Production Planner - Any Packaging Experience

West Midlands
£ Competitive (Depending on Experience) + 23 Days + Bank Holidays + Company Pension Scheme
10 Oct 2017
10 Nov 2017
Corrugated, Food
Contract Type
Full Time



Our client is a specialist packaging manufacturer based in the Midlands, they are currently looking to recruit a Planner to be responsible for the day to day scheduling of the Company’s manufacturing machinery.

Responsibilities / Requirements:

  • Maintain schedule of jobs for each machine so as to:
  • Ensure delivery of completed jobs on time
  • Maximise machine running hours
  • Take advantage of efficiencies between jobs
  • Generation of capacity information including:
  • Determination of whether new work can be accommodated at short notice
  • Determination of leadtimes
  • Identification of capacity issues as new jobs are loaded
  • Maintain detailed view of status of components required for jobs to go live including:
  • Materials
  • Prior conversion operations
  • Tooling
  • Develop detailed knowledge of machinery to enable:
  • Refinement of running data
  • Utilise interchangeability of jobs between machines
  • Identify problem jobs
  • Liaison with suppliers to progress material and other deliveries required for production.
  • Liaison with transport department to provide details for daily load planning.
  • Import of new jobs into planning system and allocation to machinery.
  • Daily revisions to the manufacturing schedule to reflect changing circumstances and new priorities.
  • Maintain long term plan with jobs allocated to likely production windows.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Have some experience of planning / scheduling in a manufacturing environment.
  • Be capable of careful analysis and logical decision making.
  • Have good IT skills.


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