Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Lead Planner


Job Description:

Join Our Dynamic Team as a Lead Planner


Are you ready to be at the forefront of a thriving engineering organization on the brink of expansion? We're seeking a talented Lead Planner to join our ranks and spearhead our planning efforts as we embark on this exciting journey.


As our Lead Planner, you'll play a pivotal role in overseeing a small team while working closely alongside the Supply Chain Manager. Your duties will be diverse and impactful, ensuring the smooth operation of our production processes. Here's what you'll be doing:


Maintain the accuracy of daily production schedules across all departments, setting achievable targets.

Utilize capacity planning tools to recommend necessary adjustments to production rates and line configurations, optimizing available labor resources.

' Evaluate the impact of expedited orders on production plans, providing crucial feedback to Customer Service Specialists.

Analyze performance metrics, sales orders, and forecasts to identify risks and recommend corrective actions to the Supply Chain Manager.

Over the first year, work towards developing and maintaining a Master Production Schedule, minimizing past due orders.

Foster the growth, mentorship, and development of the planning team, nurturing talent within our organization.

" Collaborate closely with the purchasing team to communicate material shortages and ensure timely availability to meet production schedules.

Implement and refine planning processes and methodologies to enhance on-time delivery performance.


To excel as the Lead Planner you'll need:


Proven experience in a similar position within an engineering manufacturing environment.

Competitive salary ranging from £45k to £55k, complemented by a company bonus scheme.

25 days of holiday entitlement to recharge and unwind.

Great benefits package, ensuring your well-being and satisfaction.


If you're passionate about driving operational excellence and thrive in a dynamic, growth-oriented environment, we want to hear from you! Join us in shaping the future of our organization and take your career to new heights. Apply now to seize this exciting opportunity!


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.

*Please also note that our client are not in a position to support immediate or any future sponsorship for candidates who require this support to work in the UK. If you would like to discuss further, please submit a 'Contact Us' via our website, where you can also browse our other vacancies. 



  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    + BONUS!

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing
  • Years Experience

    5+ years

  • Career Level

    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

  • Educational level

    HND/HNC or equivalent