Production Planner

  • Location

    Cardiff, Wales

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  • Salary:

    £14.00 - £14.36 per hour

  • Contact:

    Kate Smith

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Production Planner


6 months

The Production Planner will convert the MPS master schedule from Oracle VCP into an executable production plan for the shop floor. Working in the next 2-week window, but as far as 8 weeks, the production planner will work alongside the production and sourcing teams. They will set and maintain the plan according to known constraints.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Demand stability including accounting for unplanned demand (RMA, NPI)
  • Understanding of material shortages and impact to the build plan
  • Yield issues
  • Co-ordinate cross functional teams in the maintenance of critical data for planning purposes (lead time, yield etc.)
  • Maintain critical planning parameters within the ERP system
  • Work seamlessly across the functions to balance supply and demand to internal and external customers
  • Work closely with production team leaders to create the weekly shop floor schedule
  • To optimize capacity based on the adopted master plan (within the assigned production area)
  • Communicate the status of the plan to all levels of the department (shop floor to department lead)
  • To ensure timely and accurate delivery information to the factory's customers (distribution, Regions, etc.).
  • Ability to balance a range of critical measures (customer OTD, inventory, direct labour productivity, scrap) to drive the right outcomes for the customer and the business

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, or equivalent knowledge and experience in supply chain operations
  • Relevant experience in Materials/Production Planning and Execution
  • Strong system knowledge of Oracle ERP or another ERP system
  • Knowledge and experience of production planning and scheduling
  • Experience of production planning in Biopharma or other industry with shelf-life constraints
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities and create clarity
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.