Senior Production Planner - 6 month FTC

£35000 - £45000 per annum
07 Mar 2018
04 Apr 2018
Ali Jafri
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type
Job Title:                      Production Planner     
Department:                 Supply Chain
Reports to:                   Site Planning Manager
No of Reports:              None
Budgetary Limits:         Works within a budget
Location:                      Worcester
Hours of Work:             two week rotating shift pattern, 12 hour day
Flexibility required:       (detailed below)
May be required from time to time to cover alternative shift during holidays
Travel Requirement:    
* The postholder must be flexible in their approach to working hours
Role Description

Purpose of Role:
To plan and co-ordinate site activity though accurate and cost effective planning of both material supply and finished product. To provide the site management with a robust plan that ensures 100% customer service whilst maintaining efficient manufacturing practices.
Main duties and responsibilities:
  1. Plan the day-to-day activity of the factory through cost effective planning using customer orders and available forecast information
  2. Review production performance throughout the shift to ensure planned requirements will be effectively achieved and manage the consequence of any unforeseen issues
  3. Maintain current forecasting tools to plan to the most accurate forecast figures
  4. Maintain planning systems with product spec changes and new launches
  5. Initiate/set-up following weeks plans to ensure accurate information is readily available for optimisation of cross functional activity, i.e. the ordering of relevant components
  6. Efficiently plan labour, producing a labour requirement plan for Production teams to work to in-order to produce product through the most cost effective manor
  7. Liaise with all internal departments as required, both on site and at head office to ensure plan requirements are understood and achieved
  8. Plan to maintain a consistently high service level with a target of 100%
  9. Collate and report performance against set KPI’s
  10. Maintain and monitor WIP & finished product stocks whilst minimising waste, putting in place action plans to target/eliminate any potential waste through discussing with Sales or changing planning criteria to fit accordingly
  11. Continually looking to identify and implement improvement initiatives that reduce labour spend and waste costs.
The above list reflects the core duties and responsibilities associated with the role.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list.  Due to the changing nature/priorities of our business you will, from time to time be required to undertake other responsibilities/activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities.  Senoble UK retains the right to change this job description and or job title at any time.
Person Specification 
Licenses or accreditations:
§  Valid driving license
Education and Training
§  Higher education qualification, such as HNC, HND or degree (or equivalent)
§  Educated to a minimum of A level standard (or equivalent) with GCSE grades C+ for Maths and English
§  Good understanding of production and planning principles with strong communication and influencing skills
§  Worked within a very fast moving environment within a Planning or similar role
§  Operated within a environment with the requirement to maintain within strict budgetary limits
Key Skills
§  Persuasiveness - Influences, convinces or impresses others in a way that results in acceptance, agreement or behaviour change.
§  Excellent PC skills – in particular Advanced level skill on Excel and intermediate or above on Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
§  Must be able to communicate clearly, both written and oral
§  Must be well organised, able to plan own work and self start
§  Strong numeracy skills with the ability to analyse data and find areas for improvement.

Personal qualities/ behaviours
§  Adaptable, hands on approach
§  A drive for improvement and problem solving
§  Ability to build cross functional working relationships
§  A level of drive is required to persevere when all information is not clear or directly at hand.
§  Ability to retain composure during tough times/when resisted or blocked or during employee relations issues
§  Demonstrates a readiness to make decisions, take the initiative and originate action whilst ensuring a high degree in integrity and accountability
§  Flexibility - Successfully adapts to changing demands and conditions
§  Personal motivation - Commits self to work hard towards goals. Shows enthusiasm and career commitment.
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