Production Planner

£25,000 - £30,000 DEP ON EXP
Ellesmere Port


Karen Dennis
07909 489748

As Production Planner you’ll be working within a small team, planning and preparing forecasting, delivery and production schedules providing the link between the commercial and operations team.  You will help ensure the smooth transition within the supply chain, ensuring customer needs are met within the quality specification.


You will ensure the efficient use of resources to support the on time delivery to all customers, whilst operating in a safe manner.


Key duties:

  • Efficient use of the MRP system
  • Timely ordering of all raw materials
  • Communicating with suppliers to ensure is delivered to meet customer SLAs
  • Booking in and controlling all goods/raw materials
  • Strict adherence to material control procedures
  • Management of the transport fleet to ensure lowest deliver costs
  • Ensuring deliver of all agreed operating plans
  • Monitoring and managing the consumable item spend for the site
  • Applying LEAN manufacturing principles in all areas
  • Ensuring right first time quality, reducing scrap and completing root cause analysis to ensure repeat failures are removed
  • Investigating all customer complaints, identifying root cause


Key skills and experienced required:

  • Lean knowledge eg Kanban, SMED required
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Strong IT skills – MS Excel, MRP systems experience of fleet management in FMGC or automotive
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Tenacious, resilient, positive can do’ attitude is essential
  • Degree or equivalent in business or supply chain would be an advantage
  • Supervisory experience would be beneficial


Hours of work: Monday – Thursday, 8.15am – 5.00pm, Friday, 8.15am

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