Production / Material Planner

Full time, Permanent
Posted 2 weeks ago

We are working with our global manufacturing client in their search for a Production/Material Planner. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring timely and cost-effective material planning, scheduling and inventory control to align planning with inventory management activities. This is an initial maternity cover contract with the potential for a permanent contract.


The role responsibilities:

  • Manage all planning activities including works order creation, scheduling and planning controls best practice.
  • Daily review of order book and schedule new work accordingly
  • Ensure materials are available prior to Work Order release
  • Ensure Work Orders are completed 2 days prior to ship date
  • Co-ordinate with the Operations team to ensure customer demand is aligned to available capacity, liaising daily with Shift Supervisors
  • Work closely with Operations to minimise manufacturing inefficiencies through changeovers and line stops
  • Co-ordinate with the materials team to ensure component inventory is controlled and optimised to support 98% LISC while reducing inventory
  • Drive collaborative forecasting between departments and premier customers
  • Support internal and external audits as required
  • Review FGS stock in line with planning schedules and Premier customers and adjust accordingly
  • Actively support lean principles


The person we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of 3 years production planning experience
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Lean training and experience
  • Understanding of production processes
  • Professionalism and Integrity at all times
  • Good level of computer experience including Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

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