Production Planner – £30-35K

Our client is a company within the Medical Sector with a long-established culture of designing and manufacturing exceptionally high-quality innovative measurement and diagnostic instruments for the eye care industry.

They are looking for a Production Planner to join their team on a 6-month paternity cover, to collate and manage incoming sales demand and forecasts to deliver and communicate production plans throughout the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships with UK & US Sales teams, to forecast requirements based on historical and seasonal trends, and other opportunities.
  • Unify sales, manufacturing and supply chain planning to optimise availability of product and improve stock turns and manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Develop and adjust plans to optimise monthly sales targets and shipments.
  • Continually analyse and monitor inventory and demand data to determine planning parameters.
  • Monitor and review material shortages to identify
  • Investigate and resolve issues in MRP if required.
  • Manage release of jobs to shop floor.
  • Working with customer services and shipping to co-ordinate shipments.
  • Support Bill of Materials development and review as part of new product introduction process.
  • Manage implementation of engineering changes via liaison between Sales & Marketing, Production Engineering Supply Chain.
  • Co-ordinate implementation of engineering changes

Key Knowledge/Experience:

  • Be proactive and well-organised
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability work effectively at all levels across the organisation
  • Able to establish and develop professional relationships
  • Fast thinking and able to understand and simplify complex situations
  • Have a track record of contract and cost negotiation and reduction
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Be resilient and energetic
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Able to read and understand multi-level bills of materials
  • Experienced in use of ERP systems, Ideally Epicor but training will be made available.

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