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Production Planner

Location: Sunderland


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.


Job Role


 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.