Production Planner

£25000 - £26000

Job Description

Our Ashby-de-la-Zouch based client are seeking a Production Planner to join their team. You will be responsible for the scheduling of production through the UK manufacturing operation.
Please note this is a Maternity Cover contract until Christmas.
Up to 26k depending on experience.
Monday – Friday office hours.
Production Planner – The Role:

  • To produce a manufacturing schedule within appropriate inventory levels to ensure the continuation of supply.
  • To liaise with other members of the sales , purchasing and planning departments and to formulate and co-ordinate a weekly production plan for all production areas, taking into account all material availability, capacity constraints and sock holding.
  • To provide first line contact between manufacturing, purchasing and customer service.
  • To manage production works order quantities to optimise manufacturing efficiencies as long as this does not have a detrimental effect on the stock holding value.
  • To create new production works orders from Back to Back requests, MRP generated demand and China Gap Analysis report.
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Department to identify raw material requirements and request the attempted expediting of any urgently needed items.
  • To raise deviation forms where we move away from the standard production specification, then track these through and log in CRM once completed.
  • To carry out such other duties as requested from time to time by management.

Production Planner – The Candidate:

  • Candidates must have experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent telephone manner and good communication skills.
  • Competent with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a team.