Production Planner

Recruiter
Corporate Technical Management
Location
Eastbourne
Posted
13 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Production Planner

Reports to: Purchasing & Planning Manager

Location: East Sussex, UK

JOB PURPOSE/PRIMARY OBJECTIVE

The main purpose of this role will be:

To provide a forward-looking planning function for all products that: -

• Maximises our Shipping Performance and achieves our On-time Delivery Goals

• Exceeds our Customers’ expectations

• Drives Continuous improvement

• Co-ordinates activities and processes to ensure that “Stock-outs” are minimised

• Interacts between Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain functions

• This role requires effective interaction with Team Leaders to ensure On-time Delivery

• Ensures that all processes and procedures are adhered to

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

The main requirements and employee accountabilities are:

• Be involved in Order Input Control Process - Liaise with Sales on delivery dates, agree delivery dates prior to Order Input

• Take Ownership of, and plan all products through Manufacturing Cells

• Maximise use of the order management system and ensure visibility of all orders

• Identify critical items and issues, and resolve them

• Cross-functional communication and co-ordination to minimise delays

• Investigate available capacity vs. likely load

• Produce and publish metrics as required

• Support function for team members in production and purchasing during absences

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The essential skills/experience required for this role are:

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential

• Engineering competence in relation to machining and assembly and a suitable level of product and organisational familiarisation is a distinct advantage

• The ability to make decisions within guidelines and take responsibility for these is essential

• The ability to meet time frames and work under pressure is important

• ERP planning experience is essential

• Drive and Enthusiasm are pre-requisite

DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The skills and experience we would like the employee in this role to have are:

• 5+ years Production Planning system experience

• Microsoft Dynamics AX experience is an advantage

• Previous exposure working in a manufacturing and assembly organisation

• Good analytical and numeracy skills

• Strong systems and excel knowledge

• Knowledge of supply chain

QUALIFICATIONS

Desirable Qualifications:

• Qualified to ONC/HNC level in Engineering/Manufacturing or relevant planning/purchasing professional qualification.

PERSONAL QUALITIES/ATTRIBUTES

We require the following personal qualities/attributes

• Ability to meet deadlines

• Decisive

• Problem solving skills

• Ability to build good relationships

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