Production Planner

Production Planner

Job Title: Production Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stone, Staffordshire
Salary: £19000 - £26000 per annum + holidays + pension
Reference: 14825/001_1527259510
Contact Name: Damian Mee
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 25, 2018 15:45

Job Description

Production Planner


£19,000-25,000 dep on experience

23 days holiday plus company pension

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm


My client, an established manufacturer in Staffordshire has a vacancy for a planner who would be responsible for the day to day scheduling of the Company's manufacturing machinery.

Principal areas of Responsibility

  • Maintain schedule of jobs for each machine so as to:
    • Ensure delivery of completed jobs on time
    • Maximise machine running hours
    • Take advantage of efficiencies between jobs
  • Import of new jobs into planning system and allocation to machinery.
  • Daily revisions to the manufacturing schedule to reflect changing circumstances and new priorities.
  • Maintain long term plan with jobs allocated to likely production windows.
  • Generation of capacity information including:
    • Determination of whether new work can be accommodated a short notice
    • Determination of lead-times
    • Identification of capacity issues as new jobs are loaded.
  • Maintain detailed view of status of components required for jobs to go live including:
    • Materials
    • Prior conversion operations
    • Tooling
  • Liaison with suppliers to progress material and other deliveries required for production.
  • Develop detailed knowledge of machinery to enable:
    • Refinement of running data
    • Utilise interchangeability of jobs between machines
    • Identify problem jobs
  • Liaison with transport department to provide details for daily load planning.
  • The ideal candidate will:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Have some experience of planning / scheduling
  • Be capable of careful analysis and logical decision making
  • Have good IT skills


  • Commensurate with experience
  • Company pension scheme

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

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