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Salary £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00044541
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

Macildowie are currently working with a rapidly growing automotive company in Northamptonshire who are now looking toadd a Planner to their team.

You will manage the receipt of customer schedules, plan, issue and expedite orders with the supply base and then produce and monitor production build plans to ensure a 100% success rate against both internal production and external customer delivery requirements. To achieve the above whilst optimising inventory and maintaining service levels and KPI's in line with Company objectives.


Review and import customer forecasts into the ERP system.
Review capacity planning levels and produce and communicate the manufacturing build plan.
Establish material requirements and communicate to the supply base on a weekly basis.
Expedite all materials to ensure a timely supply into production.
Resolve all production build, capacity or supply issues and escalate to the Plant Manager as necessary.
Manage and optimise transport requirements to minimise costs whilst maintaining timely supply and inventory targets.
Co-ordinate data input and maintain company systems to ensure accurate data at all times.
Represent the department at daily production meetings to review recent performance and discuss issues.
Management of OTIF customer delivery performance and supplier delivery performance.
Produce and report on required KPI's in line with Company objectives / targets.
Carry out all duties in compliance with Company Health & Safety procedures and policies.
Any other tasks as required by the Plant Manager.

Key Performance Indicators

Maintain OTIF customer delivery performance
Maintain OTIF supplier delivery performance target (weekly).
Maintain accurate stock levels within pre-determined parameters.
Maintain accurate records on the Premium Freight log ensuring company transport costs are minimised

Skills and Experience

To have an excellent working knowledge of MRP systems and Microsoft Excel essential.
Previous experience in a similar role essential
To be able to analyse problems and produce robust solutions essential.
Good communication skills at all levels essential.
Ability to think on one's feet- essential
Maintain a professional and diligent approach at all times when dealing with Customers/Suppliers essential.
Organised and methodical essential.
Automotive industry experience - essential

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