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Production Planner

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  • Ref: DT 436

Cathedral Appointments are currently recruiting an experienced Production Planner for a technical solutions manufacturer based in Ashburton, Devon. The Production Planner will be responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring products through the complete production cycle. 

Production Planner responsibilities include...

Job Responsibilities:

  • Management of the production schedule in the MRP system for manufactured and purchased parts. 
  • Balance current and future customer demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.
  • Maintain capacity plan for all departments to assure customer requests do not exceed capacity.  
  • Review new sales requests and determine delivery dates.
  • Monitor and direct MRP requirements to ensure timely release of jobs.
  • Review backlog list of open sales orders.
  • Monitor progress of vendors against agreed delivery dates.
  • Monitor progress of shop floor against agreed delivery dates.
  • Process ad-hoc purchase orders.

Production Planner requirements include...

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Good communication skills, with the ability to communicate with all areas of the business.
  • Previous experience in a production planning/purchasing position is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes is essential.
  • Good IT skills, familiar with Word, Excel etc.
  • Previous knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Strong multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Production Planner to work for a well-established, International company. The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For more information on the position and how to apply please send an up to date CV or get in contact with Dan at Cathedral Appointments.

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