Production Planner

Production Planner   

Automotive Manufacturing

Salary : £40,000 - £45,000, pension, 25 days holiday


Production, Planning, Material Flow, MPS, MRP, ERP, SAP, BOMs, Production Systems, Scheduling  

A Production Planner is required with knowledge of managing material tracking and flow within current production and new product introduction ideally within an automotive assembly or trim & final environment. Candidates with experience in the coordinating and managing material flow and production planning in a low/medium volume automotive assembly environment would be well received.

Due to expansion and growth this company, an innovative organisation who build niche vehicles requires a forward thinking and proactive Production Planner with a track record in managing the material flow within a complex assembly operation working with cross functional teams to ensure the smooth coordination, planning and delivery of material from suppliers and through the manufacturing operation is achieved to meet build demands for current and new vehicle programmes. As a Production Planner you will be required to:

  • Maintain the MPS for all assembled manufactured products in line with customer requirements and available capacity via regular reviews of the MPS.
  • Produce a production plan weekly, ensuring maximum customer satisfaction and best production efficiency working with ERP and MRP systems.
  • BOM creation and rootings to support material planning activities.
  • Organise production builds to satisfy customer demand & avoid line stoppage.
  • Regular liaison with Senior Manager regarding line running rates and any potential line problems, reviewing factory production reports, monitor reasons for variance, and advise manager of such.
  • Investigate all large schedule fluctuations, liaise with customers to ascertain reasons while keep manager informed of such to enable us to recover costs where necessary.
  • Ensure adequate checks exist regarding the availability of parts for build avoiding supply crisis.
  • Agree any purchase part/material rescheduling requirements with suppliers and confirm delivery dates, managing “call-off” basis – on a weekly basis issue a daily call-off schedule.
  • Monitor supplier performance and discuss with each supplier on a weekly basis.
  • Expedite all critical purchase parts with suppliers (availablity, late customer deliveries etc) and maintain promise data.
  • Montor finished goods stock levels maintaining inventory policies in line with agreed KPI’s.
  • Monitor A/M availabliity & issue report of shortages, reasons & promised dates for all parts.
  • Resolve with Managers any capacity issues.
  • Investigate and resolve all purchased part/material stock and delivery queries.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Production Planning within the automotive arena especially from a vehicle build or trim & final seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, they will offer you:

-          Competitive plus Benefits (Negotiable)

-          Career progression and development within a forward thinking and expanding organsiation in a niche arena

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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