Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery. We are looking to recruit an experienced Production Planner for the Plastics Business Unit to help drive continuous improvement and deputise for the Manager when required.
This is a superb opportunity for a highly motivated planning professional with a proven track record who can demonstrate the ability to adapt to business needs. Reporting to the Planning and Inventory Manager the successful role holder will be responsible for the production schedule of all plastic components, sub-assemblies, finished Products and TD Group supplied componentry in line with machine and assembly capacities meeting customer requirements and satisfaction levels.
The role is predominantly site based however occasional travel may be required to support customers.
Provide daily / weekly Plans Production in all areas of Plastics to meet Customer orders (Internal and External)
Liaise closely with all Production teams to ensure the plan is being adhered through a Plan Adherence measurement
Liaise with Sales office, Tool room, M/T, Stores / Warehouse, Despatch, Purchasing, Quality and Engineering to ensure plan is achievable
Pre-empt and react to manufacturing issues as they arise on the shop floor.
Manage production schedules ensuring good level of customer service.
Assist in the ownership of the System Data base maintaining Bills of Material and Product build structure to ensure compliance with Design and enable standard costs to be established for all build levels
Forecast labour requirements
Lead and provide support where necessary to all CI activities
Provide customer feedback to ensure customer service levels are being met and surpassed
Provide business data ensuring it is recorded, analysed and can be reported to senior management relevant to the customer agreement both internal and external
Continual evaluation that customer agreement KPI’s are being met / improved upon
Generate and maintain KPI metrics; Labour costs by volume and value, Transport costs by volume and value, stock accuracy through perpetual inventory process and outbound OTIF
Assist to ensure customer complaints are actioned upon, resolved efficiently and speedily
Support inter-department communication ensuring ideas / best practice is supported.
Be part of continuous improvement teams
Ensure team members are maintaining a good standard of housekeeping
Other duties as may be necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of this position
What you need to do it…
Previous experience minimum 12 months in a similar planning / scheduling role is essential
Experience working within injection moulding / assembly related industries would be desirable
Excellent IT skills, with advanced Excel knowledge
Tenacious, driven and enthusiastic approach with excellent communication skills
Flexible, adaptable in difficult circumstances and thrives on change
Confident, highly organised with excellent problem solving / analytical capability
Continuously strive to achieve results in a deadline driven environment
Excellent attention to detail and an eye for accuracy/ strong numeracy skills
Previous experience of ERP would be advantageous
Great working conditions in a company that has a reputation for being an excellent people friendly employer who ensures a good work life balance as part of its values
Competitive salary reflecting experience
Contributory pension scheme and 25 days annual leave + statutory holidays
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