Production Planner

Posted 09 July 2024
Salary £30,000 - £32,000
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
Job type Permanent
Industry Sector TechnicalManufacturing
Job FunctionProduction

Job description

Rewards and Benefits on Offer;

  • Life Insurance.

  • Company Pension Scheme.

  • Excellent bonus scheme quarterly.

  • Access to onsite gym.

  • Wellbeing, including access to 24/7 counselling support.

  • Perkbox Employee Benefits Platform.

  • Onsite free parking.

  • Working for a company that really cares about every individual.

  • Great support provided.

MTrec’s New Opportunity;

MTrec are proudly representing our prestigious manufacturing client, based in Newcastle, who are looking to recruit a new Production Planner to join their team on a full time, permanent basis. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to join a successful company that really puts their employees at the heart of their business. In this critical role, they are looking for an individual with a ‘can do’ attitude who ideally has some experience of driving process improvement through planning methodologies. If this is something that is of interest to you, then please apply now.

The Job You’ll Do;

  • Create, issue and control production plans to ensure order fulfilment on time-in-full (OTIF) delivery.

  • Monitor end-to-end production process, workflow and plans to ensure production meets order fulfilment.

  • Ensure production plans are created in a cost-effective way that meets quality, safety, and environment requirements.

  • Suggest ways to optimise production planning and increase operational efficiency.

  • Establish and adjust priorities for specific customer orders.

  • Coordinate changes in plans to meet changing demands or resolve production issues.

  • Provide first line support for queries regarding finished product availability.

  • Develop and utilise the planning system to effectively plan and coordinate requirements and monitor status to ensure on time-in-full delivery.

  • Participate in planning KPI targets.

  • Maintain effective communication channels with cross functional departments to support both internal and external customers. 

  • Support the maintenance of effective forecasting within the business.

About You;

  • Demonstrable recent experience of working within a planning role in a complex or bespoke manufacturing site. 

  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines.  

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in using planning systems, data analysis tools, and advanced MS office skills.

  • Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with others.

  • High customer service ethic – is passionate about meeting customer expectations and improving service levels.

  • Excellent communication skills, able to effectively communicate across all levels of the business to foster collaboration.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Takes personal accountability for timely and effective delivery.