Production Planner/Scheduler

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Planner/Scheduler within our Product Services team in Coalville, to support the manufacture and assembly of high precision, one-off tools for use on our non-conventional machining processes. 

As a new role within the team, full training will be given to the successful candidate who will become pivotal to the continuing success of the business unit. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple products
  • Plan and prioritise operations to ensure maximum performance
  • Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand
  • Assign workers and other staff to particular production operations
  • Schedule shifts according to production needs
  • Monitor jobs to ensure they will finish on time and within budget
  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption
  • Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.)
  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports
  • Keep paperwork organized
  • Collaborate with quality control, warehouse and other staff
  • Developing alternative plans to consider “What if” scenarios and backward loading 


  • Solid educational background

Experience / Knowledge Requirements:

  • Proven experience of production planning software applications
  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
  • Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems e.g. Factory Master / SAP 

Skills and Aptitudes required:

  • Excellent mathematical and statistics skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, ability to multi-task and deal with a varied workload
  • Structured thinker with the ability to see improvements through to completion
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Positive attitude
  • Team player


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