Production Planner - PE1 - PE38

circa £30,000
Ref: 255 Date Posted: Thursday 06 Jan 2022
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Production Planner     circa £30K     Peterborough

Main purpose

As a Production Planner you will ensure high on time delivery targets are met whilst managing relationships with key areas of the business. You will work closely with the Manufacturing Manager and  Supply Chain to meet customer deliveries whilst satisfying quality, inventory and cost. You will also be required to keep the relevant teams up to date with any issues that arise which could cause delay to the customer.

Applications from suitably qualified ex-military personnel (Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Marines) will be particularly relevant for this position but other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Create tender (bid) and baselined contract programmes using MS Project
  • Monitor and manage manufacturing performance
  • Create and manage workload and resource capacity planning
  • Attend/Chair various meetings concerning Project, Manufacturing and Supply Chain issues
  • Review and monitor shop loading and identify components for sub-contract or requirements for sub contract labour
  • Create work orders and purchase demands where necessary
  • Liaise with Project Managers and Finance to ensure that manufacturing targets are met
  • Provide delivery lead times to Project Managers for their contracts

Skills, knowledge & behaviours

Essential skills, knowledge & behaviours

  • Strong MS Project Skills
  • Proven experience as a Production Planner
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Good organizational skills
  • Driven and commitment to achieve project objectives

Desirable skills,

  • Knowledge and understanding of project programs
  • Experience of ERP/MRP Systems

Complexity and creativity

  • Schedule management
  • Inherent ability to relate to people and achieve objectives through discussion and negotiation with suppliers and colleagues
  • Respond to requests for data in a resourceful manner

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted.