Vacancy : Production Planner
Location : Royston
We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner to provide outstanding service and supply chain expertise for the high variety, low volume operations within the Noble Metals business.
The successful candidate will be focussed on developing a clear understanding of the Gauze and Tube department production processes and driving an efficient and effective flow of materials through their manufacturing process with the aim of reducing Precious Metal inventory.
This is a hands-on role which will require the incumbent to ensure that planning, control and administrative activities are fulfilled in a timely manner whilst creating realistic and achievable production plans.
Support EHS principles to ensure that EHS is given top priority and good practice is followed at all times
Develop a strong insight and understanding of the manufacturing processes and how these link to the other departments in the factory
Review, analyse and interpret production data, using this to set the production schedule and anticipate any problems with the flow of materials
Working with complex production processes, use data analysis techniques to reduce Precious Metal inventory levels and ensure production schedules are designed and delivered to meet customer specifications
Operate and maintain efficient supply chain administration processes, including order of materials, in addition to managing the intake and flow of material within the production cycle
Working closely with the manufacturing team to develop a robust production plan focused on a continuous flow of Precious Metal, ensuring compliance and execution of the plan
Accountable for collation, analysis and presentation of KPI’s to drive improvement and delivery.
Manage communication with the Sales team, focused on developing and maintaining production scheduling processes to ensure production schedules are fully met and that customer requirements are communicated, displayed and tracked
Develop and maintain Standard Work and Standard Operations for the planning operations
Work with other members of the supply chain and management team to identify opportunities for process improvement
Are you the ideal candidate?
You will have :
Strong Health and Safety awareness
High level of numeracy; working with systems and data, SPC control and statistical understanding would be advantageous
Significant IT skills, ideally with capability for basic programming and creation of macros
Knowledge of theory of manufacturing planning and Supply Chain techniques
Understanding of importance of inventory control
Resilience to work under pressure to find innovative solutions to problems
Ability to build strong working relationships with rest of team and other department key contacts
Strong communication skills
How to apply :
Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online.
Candidate applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis
Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.