Production Planner

Job Description

Production Planner with scheduling experience in manufacturing environment sought by international business, a market leading manufacturer of machines for the Life Science and Healthcare sectors.


Key responsibilities of the Production Planner will include:

- Receiving and approving 12 month rolling forecast from HQ.

- Loading forecast onto system in a timely manner, ensuring any backlog from month to month is aligned with HQ planning.

-Schedule Production & Spares Orders according to agreed forecast and material availability.

- Creating production plan in conjunction with the relevant parties and issuing to stakeholders accordingly.

-Releasing Production Orders as per agreed production plan.

-Issuing Production Orders documents / labels to relevant shopfloor staff.

-Liaising with Material Planners with regards to material availability (i.e. expediting of material orders if necessary or production re-scheduling accordingly).

-Matching Sales Orders to relevant Production Orders for traceability purposes.

-Giving regular updates to HQ planning team in relation to ‘shortage report’ as necessary through co-ordination with Material Planners.

-Ensuring all open Work Orders are driven to a closure.

-Running daily production planning meeting with relevant parties.

-Updating and aligning Work Orders to fall in with the relevant part no revisions as per changes to BOMs.

-Attending change request meetings as required and providing relevant data / information in a timely manner.

-Providing regular KPI updates to relevant parties.

-Ensuring production tools are kept updated.




Decisive, organized and an effective communicator with a proven track record of Production Planning/Scheduling in the manufacturing sector, you are savvy in Microsoft Suite and have experience of MRP/ERP.

Adept at building strong working relationships with colleagues and external business stakeholders, winning the trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity and always striving for better ways of working.