Production Planner

Market related
01 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Dale King
Contract Type
Full Time

Production Planner
Watton, Norfolk
Competitve Salary on offer plus benefits 

Are you an experienced Production Planner who is used to planning production in an manufacturing  / engineering environment. If so my client is looking for you to join their team ...

As the Production Planner your main duty will be to support a culture of improvement and development initiatives to include:

  • Process improvements to reduce build times and cost of build
  • Produce reports to enable the Operations Manager to carry out the following:
  • Adherence to plan
  • On time delivery
  • Waste
  • Direct versus indirect labour proportions
  • Labour and material variances reporting and identifying improvements

Additional duties will include:

  • Maintain management information and liaise with other departmental heads to facilitate the efficient use of all production resources using the Company’s ERP system.
  • Produce a weekly production schedule for manufacturing and production staff.
  • Plan Works Orders for production based on customer demand, staff and materials availability.
  • Reschedule works orders as and when priorities change.
  • Work with the Operations Management team to determine the best manufacturing routes for products.
  • Be part of the ongoing review of the production schedule with shop floor supervisors to ensure it is realistic to achieve JIT assembly / manufacture.
  • Produce On-Time Delivery performance metrics for each production team.
  • To work in conjunction with the cross functional design engineering team to co-ordinate planned critical milestone dates, and monitor these against equipment / production staff availability and the overall production plan.
  • To carry out ongoing assessment with the Production & Engineering Manager’s and amend production cycle times in the planning system as appropriate.
  • Liaising with the Senior Project Engineers, Planner, Purchasing and Stores to ensure that production outputs are met.
  • Attend weekly production meetings and record the outcome and actions of the meeting.
  • Liaise with procurement to ensure that all parts are delivered on time and that all Projects build dates are met. 
  • Ensure that all parts that are produced / painted / manufactured by outside agencies are in line with project milestone dates.

In terms of qualifications you will ideally possess ONC / HNC / "A Level" as a minimum.

This is a full time permanent role. A full job specification is available on application if required.