The Production Planner role is to Support the preparation of the Sales & Operations Planning business Process and to support the other members of the planning team within the factory in reference to strategic and tactical capacity planning horizons.
-          To ensure that forecasts for the assigned area of responsibility are converted to orders at the time fences.
-          To assess incoming customer orders in terms of plant capability and material availability and define the first promise date for delivery
-          To maintain the MRP data on the system for assigned products and areas
-          To review monthly the capacity loading for the assigned workcentre reporting potential bottlenecks and issues.
-          Prepare assigned schedule in co-operation with relevant departments.
-          To liaise with purchasing and artwork control to manage BOM changes in line with customer requirements and open orders to ensure that stock write offs are minimized.
-          Liaise with customer Sales & Marketing department with regard to delivery dates, order status, etc. for the areas assigned
-          Prepare supply chain metrics on a weekly basis.
-          Manage the assigned shipping schedules
-          Ensure product availability through effective management of available capacity while ensuring cost and quality compliance.
-          Report to senior management on a weekly and ad hoc basis on Key Performance Indicators, e.g. total backorders, performance against shipping plan.
-          Chair routine and ad hoc planning and scheduling meetings as required, communicating changes and additions to production schedules
-          Liaise with customer service, production, Launch, artwork operations and R&D to implement improvements and drive new product initiatives.
-          Drive to achieve zero back orders and 95%+ On Time Full shipping performance.
Education and Requirements
-          2 years experience of planning / scheduling in a regulated industry ideally pharmaceuticals.
-          Experience of production, manufacturing or packing operations essential
-          Engineering/ Business degree or equivalent Industry experience.
-          Qualification in or studying for APICS,
-          Advanced MS Excel
-          Must be a self-starter and able to work on own initiative