Material planner

Posted 12 September by Barclay Meade

My client are a global manufacturing organisation who are currently looking for a planner to join them on a permanent basis to be a key member of the manufacturing team ensuring the establishment of new procedures.

As the Manufacturing Planner you will be responsible for the master scheduling of materials and labour ensuring the optimal utilisation of the company's resources, machines and materials through the manufacturing process. You will be a key member of the manufacturing team ensuring the establishment of new procedures and working practices as the company adopts further lean practices and expands its manufacturing

Location - Fareham
Salary - up to £28 plus benefits

The roles and responsibilities of the the material planner will be -

Identify work orders due for release, confirm those that these can be released based on available manufacturing capacity, and identify any that have material shortages. Sequence the release of work orders in line with constraints. Where shortages are re-occurring, facilitate a review of the each part to identify root cause and corrective action.
Monitor the load at key work centres and give advance warning of potential slippage of the production plan due to failure to meet the production plan within manufacturing
Use ERP reports and daily supply reviews, to determine revised release dates for any work orders that cannot be released in accordance with the production plan. Update the ERP system with revised release and completion date where necessary, ensuring that date alignment is maintained through the BOM levels.
Review completed work orders daily, identify any that are did not close correctly. Facilitate the action required for work order close to be achieved. Manually close orders if necessary. Monitor open work orders and review any without activity and action as necessary.
Daily review of action messages, investigate the reason for the action message, when the reason has been identified, determine ability to support the message request, and amend due dates where appropriate. Ensure and date change details are reflected in the top level production plan to maintain alignment through the ERP system.
Review the production plan over a rolling four - eight week period, and ensure that this is achievable based on hours required against hours available. Where necessary, amend the production plan so that it can be achieved.
Attend Tier 1 and 2 meetings as required to communicate the status of the production plan and receive feedback from supply chain partners. Ensure that production plans are maintained in line with the latest data available.
Monitor the ongoing production capacity requirement against available capacity, and highlight areas of concern, where the plan requirement would exceed known capacity.
Carry out necessary transactions to complete inter-site transfers and to facilitate the shipping process.
Maintain the inter-site communication report, detailing latest date information for inter-site requests.

The ideal candidate for the role of the material planner will have the following -

Production planning and management
Capacity planning
Excel at an advanced level
Working toward APICS qualifications,
HNC / HND Eng or business related Degree or 5 years + experience in a similar planning environment

This role will suit a material planner, production planner, supply chain planner or material controller.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

Required skills

  • material planning experience

Reference: 33285741

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