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Job Title

Production Scheduler

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £33,000 per annum
LocationsSouth Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted06 April 2018

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Working out of a major manufacturing base in Sheffield with the capability to produce metallic components through a multitude of different processes, this organisation need to add a Production Scheduler to support growth and strengthen their planning team.

Client Details

Michael Page have partnered with a global precision manufacturing business with over 10 sites worldwide and a large workforce numbering in the thousands. Delivering safety critical and highly complex solutions to markets which require ultimate reliability in the quality and timely delivery of their suppliers, this business have a stellar reputation for customer satisfaction.


As the Production Scheduler within this business you will be responsible for the following.

  • Translate MPS, MRP and Kanban signals into finite production schedules for identified bottleneck/constrained resources within assigned value stream(s).
  • Routinely review and agree finite production schedules with all key operational stakeholders ensuring bottleneck/constrained resources are appropriately loaded in order to ensure the site MPS is delivered in full, and OEE and customer service targets are met and exceeded.
  • Routinely produce/update and issue work-to-lists and WIP trackers for agreed bottleneck/constrained resources to all key operational stakeholders.
  • Attend daily business unit meetings for assigned value stream(s) ensuring all schedule related issues impacting delivery of the site MPS are highlighted, reviewed and actioned by the relevant personnel.
  • Routinely communicate agreed production schedules and exceptional issues, including the agreed recovery plan, to the relevant Customer Program Manager for onward discussion with the external customer.
  • Ensure all MRP messages and/or warnings are actioned promptly and escalated to an appropriate team member where this isn’t possible.
  • Raise and receipt all production jobs within the business ERP system ensuring each job is accurately represented both in terms of timing to current operation and completion, and quantity of ‘good’ parts.
  • Allocate all required materials to production jobs within the business ERP system ensuring relevant quality guidelines are adhered to at all times.
    • In conjunction with the business unit engineering lead maintain ERP system data integrity for all production/operational related fields including agreed lot sizes, resource allocation and operation timings.
    • Develop and maintain relevant standard operating procedures and/or work instructions.

  • Proactively contribute to the development of the supply chain in terms of service improvement and overall cost reduction.


The successful candidate for the Production Scheduler role will ideally have the following key skills and qualities.

  • Demonstrated experience within production planning/scheduling in a fast paced, regulated, precision engineering environment

  • Excellent attention to detail with a capacity to recognise problems and proactively resolve where possible, and escalate as necessary

  • Strong numerical and analytic skills with a methodical and organised approach to work

  • Works well under pressure within a busy office environment with the ability to prioritise multiple competing tasks

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Team player

  • Experience using a business ERP system in a manufacturing environment

Job Offer

£30,000 - £33,000

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