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Lead Production Planner

Job Title: Lead Production Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Accrington, Lancashire
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Reference: BBBH15242_1660571628
Contact Name: Jacob Golding
Contact Email: jacob@emp-sol.com
Job Published: August 15, 2022 14:53

Job Description

Do you have a proven track record within Production or Supply Chain Planning?

Experience in Scheduling, Planning, and Coordinating within Aerospace, Automotive or similar?

How would you like to join an established Manufacturing group with a large, long term order book, low staff turnover, excellent benefits and progression opportunities?

As a Lead Planner you will become an integral part of the Production department, working closely with the Head of Planning & Supply Chain Operations.

You will liaise and work alongside numerous teams including Operations Managers, the Supply Chain team, Customers, and Production staff on a daily basis to collaborate planning, forecasting and replenishment within the business to maintain optimal production.


  • You will assist in the budget, financial planning and processes through forecasts, planning and SIOP (Sales Inventory & Operations Planning) analysis.
  • You will regularly review plans and highlight any issues as well as driving solutions on any plan/schedule conflicts.
  • You will control load levelling and bottleneck scheduling.
  • You will maintain all master data to ensure that demand and targeted inventory level is met.

Skills and Experience:
Proven experience in Production Planning.
Degree qualified preferred
Aerospace or Automotive experience is preferable, but other Manufacturing sectors considered.
Knowledge of Supply Chain, Forecasting, Replenishment, Supplier Management.

Location - Accrington, Lancashire
Salary - £35k - £41k (dependent on experience)
Benefits - up to 20% pension! Life Assurance, 25 days holiday + BH, Occupational Health with free eye tests, sick pay, onsite canteen, and free parking.
Permanent - Full Time - 0800-1630 (Mon-Thu) 0800-1300 (Fri)

APPLY NOW! Feel free to contact Jacob on 0161 839 5353 or Jacob@emp-sol.com