Materials / Production Planner

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Morson International is looking for Materials/Production Planner for our defence client based in Glasgow.

Experience in a Manufacturing environment and familiar with ERP systems is essential.

Main responsibilities:

  • Load Customer demands on to the Master Production Schedule
  • Efficiently manage Planner workbench activities
  • Build relationships with all team members eg Team Leaders, Prog Managers, Buyers
  • Report job progress eg Product Planning Review
  • Report on material availability eg Lines of Balance
  • Manage Inventory in line with Company goals
  • Develop solutions to process issues in line with company objectives
  • MRP II planning skills
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing processes is essential.
  • Be delivery orientated while ensuring the budget and all contractual commitments are met.
  • Be an excellent communicator, with the ability to give clear and unambiguous instructions.
  • Computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of spreadsheets is essential.
  • Ability to provide analytical data reporting on Material availability (eg Line of Balance)
  • Understanding of complex bills of material & routings would be an advantage.

Education and qualification:

  • APICS or Institute of Operations Management is desirable but recognition of complimentary or associated awards will be beneficial to applicants.
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment and familiar with ERP systems.
  • Familiarity within the Defence Industry would be beneficial.

Purpose of the role

  • Responsible for the creation of an achievable production plan to support Operations requirements.
  • Management of the required material plan to sustain the production plan
  • Maintain both production and material plan, identifying risks, developing proposals and solutions. Implement required corrective actions.
  • Manage Capacity Planning process and run regular production review meetings
  • Provide departmental measures to allow monitoring and control of key activities