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Production Planner

Production Planner

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    Blaze Furley

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    about 1 year ago

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Production Planner

Location: Leicester

Salary: £25k-£30k

My client is a large manufacturing business that is looking for a Production Planner to join their team. The right candidate must have experience in a comparable industry.

Purchasing Manager – Job Role:

  • Taking responsibility for generating, maintaining, and explaining what-if scenario planning to include optimal shift patterns for the factory and machinery requirements to reduce direct labour costs
  • Monitoring & reporting compliance to production plans via weekly KPI's
  • Driving actions through commercial to sell through obsolete stock
  • Planning in the introduction of new products & changes to existing SKU's in the planning process to meet launch deadlines in a cost effective and productive manner
  • Being accountable for producing and maintaining the 50-week, rough cut capacity plan to utilise the factories' capacity in the most cost-effective way
  • Being responsible for planning stock builds around downtime and speculative volume to avoid shortages and capacity constraints
  • Working with the Production and Factory Managers in carrying out effective and economic short term capacity checking, issuing new plans to availability / site scheduling to meet labour and other resource requirements
  • Translating the forecasts into business capacity plans with a defined outlook period, smoothing any peaks or drops in capacity to reduce labour costs whilst maintaining service to ensure lowest cost for the business
  • Managing opportunities for changing demand with customer teams effectively and swiftly to enable customer teams to realise their customer service agreements
  • Working with the Senior Managers in managing the introduction of new products & changes to existing sku's in the planning process to meet launch deadlines in a cost effective and productive manner
  • Upgrading systems and processes used so that planning becomes more automated and less time-consuming
  • Determine & track KPI metrics to measure production & planning performance
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain & Manufacturing to develop the MPS & adjust schedule based on
  • capacity, supply constraints, & forecasting changes
  • Facilitate S&OP process; coordinate with manufacturing, logistics, & sales on overall strategy as well as tactical fulfilment execution

Purchasing Manager – Person Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree desirable but not essential.
  • 5+ years of experience in planning, configuration management, or equivalent Skilled in using Office 365. Dynamics Business Central knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Excellent knowledge of manufacturing, inventory, production, procurement, materials flow, & production control planning
  • Experience & knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently & within a team environment
  • Detailed oriented & capable of analyzing situations/data