Production Planner

Posted 22 May 2023
Salary £32000 - £37000 per annum + lucrative bonus
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameChris Quinn

Job description

Vickerstock are working in partnership with an industry leading design and manufacturing firm based in Bangor on the appointment of an experienced Production Planner.

What's in it for you?

  • 4 day week (Mon - Thurs 7am - 5.30pm)

  • Highly competitive starting salary

  • Medical insurance for you and your family

  • Rewards Gateway app - discount on 700 retailers

In your new role:

  • You will be responsible for planning and scheduling the demand for the relevant department

  • Identify & resolve any conflicts within the schedule, materials, or labour, to ensure the smooth day to day running of the production line

  • Maintain target inventory levels and generate options to resolve low/ high stock conditions

  • Develop and maintain key working relationships with all relevant departments within the business

  • Communicate, control, and manage short term capacity changes

  • Communicate the production plan to the relevant personnel

  • Closely manage production and analyse compared to plan

  • Ensure you have a solid understanding of current factory processes

  • Proactively work to evaluate and supply short term changes in demand

  • Close jobs on a daily basis, resolving any issues with materials

  • Maintain all data and calendars for the scheduling system

  • Monitor data in all planning systems and amend/identify issues

  • Identify system improvements to help improve performance

  • Ensure scheduling system updated on time

  • Implement material changes in order to to minimise material write off

  • Control new materials introduction, including availability of trial quantities

  • Identify material standardisation opportunities

  • Coordinate the use of potentially obsolete raw materials.

  • Manage run in/ run out of materials as required to minimise costs

What you will need to succeed:

  • A minimum of 18 months experience working in a Production Planning / Scheduling role within a manufacturing environment

  • A good understanding of the Production Process

  • Experience in using MRP System and highly proficient in all Microsoft Office packages

For a confidential conversation on how Vickerstock can support you with your next move, get in touch with Chris our Supply Chain specialist today.