Here at Thorlux Lighting we are looking to expand our team with a dedicated Production Planner who has an experienced and varied background within Planning and is looking to further strengthen and develop their skills. You will be required to control the execution of customer orders and related parts, for a given product range. Ensuring customers’ orders are performed in line with requested delivery date, coupled with maintaining stocks of agreed products – providing appropriate instructions to carry out the above to all departments concerned.
Ensuring that the execution of manufacturing orders, meets the customers’ requirements of the correct quantity and requested delivery date.
Providing a service to the sales office – supplying prompt and accurate replies to queries in respect of customer orders, also providing realistic lead-times for potentially new orders.
Expediting specific customer orders – ensuring promises related to the sales department are punctual, or advising sales of any problems that may arise.
Resolving production bottleneck issues, expediting internal manufactured parts or liaising with the Materials department for the progress of bought-out parts.
Liaising with Team Leaders and issuing instructions to the relevant work centres, in the form of work orders, or programmes.
Ensuring Manufacturing Orders for stock replenishment are performed and maintaining stocks against the agreed stocking policy.
Developing reports to analyse sales/manufacturing data in order to optimise production performance.
Implementing improved operational systems in the scheduling and production of Manufacturing Orders.
Liaising with Sales Order Planning to plan and reschedule Manufacturing Order schedules to match customer requirements.
Continuously maintaining and issuing accurate Manufacturing Order schedules and tracking systems to allow advance planning in the departmental manufacturing sections and provide delivery information for Sales Order Planning.
Monitoring and advising on the progress of specific Manufacturing Orders that need Technical or Quality approval before despatch.
Planning the phase in/out of in-house manufactured parts to minimize slow moving/obsolete inventory.
Observation of company Health and Safety regulations and encouraging others to do so.
Ensuring that equipment is properly used and maintained.
To assist in the New Product Introduction process, helping to ensure a smooth flow from design to manufacture.
Grade C or above in Maths and English.
Ability to work accurately, prioritise and remain calm under pressure.
A strong team player.
Experience in a Manufacturing Production Control environment is essential along with a minimum of 3 years in a similar role.
We offer an excellent range of benefits to include Pension, Company Bonus (after qualifying period) and 25 days flexible holiday in addition to statutory Bank Holidays. Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development exist at Thorlux Lighting.
For further details please contact Cathy Armstrong on 01527 583200 or e-mail your CV to email@example.com