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Production Planner


Job Description:

Production Planner


Competitive Salary BOE

Responsible for the production planning of works orders for customer order and buffer stock manufacture for relevant customers and own-brand products. This role will play a crucial role in optimizing production efficiency, ensuring on-time delivery, and maintaining optimal inventory levels in our fast-paced environment.

Production Planner key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain demand schedule for new and existing orders on the MRP system.
  • Maintain MRP system integrity to achieve release of works orders to agreed timeframes.
  • Liaise with manufacturing teams to ensure any issues affecting delivery are recognised and solutions identified.
  • Production capacity planning of works orders to fulfil sales demand, balancing customer delivery requirements, available capacity and component availability.
  • Coordinate with Sales, Procurement, and other relevant departments to ensure accurate and timely order fulfilment.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement best practices to enhance production efficiency.
  • Any other duties as required by Operations. 


Production Planner Metrics:

  • Develop and maintain production schedules to ensure timely delivery of products.
  • Collaborate with various departments to gather information on production capacity, material availability, and resource constraints.
  • Assess production capacity and identify potential bottlenecks.
  • Work closely with production teams to balance workloads and optimize resource utilization.
  • Develop best practices and tools for MRP implementation and its management
  • Periodic review, adjustment and reporting of minimum stock levels and re-order quantities of own brand and key customer finished goods.

Production Planner Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience on MRP, CRM systems is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills and manner (written, phone, face-to-face)
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • High Level of numerical accuracy

Production Planner Behavioural Competencies/Physical requirements:

  • Highly organised with meticulous attention to detail
  • Great communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Positive attitude with excellent interpersonal skills

Thank you for your application. Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are not able to respond to every application personally, therefore, if you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. To see our other available vacancies please visit our website.