Production Planner / SAP

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Job Description

Job description

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and maintain stocks for all assigned areas.
  • Achieve all customer requirements
  • Achieve stock targets.
  • Generate capacity plans for specific bottleneck assembly operations to identify potential problem areas to obtain a resolution with manufacturing managers
  • Run and satisfy daily arrears.
  • Each morning ensures the overdue commitment plan is run and the actions/dates of agreed build are provided to the Planning Manager and Sales Administration Manager.
  • Attend meetings with customers as required to better understand their needs to ensure all targets are met.
  • Attend weekly Plan Conformance Review Meeting with the Planning Team to confirm whether all targets have been met and/or identify any issues if the target were not reached.
  • Attend daily Planning meeting alongside the Production Managers, Senior Team Co-ordinators to confirm production plans for the day have been met and/or if not, how the issues can be resolved.
  • Run weekly action message reports for the following week, identify and agree suitable plans for that week with the Planning Manager.
  • Attend weekly Sign Off meetings with the Productions Managers and Senior Team Co-ordinators to confirm factory manning for the following week.
  • Assist in the managing of the department in the absence of the Planning Manager.
  • Comply with Health and Safety responsibilities as defined in the Company Health and Safety policy, and ensure these are adequately delegated in the absence of the job holder.

Person Profile:

  • Highly Experienced in SAP within production planning, creating production orders, production line planning using customer orders and forecast information
  • Numerate and excellent analytical skills
  • IT literate with ability to learn new software packages
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Ability to learn and interpret large quantities of numerical information
  • Ability to work within a team and autonomously without short interval supervision
  • Ability to make fact-based decisions
  • Ability to build and manage cross functional relationships with all departments in the business to ensure excellent internal communications.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to present findings/recommendations to the management team
  • Ability to use PowerPoint would be advantageous
  • Ability to proactively identify and implement improvements to any business process through change management
  • Tenacity in response to conflicting prioritisation requests from different departments

Education and/or Experience

  • Experience of working with SAP
  • Working in a FMCG environment
  • 5 years’ experience in an operational environment
  • 5 years’ experience in production Planning/supplier scheduling
  • Extensive knowledge of Supply Chain/Manufacturing
  • Our Head Office is based in Minworth, Birmingham (UK) and we are looking for a Production Planner to join us on a permanent basis.

What we offer:

  • Company bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free onsite parking
  • Health cash plan
  • Pension scheme
  • Ride to work scheme
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