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Production Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£28,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsSouth Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs
Date Posted02 June 2017

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To provide Planning support to ensure that new products and processes are introduced in an effective and timely manner to cost and timescale targets. To employ best practice in generating the production plan to obtain the most efficient factory performance possible whilst achieving Customer demand OTIF.

Client Details

I'm currently recruiting a Production planner, for a trusted client who we've worked with on a number of roles. Based in Sheffield, they are a well-known and respected business within the Aerospace and Manufacturing [link removed] client is looking to recruit as they've recently seen an increase in customers demand. As a business they have some great values, they put a lot of focus into their people which generates fantastic results, they firmly believe in training and development and offer a lot of support to get the best out of their staff.


The client which I'm recruiting for believe in focusing on their customers, as the production planner you will be responsible for closely managing the customer accounts, to drive the best results for the team. You will have to communicate to all departments to ensure that the manufacturing process runs as smoothly as possible.

Below are some of the following responsibilities:

    • Scheduling and Demand – Receive and analyse Customer schedules (or Forecasts) and generate the development production plan. Plan to relevant teams and report on adherence to plan and impact to Customer.
    • Inventory Management - Responsible for employing optimal inventory practices. Generate WIP levels to satisfy development programme and Customer buffer expectations whilst managing obsolete, scrap, non-conforming and aged/dwelling WIP. Liaison with Purchasing Department to establish that correct raw materials are sourced on time.
    • Capacity Planning - Working closely with other Planners & BU Team to understand my clients existing hours plan, load and capacity on key pieces of equipment and manning requirements when composing the Production Plan. Contribute clear updates of demand requirements as part of the Sales Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) process.


Ideally the successful candidates for the Production Planner role will have some of the following key skills and qualities:

  • Experience MRP and Production Planning

  • Knowledge of NPDI and project management systems

  • High level of competence in general IT skills

  • Good interpersonal skills, particularly team working

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to achieve deadlines consistently

  • Ability to compose clear and concise documentation

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Ability to work under own initiative

  • Excellent analytically skills with an ability to compile a reasoned justification

  • French as a second language very beneficial in liaising with our Customer base.

Job Offer

Salary £28k-£30k

8.30-16.30 Monday/Thursday - 13.30 Friday

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