Production Planner

Hinckley 35K - 40K Holiday, Pension Permanent

Job Reference: 49719918

Production Planner
Engineering & Manufacturing Industry
Hinckley, Leicester, LE10

Up to £40k, Based On Experience
Day Shifts, Pension, Holidays

Are you an experienced Production Planner with experience in the manufacturing engineering industry?

Our Leicestershire-based client are a leading supplier of engineering solutions to the water, power and process engineering environments. They pride themselves on delivering top-notch products and services to their clients and are looking for a dedicated Production Planner with buying duties to join their team.

Commutable from Lutterworth, Coventry, Nuneaton, Atherstone, Tamworth, Rugby and Leicester.  

Position Overview:
The Production Planner will be responsible for overseeing the production and engineering planning process, and ensuring that all materials and components are procured in a timely and cost-effective manner to customer specifications and requirements.

The Role of Production Planner: 
1. Production Planning:
- Develop and maintain production schedules to ensure timely delivery of products.
- Coordinate with the Production Foreman to ensure smooth production flow.
- Monitor production progress and adjust schedules as necessary.
- Analyse production specifications and workload capacity data to determine projected hours and material requirements.
- Coordinate and manage the mix of the production teams' shop floor and onsite workload.
- Coordinate and liaise with suppliers of parts and services to ensure timely deliveries.

2. Buying Duties:
- Source and negotiate with suppliers to procure the necessary materials and components.
- Monitor inventory levels and reorder supplies as necessary.
- Evaluate supplier performance based on quality, cost, and delivery times.
- Maintain and update a database of preferred suppliers.
- Work closely with the finance department to ensure that purchases stay within budget.
- Coordinate and book logistics services to ensure timely and cost-effective deliveries. 

3. Reporting and Analysis:
- Prepare monthly spend reports per Suppliers, commodity type and services.
- Prepare monthly inbound and outbound delivery performance reports. (Delivery on time %).
- Generate regular reports on production progress and inventory levels.
- Analyse production challenges and bottlenecks to recommend improvements.
- Monitor market trends and customer needs to identify potential new suppliers or products. 

4. Team Collaboration:
- Work closely with sales, engineering, and finance teams to ensure alignment of objectives.
- Work closely with colleagues from Global Operations, to identify and implement best practice.
- Attend regular global team meetings to provide updates and gather feedback. 

Experience Required - Production Planner:
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in production planning of bespoke products.
- Proven engineering buying experience of similar materials and parts.
- This experience being within a mechanical engineering business.
- Proficient in production planning processes, software and tools.

Soft Skills Required - Production Planner:
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to deliver services in a timely manner.
- Excellent negotiation skills with a proven track record of securing favourable terms.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, team player.
- Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- A down-to-earth personality who works well with others.

The Package - Production Planner:
  • Starting salary up to £40k per annum
  • Monday to Friday, Day Shifts
  • Pension scheme
  • Holiday Package 
About Precision People:
Precision People is a leading recruitment agency that specialises in sourcing top talent for Engineering, Technical, Sales and Senior Management roles across a wide range of industries. With a focus on precision and quality, their team of expert recruiters works tirelessly to match the best candidates with the right employers, ensuring that both parties benefit from a successful partnership.
Precision People has the expertise and resources to help you find the perfect role. With a deep understanding of the industry and a commitment to excellence, they have built a reputation for delivering exceptional results and exceeding their candidate's expectations.

Interested? To apply for this Production Planning position, here are your two options:
1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call 0116 2545411 now and let’s discuss your experience. Ask for Dan Henderson between 8.30am - 5.30pm
2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know

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