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Production Planner

  • Salary: £160 - £200 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Sector: Quality & Compliance
  • Date posted: 18/09/2018
  • Job reference: 999999

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Production Planner

Farnborough - GU14 0FG

12 Month Contract - Scope for 24 months

£20 - £25 per hour

My Client are looking to bring on an experience planner to join their team in Farnborough. The successful candidate will have experience in a fast paced production/manufacturing environment (Ideally within Oil & Gas) and knowledge of SAP.

Role Summary/Purpose

Baker Hughes, a GE company has an opening for a Planner within our Materials Team.

The Planner will be responsible for a Wireline product portfolio, ensuring that products are manufactured & purchased in accordance with the Master Production Schedule (MPS).

In this role, you will help develop the Master Production Schedule, interact with buyers and shopfloor to ensure materials are delivered on schedule and of quality, maintain a steady flow of work through the shopfloor and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create and execute procurement plans ensuring all parts are delivered to specification at negotiated price to allow on time release of the Master Production Schedule.
  • Manage inventory for assigned parts portfolio, aligning material input to support customer requirements while financial inventory objectives are accomplished (safety stock calculation / Make vs. Buy / Slow Moving Inventory (SMI) / MOQs).
  • Maintain Materials, Routing and Bill of Material (BOM) master records to support product build and purchasing of parts.
  • Analyse data and collaborate in the determination and the subsequent application of appropriate order, inventory, and replenishment policies.
  • Work with the Master Scheduler to develop and execute the Master Production Schedule in a timely manner to meet customer demand and delivery goals.
  • Leads the production planning process for assigned products, communicating with production and all other functions to ensure plans meet all customer commitments.
  • Expedite production or purchase orders (via buyers) that are needed in less than the normal lead time to improve the shortfall between the current plan and requirements to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Identify root cause of shortage and monitor implementation of related corrective action plans.
  • Facilitate Engineering change requests (ECR) implementation and items non-conformance resolution. (Stock at vendor, Open PO, Raw Material, WIP and Finished Goods).
  • Write, manage, and update the production control data and working rules and drive cost and cycle time reduction with supplier base using continuous improvement methods such as Six Sigma methodology.
  • Pursue continuous improvement for quality and cost reductions in designated area including improving first time yield and reduced inventory levels.
  • Promote customer satisfaction and develop positive customer relationships.
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering during NPI process to ensure smooth integration of products from design into production and that Tollgate TG5 and TG6 milestones are met in time.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or significant work experience in manufacturing planning or project management or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • 5+ years procurement, sourcing, master data or similar experience.
  • Ability to read and understand a Bill of Materials.
  • Ability to interpret technical specifications and other design details required to accurately procure materials.
  • Familiarity or experience with the Planning and Purchasing function in an ERP/MRP system. Knowledge of SAP preferred.
  • Intermediate experience manipulating spreadsheet data using filters, functions (VLOOKUP, Pivot, etc.) and worksheet formulas (Excel preferred).
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage changing and conflicting priorities and resolve appropriately.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to effectively operate in any organizational structure.
  • Capable of working autonomously.
  • Highly self-motivated with methodical approach and good attention to detail.
  • Experience applying stand-alone knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team and demonstrate consistent forward progress.

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