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