Position: Job Type: Location: Posted: Salary:
Production Planner Permanent Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Career Progression

My client is an international metals business and due to continued growth, they are looking to recruit a Production Planner for their Sutton Coldfield site on a full-time/permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing production schedules to meet customer demand and optimise resources.

This is a newly created role within the business and the correct candidate must have extensive experience in a similar role within manufacturing and with MRP/ERP systems.

Main duties

* Planning and organising production schedules

* Collaborate with sales, operations, and procurement teams to gather relevant data for effective production planning.

* Highlight any capacity constraints or Bottlenecks throughout the business.

* Monitor inventory, to ensure stock usage is being optimised.

* Utilise the company ERP system to maintain accurate production planning.

* Communicate Production schedules to relevant departments and adjust plans as needed.

* Evaluate and implement continuous improvement initiative to enhance production processes.

* Collaborate with cross-functional teams to address and resolve production related issues.

* Review and develop production KPIs.

* Reviewing monthly production outputs.

* Control and monitor production related costs to maximise profits

* Travel may be required to other company sites occasionally

Person specification

  • Strong academic qualifications – A-Level or equivalent
  • Proven experience as a production planner or in a similar role within a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • Good understanding of Lean methodology and Continuous Improvement
  • Very good understanding of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels of business
  • Good team working skills

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