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Production Planner

  • Location

    Acton

  • Sector:

    Production

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary high:

    35000

  • Salary low:

    30000

  • Job ref:

    496459

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-10-03

Solsbury Solutions are currently recruiting for a Production Planner on behalf of our client based in Acton. 
 
Salary - £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience. 
 
5 out of 7 shift
 
You will have direct management responsibility of 3-4 Sales Administration Clerks and one Sales Administration Supervisor.
 
This team should cover 2 x shifts a day, 7 days a week. As Production Planner, you will typically be expected to work a middle shift. Also, as a Manager of the department, you will be expected to cover for your colleagues when they are on sick or annual leave as well as when you feel additional support is required. We would envisage this would be one weekend a month, perhaps more frequently in the initial three month period while you settle in the role.
 
Tasks
With the help of your team develop, execute and maintain a detailed production plan that includes the following;
  • Weekly Forecasting: We forecast weekly in conjunction with our clients so they have visibility of the forecast, the opportunity to challenge it and the responsibility to try and align with it.

  • Daily Forecasting: We forecast daily taking into account your weekly forecast as well as the clients’ actual orders placed in the last few days. This daily forecast are made into Daily Production Plans which needs to be converted to Man Hours and Material Requirements and are passed to Cooking and Packing departments as well as Material Purchasing Department so they can pre-plan their activities.

  • Sales Order Processing: The clients’ orders are received at various times during each day. They are processed by the Sales Administration Clerks under the supervision of the Sales Admin Supervisor. We would expect you to review the clients’ ordering times and streamline their timings (4 times a day, perhaps) and improve the current system of processing their orders.

  • Daily Production Plans: MRP Schedules are produced, based on the Orders Received/Processed, twice a day to match the number of shifts. In addition, we produce additional MRPs for additional orders received during the day. If these additional MRPs could be reduced ideally to two, by working closely with the clients, it would greatly benefit the Purchasing, Cooking, Packing and Dispatch Departments.

  • Material Purchasing: Daily Forecasts converted to Material Requirements are sent to the Purchasing Department to enable them to place Purchase Orders with the suppliers. MRP Schedules converted to Material requirements are sent to the Purchasing Department to enable them to recheck if the purchase orders had been placed for next production run. It is imperative that we schedule the production of material requirements to coincide with the Purchasing department’s work schedule. Also, allocate adequate time to investigate (whenever it happens), why certain material requirements are not ordered in time and improve the system accordingly.

  • Cooking Labour Requirements: Daily Forecasts converted to Labour Requirements are sent to the Cooking Department to enable them to plan their labour needs. MRP Schedules converted to Labour requirements are sent to the Cooking Department to enable them to recheck if the available labour have been scheduled properly for next production. It is imperative that we schedule the production of Labour requirements to coincide with the Cooking department’s work schedule, and allocate adequate time to investigate whenever there is a delay in Cooking and improve the system accordingly.

  • Packing Labour Requirements: Daily Forecasts converted to Labour Requirements are sent to the Packing Department to enable them to plan their labour needs. MRP Schedules converted to Labour requirements are sent to the Packing Department to enable them to recheck if the available labour have been scheduled properly for next production run. It is imperative that we schedule the production of Labour requirements to coincide with the Packing department’s work schedule and allocate adequate time to investigate whenever there is a delay in Packing and improve the system accordingly.

  • Dispatch Labour Requirements: Daily Forecasts converted to Labour Requirements are sent to the Dispatch Department to enable them to plan their labour needs. MRP Schedules converted to Labour requirements are sent to the Dispatch Department to enable them to recheck if the available labour have been scheduled properly for next delivery. It is imperative that we schedule the production of Labour requirements to coincide with the Dispatch department’s work schedule and allocate adequate time to investigate whenever there is a delay in Dispatch and improve the system accordingly.