Production Planner


This is an important role reporting to the Operations Manager. You will organise production according to demand and quality standards. You will be the one to ensure our goods are produced on time for distribution in a profitable manner. You will be well-versed in production procedures and ways to optimise them. You are organised and results-driven with great problem-solving skills. You will liaise with the Sales Teams to determine customer requirements and with customers and suppliers to ensure all workers, materials and machinery are available when required.
The ultimate goal of the Production Planner role is to ensure the smooth and cost-efficient flow of our production operations.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:

• Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple products
• Plan and prioritize operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay
• Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand
• Assign workers and other staff to particular production operations
• Schedule shift according to production needs
• Monitor jobs to ensure they will finish on time and within budget
• Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption
• Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.)
• Prepare and submit status and performance reports
• Keep paperwork organised
• Collaborate with quality control, warehouse and other staff

Person Specification:

• Proven experience as production planner
• Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
• Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning)
• Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
• Good at math and statistics
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication abilities

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