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Production Planner

Hertfordshire - Salary up to £40,000

A high volume FMCG manufacturing company in Hertfordshire is seeking a Production Planner for a contract up to 12 months.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Assisting creation of the Master Production Schedule against the consolidated forecast
2. Capacity analysis and load-levelling for bulk and filling lines – may be asked to provide data to support the in-house S&OP process
3. Execute requisitions for bottles and other materials as dictated by the production schedule
4. Resolution of scheduling conflicts in case of plan changes, unavailability of materials or resources
5. Any other duties as required by the Planning Manager or Head of Planning
6. Will deputise for the Planning Manager in times of sickness, holiday and SAP activities
7. Should be able to cover for the 3rd party planner. A knowledge of the following should be built up:
8. Maintain inventory levels at warehouse and provide good customer service to EMEA region for all sales channels
9. Provide data to the business via the Key product Monitor (KPM)
10. Assist with process Queries regarding the Warehouse Management System (WMS)
11. Assist with Stock Control
12. Capable of creating and maintaining EFACS master data
13. Assist in achieving departmental goals as defined by the Head of Planning
14. Assist Head of Planning with Supply Chain reporting on a monthly and weekly basis

Skills and Experience:

1. Prior experience of a Planning role, must be able to demonstrate good understanding of planning principles (MRP)
2. Must be able to build and maintain excellent relationships throughout the organisation
3. Ability to work in a team environment as well as an individual
4. Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written and be comfortable talking to all levels of the business
5. IT literate, Good knowledge of Microsoft applications (EFACS experience preferential)


Key words: production plan production planning production schedule production scheduler production planner supply chain planner supply chain planning master production demand planning demand forecasting demand forecast demand planner production forecast production forecasting manufacturing planner manufacturing planning efacs materials planner materials planning production analyst demand analyst mrp sap Hertfordshire essex cambridgeshire Suffolk cambridge

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