Operations Planner

Job Title: Operations Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Redditch
Salary: £30000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-20 00:00:00
Reference: 047107561
Contact Name: Michelle Laight
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 24, 2019 13:34

Job Description

We are looking for an experience Operations Planner to join their fast growing business within the Supply Chain department, reporting directly into the Planning manager based in Redditch. You will receive a basic salary of between £30,000- £35,000 depending on your skills and experience plus benefits.

You will be responsible for managing the operations planning activity for a specific business area / forge. This role is accountable for the planning activities within the specific area to ensure that the capabilities and capacities of operations are balanced with the needs of sales to best support the customer needs and financial plans.

Role and Responsibilities:
Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning:

- Lead weekly SIOP meetings.
- Support Head of Planning with Monthly SIOP meetings and input
- Ensure weekly planning activity is robust and timely and looks forwards to agreed planning horizon on a rolling weekly basis
- Maintain regular detailed load and capacity plans to ensure the effective use of resources (assets and people) to satisfy customers and meet financial targets
- Recommend actions (Men, Machines, Material and Method) to balance load and capacity to meet business objectives
- Ensure plans are in place to meet contractual requirements for buffer stock with customers
- Recommend strategic buffer stocks required to meet customers service levels
- To ensure the maintenance of the capacity planning data on EFACS ( centres, sections, shifts, holidays, performance factors, blocking for TPM)


- Ensure the Master Production Plan (MPS or Sales Order Commit date) within your area accurately reflects the current operations status / plan.
- Support rate readiness and load / capacity reviews with customers
- Support New Product Introduction within your area
- Ensure signals to suppliers are accurate and timely using MRP
- Ensure suppliers have visibility of forward demand
- Complete necessary re-planning activity to recover unforeseen problems, liaising with COAs to minimise customer impact
- Support Cell Leads with all planning activities in your area
- Ensure detailed plans with sufficient visibility are available for the tool room to ensure dies are available and accommodate within production plan
- Support area daily stand-up
- Ensure accuracy of all EFACS planning data for parts in your business area
- Maintain accurate system lead-times and proactively target reductions
- Provide the Pull signal ( WTL ) to suppliers to ensure OTIF delivery
- Ensure transactions are timely
- Maintain capacity data for resources (work centres, people) and load (parts)
- Provide feedback of KPIs

Inventory Management
- Forecast working capital requirements for raw material, WIP and finished goods within your area
- Support improvement projects to continually reduce working capital including improving flow, lead-time and batch size reduction
- Ensure effective optimisation of working capital versus transactional capacity through use of MRP planning parameters
- Support HOB in improving flow of product through operations from raw material to finished goods
- Expedite raw material delivery and availability to business requirements

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Master Production Scheduling
• Experience of production planning and control
• Has Engineering / Manufacturing and Logistics experience
• MRP planning
• Microsoft Excel (intermediate or above)
• Business Improvement skills
• Use of KPI's
• Understanding and operation of ERP systems

If you think you have the skills and experience that my client is looking for then please email your CV to