Production Planner

Job Ref: sf/liv05
Sector: Manufacturing & Production
Date Added: 07 February 2018
  • Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland, Scotland
  • £24,000 - £25,000 per Annum
  • Blue Arrow Livingston
  • 01506 412 229

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Production Planner required for a growing company who are also a market leader in their field. We are recruiting an experienced Production Manufacturing Planner with a leading edge approach to identifying innovative ways to provide scheduling, material management, inventory control and logistics support to the Production Department. The applicant will be able to recognise and analyse problems or potential problems and find efficient, cost effective and long-term viable solutions. You will establish and support production schedules, working alongside Procurement, Goods-In and Logistics to optimise the production facilities whilst ensuring customers receive their orders Right First Time, On Time, Every Time.

Working directly with the Production Manager your key responsibility is to ensure the accurate planning of all existing products that sit within the standard range for the client. Creating and scheduling jobs to manufacture parts and the assemblies, assigning materials, resources and lead-times, to ensure the full deliviery of parts and assemblies to prescribed methods. You must have strong analytical and communication skills as the role also requires an individual who can drive continual improvement and have an impact on change management across the business.

Desired Skills/Experience
Must have previous experience of planning and scheduling in manufacturing environment
A working knowledge of MRP/ERP is essential
A good understanding of a busy production environment
Systems literate (PC, MS Project and Excel advanced User)
Have a working knowledge of Gant Charts

Hours of work Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week). This company offer a flexible working week.

After a qualifying period and subject to T&Cs of employment paid sickness, death in service, permanent health insurance, private medical insurance, pension scheme