Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 168671
Our international manufacturing client based in Sunderland is looking for a Production Planner to join them on a permanent basis.
As the Production Planner, you will be using JIT/JIS data to ensure production jobs are released in a controlled manner using their production execution system ‘MES’. Working as part of the planning team you will be monitoring parts mix, any customer demand variations, monitoring/improving SAP master data & part level changes
Monitoring JIT/JIS data & release call offs via Solidat/MES
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan and facilitate on-time materials to the customer as required, avoiding any disruption to the customer
Monitor low running parts & liaise with the Material Planner to ensure component parts are available
Liaising with the customer and giving advance notification of any anomalies & providing an excellent level of customer satisfaction
Ensuring coherence of the order book and notifying senior management of any anomalies
Run daily SAP sales/mix/forecast reports to ensure plan effectiveness, report findings/results to management to analyse all deliveries
Co-ordinate the return/replacement of customer parts
Inform the logistics department or the customer in the event of a non-compliance with production commitments, if there is a risk of delivery interruption
Helping to create logistics department instruction sheets/procedures
Skills and Attributes
Ability to form effective working relationships with external customers
Pro-active & flexible work approach
Must be able to prioritise workload within a multi-tasking environment
Good problem-solving abilities
Use good initiative & quick effective communication
Excellent attention to detail
Qualifications and Experience Levels
Previous experience using SAP within a similar role.
Demonstrate previous ERP experience.
Experienced in liaising with customers and suppliers.
Good understanding of supply chain of processes and their interdependencies.
Must have understanding of COSHH.
Knowledge of MES/Solidat program desirable.
Awareness of 5s disciplines (preferred).
The role is working on 2 shifts and a shift allowance is paid on top of the basic salary.