Production Planner

Posted 1 month ago

Production Planner

Inspire Resourcing have an opportunity available for a Production Planner. This role is due to continued growth and requires someone to understand engineering process/manufacturing.

  • Understand production capacity
  • Agree orders lead-times with the sales team
  • Produce daily/weekly / Monthly master production schedule for the Operations Team
  • Monitor delivery to customer lead times and maximise production capacity in the most efficient way
  • Liaise with Sales / Operations daily
  • Communicate with sales and production teams to produce production plans and manage adherence to these, advising senior management of any deviations
  • Highlight production plan deviations to understand root causes and implement improvements or corrective actions
  • Monitor and validate production routings and standard process times to calculate true production capacity
  • Collate and input production data into MRP system ensuring data accuracy and integrity
  • Positively challenge assumptions about production capability using data
  • Working with forecasted demand anticipate and communicate possible future bottlenecks
  • Understand machine reliability and off-line maintenance and its possible impact on future capacity
  • Identify areas of agility in the plan to address any ‘specials’ or re-work requirements and communicate to the sales and customer teams
  • Research and explore MRP full functionality, introducing modules/unused functions to the business which are appropriate for effective planning in the company environment
  • Develop an understanding of production routes and processes across the product mix to increase ability to plan effectively
  • Run production meetings to present information and data on plan adherence and any changes to the plan, ensuring that Production Manager / Supervisors fully understand the expectation
  Essential Experience
  • Previous experience in a Production planning role in a high mix, multi process, medium volume manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Deep understanding and use of a range of MRP systems
  • Data capture, interrogation and analysis in a complex production environment
  • Experience of challenging and questioning experienced production team
  • Making decisions using data
  • Excellent IT skills and experience, especially Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication, able to present to board and convey production plans to production teams
  • Strength of character and confident in decision making
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Analytical mindset able to spot trends in large volumes of data
  • Able to embrace and encourage change
  • Positive outlook
Salary 30-35K Excellent Holidays and Pension Scheme <

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Job CategoryIndustrial

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