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Production Planner

Posted 19 March by King Recruit Ltd Easy Apply Featured Ended

Your role:

In this fast paced manufacturing environment, your role will involve planning production demands to meet a high standard of quality for customer requirements. Together with ensuring production and distribution of products runs smoothly.

The ideal candidate will have solid production planning experience within a busy manufacturing environment.

Main Elements

  • Daily and weekly planning of production for major customer and their bespoke requirements
  • Working closely with sales and customer service teams.
  • Raising demand for raw materials to suit the plan
  • Liaising with all areas within production to ensure materials, labour and resources including maintenance teams are available as and when required.
  • Working with all areas of production, ensuring accordance to the product plan
  • Troubleshoots problems that occur during production including labour shortage and machine malfunctions and keep all stakeholders aware of any issues
  • Working with outsourcers as necessary if demand outstrips capacity

Your skills

  • 3-5 years experience as a Production Planner in a busy manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working with key stakeholders to managed planning and production
  • An 'Improver' style. How can we improve processes and efficiency?
  • Experience putting together project plans
  • Work closely with Supply chain & production on interpretation of forecasting data
  • Confident in meetings and able to present schedules of work
  • Very effective communication skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • Strategic outlook, yet with a hands-on, down to earth application
  • Work to deadlines
  • Financial/data literate/analytical skills
  • Computer literate - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Planning and manufacturing knowledge
  • High level of energy
  • Good sense of humour
  • Ability to work under pressure


The role is available with an immediate start date. Closing date: Wednesday 21st March

Required skills

  • Production Planning
  • Project Management
  • Technical Textiles

Reference: 34668408

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