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Mansell Recruitment Group Ltd
Mansell House
Priestley Way, Crawley
West Sussex, RH10 9RU 
United Kingdom

Production Planner

Charlie Bowers
T: 01293 404050
M: 07703728362
Our client is a well-established and stable specialist Medical Device manufacturer. This renowned manufacturer is currently seeking a Production Planner to join their busy team.

The Role
Working closely with the Production team and reporting to the Production Control Manager, to aid in the transformation of customer sales orders into cost-effective machine efficient production schedules whilst being cognisant of resource availability, maintenance, machine improvements, and R&D / validation time.
Monitor manufacturing progress to identify schedule non-compliance in a timely fashion, ensure remedial action is developed, and enable reporting of current position to all levels.
Assist in the understanding of manufacturing programmes by the Production team, help improve and create systems for local schedule progress reporting, compile and disseminate performance data for consumption throughout the Company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Production schedule creation
‘Works order’ creation
Monitor component / product supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks
Identify problems relating to Work in Progress
Capacity / resource planning (with Shift Managers)
Progress reporting
Production data capture & analysis, providing information for performance management as well as accurate manufacturing costs
Continuous Improvement

The Candidate
Experience working in manufacturing is required
Minimum 2 years production planning experience
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure
Costings and Bills of Materials knowledge
Candidates with an understanding of lean or process improvement principles is highly desirable 
Experienvced in using ERP / MRP systems

The Package
Offering up to £40,000 with a competitive benefits package.