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Production Planner

Location: Tyne & Wear

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169184

We’re working with a major manufacturer and supplier of high-performance tapes based in the Newcastle area.


They are looking for a driven Production Planner to join their team on a permanent basis who can make a real impact within the organisation.


You will coordinate workflows, liaise with sales teams and monitor projects so strong communication skills are a must.


This is an excellent opportunity to make the role your own and suggest ways to improve efficiency.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate production workflow for numerous teams and lines

  • Plan and prioritise operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay

  • Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand

  • Liaise with sales teams and order processing to determine customer requirements

  • Maintain a production schedule detailing all tasks and when they should be completed by to meet predicted completion date

  • Approve materials, manufacturing equipment, and the size of the workforce needed to manufacture goods

  • Assist and carry out Quality Control of goods

  • Predict how long a project or production run will take to complete

  • Monitor project progress to ensure it's following the schedule

  • Troubleshoot problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions

  • Organise project paperwork, including purchase orders, and maintaining records

  • Collect and assess data about the production and team's performance

  • Prepare reports about production processes for upper management and suggest ways to improve efficiency

The successful candidate will also have strong communication skills and IT skills.

If you’re interested in this role and would like to find out more information, send across your CV and a member of our team will be in touch.