Production Planner

  • Job Reference: I4R-DKJ2372
  • Date Posted: 25 July 2018
  • Recruiter: I4 Rec
  • Website:
  • Location: Watton
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent, Full time
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Production Planner
Watton, Norfolk
Competitve Salary on offer plus benefits 

Are you an experienced Production Planner who is used to planning production in an manufacturing  / engineering environment. If so my client is looking for you to join their team ...

As the Production Planner your main duty will be to support a culture of improvement and development initiatives to include:

  • Process improvements to reduce build times and cost of build
  • Produce reports to enable the Operations Manager to carry out the following:
  • Adherence to plan
  • On time delivery
  • Waste
  • Direct versus indirect labour proportions
  • Labour and material variances reporting and identifying improvements

Additional duties will include:

  • Maintain management information and liaise with other departmental heads to facilitate the efficient use of all production resources using the Company’s ERP system.
  • Produce a weekly production schedule for manufacturing and production staff.
  • Plan Works Orders for production based on customer demand, staff and materials availability.
  • Reschedule works orders as and when priorities change.
  • Work with the Operations Management team to determine the best manufacturing routes for products.
  • Be part of the ongoing review of the production schedule with shop floor supervisors to ensure it is realistic to achieve JIT assembly / manufacture.
  • Produce On-Time Delivery performance metrics for each production team.
  • To work in conjunction with the cross functional design engineering team to co-ordinate planned critical milestone dates, and monitor these against equipment / production staff availability and the overall production plan.
  • To carry out ongoing assessment with the Production & Engineering Manager’s and amend production cycle times in the planning system as appropriate.
  • Liaising with the Senior Project Engineers, Planner, Purchasing and Stores to ensure that production outputs are met.
  • Attend weekly production meetings and record the outcome and actions of the meeting.
  • Liaise with procurement to ensure that all parts are delivered on time and that all Projects build dates are met. 
  • Ensure that all parts that are produced / painted / manufactured by outside agencies are in line with project milestone dates.

In terms of qualifications you will ideally possess ONC / HNC / "A Level" as a minimum.

This is a full time permanent role. A full job specification is available on application if required.