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Production Planner

Cambridgeshire   •  Excellent company benefits   •  Permanent, Full time

Production Planner

A global leader in the manufacturing of advance materials is currently seeking a Production Planner to join its team at their Cambridgeshire facility. As a key member of the group you will have the following responsibilities:

Production Planner Responsibilities:

  • Provide operations with a short term MPS consistent with customer demand, capacity and performance.
  • Translate long term plan into short term production schedule by developing short term MPS on a monthly basis for a rolling 3 month period.
  • Work with network of schedulers to develop short term MPS that: Ensures committed lead times are respected, optimizes the short term campaign strategy for manufacturing efficiency and is consistent with capacity constraints (labour shifts, maintenance schedules) and line/product qualification schedules.
  • Fine-tune MPS on a weekly basis and whenever contingency plans are necessary.
  • Analyse alternative scenarios and their implications.
  • Monitor the end-to-end Critical Path Schedule (CPS) of all customer orders, in a vertically integrated organization. Determine and commit to the best possible lead time while maximizing inventory velocity: as a minimum, meet contractual lead time.
  • Identify potential for improving overall lead time. Propose and follow up action plans.
  • Identify deviations against MPS and evaluate the risk to customer satisfaction.
  • Monitor end-to-end inventory levels: propose and follow up action plans to achieve inventory targets.
  • Regulate inventory levels for raw materials, intermediate and finished goods, in accordance with safety stocks policy, by launching adapted production orders.
  • Lead or support weekly MPS meeting


  • University Degree in science, engineering, economics, or business or equivalent is desirable but not essential
  • Experience Scheduling and Inventory Control in vertically integrated environment
  • Sound knowledge of Supply Chain processes and procedures: scheduling, demand and replenishment processes (Make to Order & Make to Stock).
  • Have an understanding of the financial aspects of the business and methods of cost control.
  • Able to handle multiple, competing priorities in a matrix organization.
  • Strong negotiation skills, ability to influence at all levels and activate key players.
  • Must be driven, enthusiastic, autonomous and self-motivated, be an effective communicator with people at all levels of the business and have strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Salary - £ Competitive + Excellent company Benefits (including the ability to work in a hybrid environment - 3days in the office and 2 days at home).

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7360
  • Posted: 29th April 2022
  • Expires: 27th May 2022

Cranleigh Scientific

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