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Job Title

Production Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
LocationsWest Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted26 November 2018

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To implement and prioritise all production planning into manufacturing, ensuring the highest standards of customer focus into all aspects of the planning activity, that meet customer’s agreed on time delivery targets while maximising the cost effective use of production resources and minimising stock levels.

Client Details

My client is a leading FMCG Manufacturing organisation based in Worcestershire

  • As production levels grow significantly, continuously drive efficiencies through the planning process to meet increasingly higher standards of performance, including the company’s commitment to 100% on time delivery of packs and top product lines.

  • With the supply co-ordinators, develop and implement planning strategies that will allow the business to significantly decrease its stock holding while always meeting its performance standards

  • Part of the team to implement, and then maintain, Demand Planning software as the primary forecasting system tool.

  • Liaising with Customer Care and Sales teams regarding stocking levels and delivery dates, particularly for new business, requiring strong, clear and effective communication.

  • Liaise with production management/supply chain to prevent/resolve shortages in materials or labour to ensure production plan is completed on time.

  • Accurately issue the Batch Reports in line with Production Plans on a daily frequency basis.

  • Monitor progress of the production plan/schedule via IFS data ensuring we keep our customers informed of changes that may affect expected delivery dates.

  • Proactively review manufacturing status against customer order expectations implementing solutions where appropriate.

  • Develop strong working relationships with key areas of the production operations, such as Supply Chain, Specifications, Kitting up and QC.

  • Maintain customer demand forecast which incorporates current and accurate market information that allows the company to correctly predict customer demand and provide its supply chain with the appropriate information to plan how to meet that customer demand.

  • Provide input to the supply co-ordinators in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.

  • Closely coordinate and communicate customer action plans and forecasts with supply co-ordinators.

  • Utilise a collaborative approach by working with Sales, Marketing and Product Managers to obtain and ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts for KMF product.

  • Computer Literacy (Advanced level)
  • Experience in a similar role, including master scheduling/demand forecasting via MRP systems within a high pressurised sales driven manufacturing environment, ideally with high SKU count.
  • Customer Visits (occasional) moderately complex/routine contact occasionally sensitive.
  • Suppliers (occasional) complex information, sensitive contact.

Job Offer

Competitive Salary

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