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Production Planner

GKN

Bristol, United Kingdom

Role Purpose
The production planner will tactically plan daily, the requirements to complete customer orders in an accurate and timely fashion and reconcile current production status with demand.

Key Responsibilities
Responsible for the detailed scheduling of all production centres within the value stream including creating and maintaining WTL’s for each work cell.
Ensure that the value stream has a holistic view of all assets through the production flow
Generate and provide daily detailed schedules and issue to the production team
Liaise with the Planning & Logistics Group Leader to manage efficiencies and customer service levels
To maximise improvement opportunities in all areas of planning, through continual review of process and implementing improvements where deemed necessary
To ensure all relevant SAP steps and tasks are completed
To identify appropriate solutions to identified scheduling problems
Maintain production orders to ensure alignment with the master production schedule
Record and analyse reasons for non-adherences to the schedule providing reports back to the value stream.
Reporting to the Planning & Logistics Group Leader within a Value Stream (Operations area)

Qualifications / Experience / Skills
Advanced knowledge of excel is essential

Experience in production planning and scheduling is essential
Ability to work without supervision
A pro-active approach to problem solving
Ability to manage own time and work to meet deadlines is essential
Numerate and analytical with an eye for detail
Knowledge of SAP desirable
NVQ Level 3 or above desirable


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