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    David Yarwood

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    17 days ago

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We are looking for a Planner on a 6 month contract basis. This will be based in Kintore, Scotland, starting as soon as possible, and operating in the engineering sector. There is a strong possibility this role may also extend or go permanent after the contract period.


Pay Rate: £19.00/hour

Schedule: 08:00-16:00 Mon-Friday 30 MIN LUNCH

Temp to Perm - high possibility

Eligible for 5% bonus (based on Company goals and performances)


Job Description:

There are 3 positions for a Planner Scheduler who will report to the Demand Planning Manager. You will be responsible for scheduling internal machining and assembly activities and PO deliveries. Coordinating and expediting the flow of work and materials within or between these departments according to daily and weekly production schedules. Interacting with departments Cell Leaders, production engineers and continuous improvement leaders to determine progress of work and completion dates, inventory levels and solving production problems to ensure adherence to the Master Schedule. Through your responsibilities you will be accountable for mitigating all risks in the scheduling and production processes and a direct contributor to increasing our OTIF and ATP, improving customer service, reducing our lead times and increasing inventory turns. You will need to be a highly motivated and a proactive production planner who is highly-organised and possess a good working knowledge of manufacturing scheduling processes and systems. Good IT and analytical skills are essential, including high numerical capabilities to ensure the delivery of our key business objectives.



Plan and prepare production schedules for assembly product lines based on customer demand, equipment, labour and raw material availability.

Draw up master/discipline schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet client forecasted master schedule.

Analyse production specifications and construction data and perform mathematical calculations to determine material, tools, and human resource requirements for the production schedule.

Plans sequence of assembly, machining. Using departmental Capacity Planning tools to determine if production will be constrained in future periods; load level production plan, and identify potential corrective actions such as: working overtime, adding equipment, outsourcing or expediting.

Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions.

Prepares production reports.

Review, monitor and manage New Product introductions to ensure that the Supply Chain can support all requirements.

Prepare lists of required materials, tools, and equipment.

Prepare purchase orders to obtain materials, tools, and equipment.

Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are properly maintained.

Delegate to produce produce project packets, shop packets, pick lists, production schedules, manufacturing orders, manufacturing requests, purchasing requisitions and daily action sheets. Also, action in an accurate and timely manner project orders, forecasts, and availability requests.

Update Sales on sales order deliveries especially where changes to the Master Production Schedule have taken place.

Maintain at all times a high level of professionalism, a positive attitude and a demeanour supportive of our mission, core values and overall objectives as determined by senior management.

Present key information to sales weekly Management Production meeting.

Support the attitudes required within the team in meeting customer requirements/expectations, specifically in respect to handling enquiries, quotes, technical, administrative and commercial issues.

Coordinate activities within adjoining teams to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness are the primary outcome.

Liaise with the sales team on delivery and availability issues related to fulfilling customer orders.

Display a level of professionalism that provides the platform for a positive working environment.

Comply with all company policies and procedures.

Support other departments and carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manager.

Travel is occasionally required as dictated by project needs.



- Strategic

An exceptional ability to understand, evaluate and apply technical information (Functional / Technical skills)

Able to adeptly learn the context of a challenge and quickly integrate new skills (Learning on the fly)

Able to understand the business needs and drivers (Business Acumen)

Delivers solutions and decisions that are effective and constructively impact both the Company and our customers organisation (Decision quality & problem solving)

- Operating

Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks (Informing others)

Be quick to identify critical information and respond appropriately (Priority setting)

Delivers solutions and decisions that are effective and constructively impact both the Company and our customers organisation (Decision quality & problem solving)

Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs (Process Management)

Accurately determines the length and difficulty of tasks and projects (Planning)

- Energy

Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities (Action oriented)

- Organisational

Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing (Presentation Skills/ Written Communication)

Aspiring and keen to advance within the organisation (Career ambition)

- Confidence

Can be counted on to take personal responsibility in challenging situations and be willing to engage in disputes in order to settle them equitably (Conflict Management)

- Personal and Interpersonal

A strong sense of customer focus (internal/external) (Customer focus)

A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems (Peer relationships)

Firm and diplomatic when negotiating (Negotiating)

Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals (Self-development)

Is known to consistently adhere to ethical principles and expects others to follow suit (Ethics & Values)




Experience in (ERP) System

Planning software

High degree of communication skills


CIPS or CPIM certification




Working knowledge and technical understanding of planning manufacturing activities within assembly, machining and inspection techniques

Use of MRP system would be essential


Previous experience with scheduling production

Knowledge in a manufacturing environment


Skills, training or special knowledge


Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook)

Ability to interpret engineering documents


Oracle (ERP) System

Advance level of English proficiency

Working experience in ASCP module

SAGE (ERP) System


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