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Production Planner


Houghton le Spring

£30,000-£35,000 per annum


Permanent – Full Time




Company Description

The Company

Our client is a leading North East based manufacturing company. Due to planned growth, they are now looking to recruit a Production Planner.

Job Specification

The Role

  • You will plan and organise production, materials, equipment and information according to demand and relevant quality standards ensuring sales orders are fulfilled and distributed on time and within budget.
  • Optimise material and production workflow and identify areas that will benefit from changes and improvements to enhance productivity, reduce costs, improve competitiveness and business profitability.
  • Support the development of manufacturing systems and processes to enable delivery of existing and new products in accordance with appropriate quality, safety and environmental standards, systems and processes.
  • Evaluate sales purchase orders to create and optimise machine setup, production and delivery schedules.
  • Coordinate materials and manufacturing information in accordance with equipment and production resource availability. 
  • Support the Production Manager in the daily planning meeting.
  • Plan stock and inventory in accordance with production and customer demands.
  • Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to deliver customer demand and stocking strategy.
  • Monitor the execution of production plans and resolve any potential issues in a timely manner.
  • Undertake regular review and amendment of production schedules to ensure that deadlines are achievable and met.
  • Measure and evaluate the utilisation and effectiveness of all manufacturing processes.

The Person

  • Must have previous Planning experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Sound working knowledge and use of MS Excel and its capabilities
  • Demonstrable experience of a planning and scheduling in a manufacturing or similar environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles.
  • Proven understanding and use of MRP / ERP information management systems.
  • Experienced in Lean manufacturing with an ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements.
  • Experience of operating and influencing at an operational level with Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and technical understanding of manufacturing processes, components and techniques.
  • Strong in mathematics and statistics with excellent communication abilities.

The Benefits

  • You will be working for a well-established growing employer.
  • An excellent salary.
  • A company experiencing continued growth, expansion and investment.
  • The company are fully compliant with the latest health and safety requirements for current safe working practices.

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