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Production planner

Ref code: DWC99099696
Engineering, Procurement
£30k - 40k per year
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Office Based

SF Recruitment are working with a market leading manufacturing business, based in the Aston area, to recruit a production planner. This well-established business has experienced an exceptional order book growth over the last few years due to the geopolitical climate. As the business continues to go from strength to strength, they are looking to add an additional production panner to the established supply chain team.  A fantastic opportunity within a secure business. 


• Will agree OPD with Sales based on production plans

• Create Quarterly TOC lines in liaison with Sales

• Update sales in a timely manner with recovery plans where appropriate. Generation of burndown plans on delinquencies.

• Responsible for material planning process for all materials through the defined manufacturing route to shipment to achieve daily targets on time and in full aligned with the OPD. Accountable for ensuring material availability required to meet the defined operational plan.

• Responsible for base requirement planning, traveller creation, technical edits and generation of cutting plans, Including Toll orders.

• Management of Stubs Inventory and planned production process, ensuring availability providing continuity of support to melt requirements.

• Maintenance of forge planning model identifying daily furnace loading requirements.

• Monitoring of material through yields to identify nonstandard yield at stage.

• Allocation of material for new make or linking to independent requirement orders.

• Tracking of base requirement and monitoring of base WTL to ensure delivery to plan.

• Ensuring Work centre load and schedules are aligned to optimize Operational performance

• Ensure schedules/plans are available lineside in operations.

• Utilise the plant capacity model ensuring any constraints are managed accordingly through optimization of schedules.

• Responsible for coordinating production to meet customer OTD requirements, controlling flow of product, materials and identification of Labour requirements throughout the department

• Will support the line walk daily

• Work with operational managers to determine required future staffing levels, load and capacity model.

• Will liaise with Maintenance and Plant Engineers creating the windows to hand over key equipment for the appropriate maintenance, to ensure throughput and equipment effectiveness is not compromised

• Manage all subcontractor requirement associated with meeting the MRP signal including weekly schedules

• Identify SAP master data changes as required to ensure route optimization, timing, and costs.

• Manage TOC line daily and weekly schedules through tableau/PowerBi

• Must continuously improve planning of material to reduce lead times and improve and optimise WIP inventory and stock levels

• Responsible for inventory management by identifying opportunities to maximise utilization of material, e.g., E&O and including stocktake, working in a cross functional team.

Skillset Requirements: 

Demonstrable experience as a production planner 

SAP experience desirable 

Supply chain experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. 

Experience dealing with end customers desirable but not essential 



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