and supporting systems to meet shipping dates, according to sales forecasts or customer orders and in line with manufacturing lead times.

  • Generate a plan to optimise production resource using rough cut capacity planning

  • Liaise with the Procurement Department to ensure materials are delivered on time and in line with production requirements

  • Modify schedules to meet fast-turn demand and/or drop-in orders

  • Liaise with the production, procurement and sales teams when production schedules are modified as required

  • Measure delivery performance, highlighting any issues

  • Maintain finished goods inventory to agreed levels including safety stocks, highlighting changes in demand patterns

  • Maintain the ERP system ensuring it is kept up to date with any product movements so that accurate demand information is provided for the Procurement Department.

The successful candidate will have experience of production scheduling in a manufacturing environment.

Other attributes and skills will include:-

  • Excellent communication skills and team ethic

  • Experience of advanced planning systems and methodology

  • Good general computer skills including MRP, ERP and MS Office

  • Flexible and conscientious working attitude

  • Proactive and responsive

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