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Job Title

Production Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
LocationsStaffordshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted06 September 2018

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  • Planning of the production facilities in-line with group planning model.
  • Creation of production plans for the manufacturing areas

Client Details

My client is a leading automotive manufacturer based in Walsall


  • To focus on planning for service requirements in addition to supporting daily production planning
  • To understand customer requirements using Baan system.
  • Create plan for the production facilities (monthly fixed plan / weekly plan / daily plan).
  • Daily meeting with the logistics team / production team, to understand plan v actual and feedback deviation actions relating to stocks.
  • Support weekly production planning review to understand ‘c’ reference / project / maintenance requirements.
  • Update stock data / Customer % Split data / WIP targets on a monthly basis and join the Monthly planning and strategy meetings.
  • Management of stock levels in-line with agreed monthly targets.
  • Define in process WIP targets (min/max) between different material flows.
  • Support the internal Lean Manufacturing objectives (Syncro planning project).
  • Liaise with other planner to ensure respective plans will be achieved.
  • Liaise with purchasing and customer technicians to ensure production plans are achieved.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationship with customers, suppliers and all internal departments.
  • Provide daily / weekly availability of spares parts against scheduled demand.
  • Effectively maintain clear and transparent communication through telephone conversations and email correspondence.
  • Accurately maintain Baan database with status of raw and FG material.
  • Perform accurate planning for all service parts for distribution and place orders accordingly to avoid any stock shortages, keeping in mind mass production requirements.

  • Planning and problem solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Automotive experience.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of ERP systems (preferably Baan), Excel Spreadsheets, JIT, Kanban, inventory control.
  • Proactive with ability to work well under pressure in a fast moving environment.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Flexible approach to working, in terms of hours to ensure targets are met.
  • Good problem solving skills with ability to work using your own initiative.
  • Flexible approach to working hours, including shifts when required

Job Offer

Competitive salary

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