Production Planner

Posted on: 2019-02-01

Sector: Manufacturing

Location: Berkshire

Type: Permanent / Full Time


Production Planner
£32,000 DOE
Our client is a manufacturing company that acts as a market leader in their field and are now requiring a Production Planner to join their Customer Services team. To fit with the company’s great working environment, you must be able to work strongly as part of a team and build effective relationships both internally and externally, but most importantly – provide a top-class customer experience.
The role plays a vital part within the company and requires someone who can coordinate work across a range of different departments, managing demand and find ways to improve processes moving forward. Overall, the goal is to fulfil customer requirements by optimising the manufacturing plants capacity and balancing workloads to ensure orders are met in a timely manner.
If you are driven and thrive within a fast-paced work environment, then this is the right role for you.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with customer service coordinators daily to ensure:
  • Orders are scheduled for correct dates, Reserves are released at the appropriate time and reviewed
  • Despatches and lead-times are optimised
  • Stock is operated to meet customer agreements and needs
  • To load to enable the factory to produce 24 hours ahead
  • Balance load, gaps and orders across machines to maximise capacity and up-time
  • Where appropriate order board and book through GPT system
  • Attend capacity call meetings with relevant data to gain quick decisions daily, and SOP meetings monthly
  • Direct offload to other factories, and in to Thatcham, as needs dictate
  • To ensure correct machines speeds are on the system, to ensure optimum loading at all times

Skills Required:

  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • PC Literate, working knowledge of GPT system preferred
  • Self-motivated and committed with proven time management skills
  • Consistent accurate attention to detail
  • A flexible and adaptable attitude
  • Organised with ability to work under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Team and Customer orientated
  • Previous experience of working in a sales environment essential

Consultant Details

Tom Martin

Senior Recruitment Consultant

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