Production Planner

Posted 23 February by Elevation Recruitment Group Easy Apply
We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner for a leading £250m turnover manufacturer based in the West Yorkshire region, with a long history and reputation for quality engineered products. The Production Planner will be reporting to the Supply Chain and Procurement Management teams, the successful candidate will form part of the supply chain team.
The successful Production Planner will:
*Using data from Sales Orders, Sales Forecast, Manufacturing, new product introduction and Supply Chain deliver a valid, feasible and stable schedule that supports our customer order book, taking into consideration material availability and capacity
*Creating ,analysing and reviewing the monthly capacity plan incorporating planned weekly ship days
*Reporting actuals versus forecast and plan numbers; reporting orders and backlog;
*Ensure delivery of the schedule, while delivering agility when/where required
*Interact frequently with Customer Services, Manufacturing, Material Control and Purchasing to balance supply and demand to the shipping department
*Align demand and supply through initial rough cut capacity planning to satisfy long term plans
*Work with Material Control to proactively identify supply constraints that will prevent effective production occurring and correct the problem in conjunction with Purchasing and Manufacturing
*Ensure recovery plans are available for all late items in line with capacity and forecasts
*Determine the production of short lead time orders
*Take the lead in meetings to keep up to date on issues relating to Sales Orders, Sales Forecast, Manufacturing, new product introduction and other Supply Chain issues
*Generate works orders for the manufacture of products through interpretation of MRP
*Publish key metrics including actual vs. scheduled production and Master Schedule stability including appropriate analyses with corrective actions

The successful Production Planner will have:
*Must have experience gained with a materials planning / MRP role within the manufacturing industry
*Excellent communications skills and the ability to build relationships
*Ability to work to tight deadlines, developing structured working procedures and have the ability to prioritise whilst giving your full attention to details
*Experience working in a production planner position
*Ability to effectively make decisions with limited time and information: you will need to be able to resolve issues as they arise and then communicate them effectively to your internal customers
*Strong analytical capabilities, with a basic understanding of statistical analysis techniques
*Experience of Manufacturing Execution Systems (Routes, Bills-of-Materials and Work-In-Progress etc)
*Broad supply chain awareness
*Ideally a high level of proficiency with Oracle based systems or SAP
*Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint preferred

If you want to discuss this position in more detail, please call Carl Walker at Elevation Recruitment Group on or

Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit
£30,000 - £32,000 + benefits

Required skills

  • Production Planning

Reference: 34541074

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