Planner - Engineering

  • Job Reference: UTA290424A
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Mploy
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  • Location: Chard Jobs
  • Salary: £42,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Healthcare cash plan + holiday: 25 days + BH
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Do you know your capacity planning from your forecasting? Would you like to be an integral part of an engineering company that have many different customer projects that need a strategic approach to ensure customer satisfaction? MPLOY are seeking an experienced planning all-rounder with manufacturing experience who can ensure that the company provide realistic expectations to their customers, and can plan for their ever growing new sales requirements.

You’ll be working as part of a team of circa 40 people at a busy SME that has been established for 20 years. They manufacture and refurbish industrial machinery for all types of different industries, meaning you will have variety in your workload, and lots of interesting projects to plan for and help deliver.

You’ll need to plan and schedule materials, co-ordinate and expedite material flow ensuring collaboration with business stakeholders to enhance processes, and ensure customer satisfaction. This will lead to achievement of On-Time Delivery (OTD), New Product Introduction (NPI), and Inventory targets.

You’ll need to enhance forecasting, and develop capacity planning strategies to ensure materials are available to satisfy the production schedule, including plenty of NPI

Your expertise and planning work will ensure customer satisfaction reference lead times and delivery, while your stock management plans will support growth and prevent slow moving inventory.

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to display the following attributes:

  • Supply chain experience – MRP production planning, raw materials, production, and logistics.
  • Communication skills  -to enable effective negotiation and analysis of various situations/data
  • Experience in a fast-moving manufacturing environment.
  • Lean/JIT and/or Six-sigma experience, including root cause problem-solving.

In return for your expertise and hard work you’ll receive a good salary, access to an employee healthcare cash plan (WPA) with discounted membership for immediate family, plus access to discounted membership at selected health clubs/gyms.

Working hours are Mon-Thu 07:30 – 16:30 (half hour lunch) and Fri: 07:30 – 12:30 (no lunch) – 39 hours per week.

Apply today – every application receives a response