Ambitions Personnel Production Planner

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    Production Planner

    • Location
    • Salary
    • Job Type
    • Added
    • Job Ref.
    • Grantham
    • £20000 - £20000 Per Annum
    • Permanent
    • 11.07.2018
    • 38214

    Job Description

    Our clients based in Grantham are the UK’s leading manufacturer of tipping trailers and continue to strive towards being number one in in their market.

    With 90% of the market share and huge potential for growth within the construction and transport industry our client is now looking for a Production Planner on a full time permanent basis.

    Everything is manufactured at the Grantham; where the automated manufacturing process is renowned for its precision engineering, fabrication facilities and quality control.

    Our client now has the capability to increase production through further streamlining the production process, part of which is the creation of a component database to ensure repeatability, automation and market-leading turnaround times and customer service covering the whole of the UK.

    This will put them in position to become a key part of the supply chain to the UK’s construction industry which is set for massive investment in the coming years. 

    Therefore this is a really exciting time for someone with proven planning experience looking for their next opportunity.  

    Working hours:

    Monday – Thursday 08.00-16.00 with 1 hour for lunch

    Fridays 08.00 – 17.00 with 1 hour for lunch 

    The main purpose of this role is to ensure goods manufactured by employer are produced in a cost-effective way that meets quality specifications. You will also make sure that goods are ready to distribute to customers in a timely fashion and look at any Improvements that could be made to the company's production and distribution processes.

    Main responsibilities: 

    • Liaises with sales division to determine customer requirements
    • Approves materials, costs, manufacturing equipment, and the size of workforce needs to manufacture goods
    • Predicts how long a project will take to complete
    • Develops a production schedule detailing all tasks and when they should be completed by to meet predicted completion date
    • Liaises with customers, suppliers, the human resources department, and maintenance employees to ensure all workers, materials, and machinery will be available when required
    • Monitors project's progress to ensure it's following the schedule
    • Troubleshoots problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions

    Organises project paperwork, including purchase orders, and maintains records

    Monitors production and raw material costs

    Collects and assesses data about the production and team's performance

    Prepares reports about production processes for upper management and suggests ways to improve efficiency



    Person Specifications

    • Decisiveness, Stress Management Skills, Leadership,
    • Excellent Organisational Skills with good Written and Oral Communication Skills
    • Mathematics Skills, especially in the Area of Statistics, understanding of Business Operations
    • Excellent Attention to Detail, Speed and Accuracy
    • Computer Literacy
    • Superior Problem Solving Skills
    • Knowledge of Supply Chain and Distribution Management
    • Ability to Meet Deadlines
    • Knowledge of Manufacturing Processes
    • Proven planning experience



    • Excellent holiday allowance and the company close down over the Christmas period. Entitlement: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
    • Work place pension
    • Opportunity for progression
    • Free on site car parking



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