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Job Title

Production Scheduler

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted25 October 2017

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To plan, control and co-ordinate material and sub-assemblies and all WIP for specific development and production contracts. To assist development of the companies systems and procedures for controlling material and WIP.

Client Details

I'm currently recruiting a production scheduler to join a business who are based in Bradford that specialise in advanced technology for the Defence & Space sectors, this also expands into other markets.


Main responsibilities for the production scheduler role will be:
  • To communicate with other Operations staff and service departments regarding production information and plans and to highlight in advance any potential problems.
  • To manage the MRP Order Action reports, Shortage reports and Exception Message reports on at least a weekly basis in order to meet schedule adherence.
  • To process and respond to output reports of the XA ERP system.
  • Carry out ERP system transactions for all WIP and stock movement on the shop floor and to physically move items through manufacturing operations stages.
  • To ensure accurate Bills of Materials for each contract/job are being used.
  • To ensure all planning requirement information within TD&S is used accurately both within and outside of the ERP system and update as required.
  • To install, manage and utilise in process KANBAN’s and visual controls to enable desired Takt time and one piece flow
  • Required to know WIP position and physical locations for all work in progress
  • Management and update of any line side feed stock on the shop floor, 2bin systems and consumables shelf life stocks
  • To issue kitting paperwork to the Stores department to schedule and check the kitting for any shortages and to ensure shortages are cleared
  • To liaise with all service departments outside of operations and to issue work requirements to service groups and supply areas as required.
  • Chase any material and WIP requirements in order to meet production targets and highlight immediately any issues which will result in the targets not being achieved and feed back this information into the system.
  • To attend contract reviews and other meetings as required.
  • Assist in Work In Progress (WIP) counts and Stock checks.
  • Ensure latest issue of Manufacturing Data Pack (MDP) is released and used in Production.


The successful Production scheduler will join the team in Bradford and will have the following key skills and qualities.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Have controlled parts supply to production areas ideally within an ERP system / Microsoft AX and have experience of marshalling a complex range of parts to the point of consumption, just in time and fit for immediate us
  • Be familiar with 5s waste reduction and innovative material handling methods within a complex capital goods manufacturing business.
  • Be able to address and challenge the traditional methods and approaches presently within production and to further develop logistics methods to support overall productivity improvements.
  • To be able to liaise with and provide effective feedback to both supply areas and planning functions to support adherence to the production plan.
  • Come from an electronics, aerospace or automotive background.

Job Offer

£30,000 - £35,000

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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