The position as Production Planner is based at their facility in the Lancashire area and would be primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of existing and future manufacturing schedules, delivering Logistics Management activities and to ensure customer programmes are met in a timely manner.
As the Production Planner, the successful candidate will typically report into a Senior member of the Material Logistics Unit.
- Ensure the timely cost and effective provisioning of parts and internal services
- Encompass areas of activity associated with supply chain management
- Define and control the detailed manufacturing plan such that the inventory and work-in progress are maintained at minimum levels consistent within a lean manufacturing facility
- Provide written and verbal information on the status of the plan and achievements to date, using management reporting techniques
- Tactically manage collaborative and preferred suppliers of bought out items, in order that material flows satisfy programme requirements whilst minimising stock levels
- Attend and contribute to review meetings, ie Integrated Production Teams (IPT's), Forward Planning Sessions, Supplier Reviews, Cross Functional Sessions
- Contribute to the implementation of proposed task directive changes, new or amended orders, regarding their effect on inventory and programme
- Advise on manufacturing 'Best Practice' as part of a team, and actively take part in process improvement programmes
- Deploy the planning tools ie SAP, Inventory Control, KPS and have the flexibility to use and develop new methods of working within a continually changing environment
- Responsible for the movement of hardware through manufacturing process
The successful candidate as Production Planner must be
- Self-motivated, able to take responsibility, results orientated, demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
- Competencies such as resilience, influencing and interpersonal skills and customer focus are essential to role
- A good understanding of H&S procedures necessary for the safe functioning of a team and knowing the boundaries of the job and how to escalate to more senior levels is also necessary
- Previous experience of logistics or an associated discipline would be an advantage
- The willingness to learn, develop and apply knowledge is important to this role
- Computer proficiency in word processing, spread sheets and databases is required in this role
- Knowledge of Kanban and 2 bin systems
- Experience with an Enterprise Planning System, eg SAP
- ESD training
If this role is of interest and you want to know more then please don't hesitate to contact Sophia - 0161 233 1222 or alternatively apply.
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