Production Planning Manager (Manufacturing)

Production Planning Manager (Manufacturing)

We are working with a well-established and growing manufacturing business with a global presence that offer a niche product range.

This will be a permanent full-time position. Monday – Friday 8am-4pm. As well as a very competitive salary they offer a great holiday allowance, good pension and additional extras.

Duties
*Oversee production planning and management activities within the business.
*Develop production plan, budget, and timelines according to production specifications.
*Determine production requirements based on plant capacity and production specifications.
*Plan workflow and schedules for production departments.
*Monitor production status and ensure timely delivery.
*Identify delays and accordingly adjust schedules to meet deadlines.
*Assist in production risk assessment and mitigation activities.
*Notify business on any delays and outages, keeping CRM fully informed of any changes.
*Provide excellent customer service and ensure customer satisfaction (Internal & External).
*Evaluate current production processes and recommend improvements.
*Assist in new product development, enhancements, and implementation.
*Conduct daily meetings to keep track of production schedules.
*Ensure that finished products meet quality standards and customer specifications.
*Determine equipment, materials and manpower required to complete production.
*Resolve production issues and escalate unresolved issues to management promptly.
*Assist in employee hiring, training, performance evaluation, retention, and termination activities.
*This role will be hands-on, requiring interaction with Production Managers, Supervisors and Team leaders where appropriate.

Requirements
*Proven experience as a production planner in manufacturing
*Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
*Comprehensive knowledge of MRP & ERP Systems (Orderwise would be ideal)
*Thorough understanding of Bill of Materials and Production Routings
*Awareness of Quality Control requirements and problem-solving techniques
*Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Desirable but not essential
*Proficient in all Microsoft applications
*The ideal candidate should be extremely motivated, with a ‘can do’ approach
*Results orientated; focused on KPI’s and deliverable OTIF metrics
*Able to work to tight deadlines, calm under the pressure of a fast-paced manufacturing environment
*Excellent communication skills both externally and with colleagues of all levels
*Analytical, numerically astute, with strong problem-solving abilities
*Excellent time management skills

Please forward a copy of your CV

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Packaging Manager – Fresh Produce

We are currently working with a leading fresh produce distributor based in Sittingbourne.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking an experienced Packaging Manager to join their team on a permanent basis. The Packaging Manager will have overall responsibility for the procurement, scheduling, storage and issue of all packaging materials on site.

Responsibilities will include:

Manage a team of buyers to place orders and call off with suppliers, open purchase orders on the ERP system and hire and de-hire of trays and pallets.

Liaise with suppliers and deal with ongoing communications.

Update and maintain BRC records relating to packaging materials.

Take responsibility for the stock management and placing of orders for replenishment of sundry items.

Update and prepare stock reports.

Direct responsibility for packaging procurement and packaging issues.

ERP Business System superuser for stock management systems and process accuracy.

Conduct tenders where appropriate to ensure supplier agreements remain competitive.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Previous procurement, administration and packaging experience.
Fresh produce knowledge.
Experience using Prophet ERP system.
Ability to work to challenging deadlines in a pressurised environment.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
Analytical thinking.
Great team player.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing career development and training coupled with a great salary and benefits package. Hours for this role are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…