Senior Production Planner / MRP Scheduler

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Other High Technology Manufacturing

Location: Northampton


With advanced manufacturing facilities complying with quality and environmental standards, my client has become a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality engineered products for the UK and International market.


As a Senior Production Planner you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating production requirements.
  • Creating production plans.
  • Calculating accurate order completion dates by factoring in materials supply and production capacity.
  • Identifying and resolving any production or material constraints which could impact on customers’ orders.
  • Liaising with Purchasing to chase up any shortages in materials.
  • Attending regular production meetings.
  • Providing internal customers with updates on the progress of their order.
  • Effectively managing the material flow to meet customer demands.
  • Working closely with the sales and production team to prioritise urgent orders.
  • Checking and controlling the daily output using the MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) system.
  • Converting planned requirements into production orders.
  • Maintaining daily KPI’s.
  • Managing change or cancellation of production orders.
  • Managing unscheduled production requirements.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to new members of the team.


The successful candidate MUST have proven experience within a Manufacturing environment and possess a minimum of 2 years exposure within Production / Capacity / Raw Materials Planning.

Along with the above you must be a clear communicator, able to work under pressure, I.T literate, methodical in your approach and be comfortable working within a project based manufacturing environment.

Previous experience using SAP would be highly beneficial but not essential, as would prior experience operating in the mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering industry.

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