Production Planner

  • Job Reference: 1243
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2019
  • Recruiter: Supply Chain People Ltd
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £28,000 to £30,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Barbara Robertson
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Job Description

Production Planner

Responsible for managing all aspects of production and capacity planning for individual work centres across the manufacturing facility. This role will lead the implementation of associated control and planning processes; regularly liaise with the commercial, finance and procurement team for effective long-term capacity planning and SOP process. 


  • Determine and implement appropriate planning processes within the business
  • Produce capacity plan detail to enable forward resource planning of work centres.
  • Plan and schedule workflow for each work centre
  • Create, measure and achieve Daily/Weekly/monthly/quarterly production plan.
  • Reviewing MRP requirements to ensure component & raw material deliveries are scheduled in line with production requirements; reviewing purchase schedules and making necessary changes to align with forward production plan
  • Hold daily production meetings with work centre team leaders and update production plans where appropriate.

  • Quickly and effectively evaluate Production Plan change requests based on customer demand and material availability
  • Ensure MRP (E10) information is always live and accurate 
  • Work closely with the procurement team
  • Participate in weekly operations meetings and report on key metrics – efficiency, productivity, back orders and service.

Ideally, you’ll have more than three years’ experience in a complex fabrication assembly environment and be an ERP super user (Epicor, SAP etc).  You’ll have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent numerical and data skills, to build KPI reports (business object, Cognos, Crystal) and excel spreadsheets to influence stakeholders at all levels. 

On offer is a salary from £28,000 -£30,000, with 25 days holiday and pension.  Apply now!

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