Production Planner

Production Planner
Posted 8 months ago

I’m currently recruiting for a Production Planner to join an award-winning supplier of raw materials. We are looking for someone who thrives under pressure and works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Key Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Join a company that are industry leaders with over 30 years’ experience
  • 24 days holiday + bank holidays, (includes Christmas shut down each year)
  • Employee Discount Scheme (Reward Gateway)
  • Corporate Eyecare vouchers
  • Long service awards
  • Company Pension Scheme

The Role:

  • Day to day scheduling of all production, ensuring that orders are planned to meet customer delivery requirements.
  • Purchase raw materials, packaging and consumables to meet production requirements.
  • Ensure that all outstanding orders are managed with confirmed delivery dates from the supplier.
  • Continually review capacity, material and resource availability ensuring that the production plan is achievable.
  • Ensure that the daily production plans are created in a timely fashion.
  • Review sales enquiries and provide delivery dates based on material availability, capacity, and internal lead times.
  • Work closely with the department managers, ensuring that when issues arise the plan is updated, and sales are
  • informed of the delivery impact to pass on to the customer.
  • Monitor inventory levels against agreed target levels.
  • Proactively involved in continuous improvement activities within own area of expertise.

The Candidate:

  • Team player and able to work with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt and confidently navigate challenges that may arise such as machinery downtime, delayed deliveries, challenging deadlines and occasional absenteeism.
  • Previous experience in a Production Planning role
  • Highly organised
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Decisive and analytical in decision-making/ problem solving
  • Cool and calm under pressure
  • Relevant qualification or studying towards (e.g. CIPS, business management qualification or supply chain)
  • Effective communication.
  • Highly organised.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Decisive and analytical in decision-making/ problem solving.
  • Cool and calm under pressure.

Job Features

Job CategoryProduction Planner
Salary£28,000 – £32,000
Working Hours08:00am – 4:30pm

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