Production Planner

5th April 2024
Nelson, Lancashire
Job Type
Monday - Friday 8.00am-4.30pm
Pay Rate
Competitve Salary dependent on experience


Our client, a global manufacturing company, is seeking a Production Planner to become an integral part of their operations team. As an experience planner you will be reporting to the Production Manager & Operations Manager assisting in ensuring that the company’s production runs smoothly.


  • Planning, scheduling and coordinating production of the company’s products on a daily/weekly basis
  • Monitor stock and raw materials to ensure everything is in place for production
  • Scheduling shifts and workers to provide proper coverage
  • Reporting on the production status and any production issues to upper management
  • Handling production disruptions and productivity problems
  • Finding ways to improve productivity, quality and efficiencies
  • Work closely with other departments and manage expectations
  • Attend production meetings and communicate with the team
  • Investigate production issues and develop resolutions.
  • Determine equipment, material and manpower requirements for project execution
  • Ensure that final product meets quality standards and customer specifications
  • Ensure that team follows company policies and safety standards


  • Knowledge of production processes and quality control
  • Math and analytical skills
  • Technical skills using material requirements planning and scheduling software
  • Good knowledge of MS Office including Excel
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of employees
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Be able to meet targets and work under pressure
  • Coaching skills with the ability to motivate employees
  • Understanding of Health & Safety

Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm (40hrs per week)

Salary: Competitive Salary dependent on experience

(Please note that due to the number of applicants we are unable to contact everyone. If you have not heard from us after 2 weeks, then unfortunately on this occasion you been unsuccessful.)

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