Production Planner



The Production Planner who will be responsible for the planning and smooth running of production processes in a manufacturing company

The purpose of this role is to ensure that the schedule is followed during production, to evaluate current procedures and recommends changes to improve the efficiency of planning and scheduling of projects and the reduction of issues due to scheduling errors


  • Liaises with sales division to determine customer requirements

  • Approves materials, costs, manufacturing equipment, and the size of workforce needs to manufacture goods

  • Predicts how long a project will take to complete

  • Develops a production schedule detailing all tasks and when they should be completed by to meet predicted completion date

  • Liaises with customers, suppliers, contractors and other managers to ensure all workers, materials and machinery will be available when required

  • Monitors projects progress to ensure it is following the schedule

  • Troubleshoots problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions

  • Organises project paperwork, including purchase orders, and maintains records

  • Monitors production and raw material costs

  • Collects and assesses data about the production and team’s performance

  • Prepares reports about production processes for management and suggests ways to improve efficiency


  • 3rd Level Degree in Business/Supply Chain or related discipline.

  • At least 2-3 years’ work experience in production planning within manufacturing environment.

  • Strong ERP system experience and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft applications particularly excel.

  • You must have strong communication and negotiating skills along with excellent organisation/time management skills. 

  • Must have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment while demonstrating initiative to lead in other projects

Extraspace Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer