922076 Production Planner Permanent Salary - £20,000 - £22,000 per annum Location - Dalgety Bay, Fife Our client, a successful manufacturing business is seeking to appoint an experienced Production Planner to join their scheduling team. PURPOSE OF JOB Primarily responsible for identifying, planning, monitoring and reporting the operational plan including third party works. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Receives, clarifies and actions all new provisional and completed sales orders into material and production control systems Administers all documentation in relation to sales, production and invoiced units Acknowledge customer orders, and documents expected delivery dates. Act as point of contact with all third party suppliers in terms of schedules and requirements. Participates in planning meetings with department and planning team personnel, identifying corrective actions to address gaps as appropriate, whilst understanding and communicating customer expectations and needs. Maintains all production plans and schedules. Ensure that each department has a coherent plan as agreed with the Planning Team and Team Leaders. Provide a single delivery schedule as required to all sales / management and customers as required. Close out, invoice and report on all completed orders. Performs other various duties as may be assigned. Skill Set/Qualifications/Experience Good IT skills, including Microsoft office, excel, word, power point etc Excellent communication skills with customers, suppliers and colleagues Experience working in a production environment but specifically have an understanding of Production Planning and Techniques An attitude of getting things done and with particular attention to detail A strong team player Have strong personal credibility and be able to use this to influence the operating success of the department Have an aptitude for proactive identification of problems and barriers to ensure effective implementation of solutions Actively participate in, and contribute to, team meetings, and to carry out agreed action points within the time frame set To support other members of the team in times of pressure Completer/finisher. To be a positive ambassador for the business To be able to make critical decisions, taking the initiative and ensure at all times they are followed through in a timely and professional manner. To handle confrontation and conflict in a professional and calm manner. Ensure work is focused upon the needs of the business Able to adapt working patterns and proactively engage flexibility and change Able to accept ownership and accountability for the tasks assigned. Handling sensitive issues with care and thoughtfulness Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.