Production Planner

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity to join a Beverage Manufacturing company as a Production Planner has arisen.
Our client who is based in South Hertfordshire / North West London would like to employ a Production Planner ASAP.

Duties and Responsibilities
· Ensures all operations are carried out according to company procedures, completes required
documentation, and carries out other tasks as directed by management.
· Provide encouragement and motivation to team members to perform in the responsibility areas listed
above and advise those not complying with good practice - never walk past a sub-standard situation
without taking action.
· Brief the production team at the start of each day (on line) to communicate information and ensure
properly organised. Use opportunity to provide encouragement and listen to any issues arising.
· Maintain an overview of production requirements and all factors affecting it:
coffee supply
material supply (laminates, cartons, labels, etc.)
space and storage constraints
break timing / cover
ensure all requirements are completed and booked by due date deadline.
variation in performance (machines behind or ahead of plan)
changes to plan
mechanical issues
· Provide organisation and communication (including to other departments) to minimise downtime,
planning ahead to anticipate and prevent problems occurring.
· Effectively communicate changes to plan to all those affected and ensure properly organised to
minimise any disruption.
· Monitor performance and be aware of all measures under his/her control. Prioritise and actively work
to improve performance.
· Strive to attain zero defects and zero wastage both through on-line supervision and longer term projects.
· Feed back opportunities for improvement and reasons for poor performance to management and actively
participate in identifying and implementing solutions.
· Assess the potential of individuals and develop them as appropriate with the support of management /
training staff. Develop the team to ensure flexibility, including multi-skilling and delegating team
leader tasks.
· Cover the Despatch Manager’s absence (meetings, sickness, holiday, etc.), assuming full responsibility
for the role as in separate job description.
· Maintain the QA systems& BRC acreditation.

Ensure correct personal presentation and adherence to Company Code of Hygiene.
Key Attributes
· Thinking ahead.
· Decision making
· Numerate
· Consideration for others.
· Able to motivate staff.
· Conscientious

· Maintain clean and hygienic workplace.
· Ensure only trained personnel operate powered handling equipment.
· To take reasonable care for the Health &Safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected
by his/her acts or omissions.
· Regarding any duty or requirement imposed on his/her employer or on any other person by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to co-operate with him so far as is necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.
· Health & Safety
· Fire Safety Officer

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