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Job Title

Production Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£32,000 to £34,000 per annum
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management
Date Posted29 October 2018

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The Production Planner, in coordination with the Planning Manager and the Production Control department, will provide an integrated production, planning and scheduling service to internal and external stakeholders, maximising the benefits available via the MRP and ERP system. The Production Planner will ensure that the right resource is available internally when required to meet the customer volume demands and on time delivery of projects.

Client Details

My client, an engineering group focused on their core capability serving large global markets in a variety of industries.


The Production Planner will be responsible for planning, scheduling and preparing detailed, production project and resource plans in order to feed into the overall capacity plan.

  • Working with the Value Stream Managers to update the product part plans against product progress on the shop floor
  • Create timing and resource plans for Production, Supply Chain, Commercial, and Project Man-management and Engineering departments. Plan and establish production schedules for multiple products with maximum performance and minimum delay.
  • Monitor materials inventories, track progress of production and review factors which affect schedules to ensure on time deliveries.
  • Create and update production routing and provide suitable production plans to enable all products manufactured in-house being delivered on time.
  • Review scheduling requirements and schedule production for specified products and production lines, whilst ensuring understanding of all constraints on the planned lines in order to achieve scheduled deadlines
  • Responsibility for determining the production capacity needed by an organisation to meet changing demands for its products.
  • Plan for future capacity requirements in a short time frame, ensuring it is in line with the operations of relevant departments and standard operating procedures.
  • Update production plans in each department according to the Master Production Schedule (Time lines and List of jobs).


What they need from you.

  • Excellent relevant production planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of engineering/manufacturing and batch planning, working within a precision manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Strong skills, knowledge and experience of ERP and MRP
  • Ability to develop product time lines from raw process cycle time, set up time, switch over times and average interruptions.
  • Experience of working in a lean environment and with Lean manufacturing tools and techniques is desirable.

*The successful candidate will be required to ‘hit the ground running’ and quickly understand the key challenges and opportunities. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and driving strategy and comfortable balancing both short and long-term results

Job Offer

£32,000- £34,000 Base + Package

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