Production Planner

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Kent
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 May 2021
Closes
22 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
We have an urgent requirement for an experienced Production Scheduler / Planner for around 6 months.
Main responsibilities will include:
Using APO and other tools, schedule production weekly, daily and hourly for the relevant production lines, to meet the needs of the master production plan and customer orders, within inventory, allergens and efficiency constraints.
Monitor progress against the schedule through frequent contact with production, making adjustments as necessary, according to priorities and constraints.
In conjunction with supply planning, maintain the parameters within scheduling tools (eg working calendar, CHARMAT etc) for the appropriate lines and products to manage the constraints of seasonality, holidays, business change etc.
Produce ad hoc management reports as required.
Attend business reviews and participate in "cell" and project team activity as required, to meet the needs of the business.
Comply with all the rules concerning Health and Safety, to ensure that all equipment is operated safely and to report any accident, injury or unsafe practice in accordance with procedures.

Experience / Knowledge / Education
A graduate (or similar) in a Business related subject preferred, or a good standard of general education, particularly numeracy.
Relevant demonstrable work experience in a similar role.
Competent PC Skills - past exposure to planning using MRP and other systems
Competent user of SAP, APO and Excel.
Ability to remain calm under pressure
Customer focused and committed to building effective internal and external working relationships
Good organisational and planning skills
Competent written and oral communication skills, including ability to give effective presentations.
Experience of working in a food manufacturing environment

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

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