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Production Planner - (Healthcare Manufacturing)
Ulverston , Cumbria
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Role: Production Planner (Healthcare)

Performs a wide range of general administrative and/or technical accountabilities and operations, and analyzes and completes respective projects or concepts, to deliver functional specific internal services, for an organization assigned.

Ensure the highest level of Health and Safety is observed and followed in every aspect within the production environment and every task performed.
Zero Harm; Understand the 6 Elements and ensure the safety basics are in place for all activities.
STOP; If you believe a process is unsafe STOP the activity complete a stop card and report it.

To effectively plan the materials plan & production activity for Siemens product lines, within available capacity to satisfy customer expectations, This role is primarily responsible for detailed planning of production orders. The job holder will be required to maintain a close liaison with Production departments to discuss changes to production plans and methods.

The main purpose of the job is to plan production activity, within available capacity to satisfy customer expectations. Analysis and revision of ERP planning data would be necessary to ensure accurate and efficient manufacturing plans are generated.

The principal accountabilities of this position are to raise and plan production orders to ensure customer delivery is achieved and monitor and maintain routing information to provide the most efficient and accurate capacity planning data. Analyse and recommend changes to all aspects of the ERP system to increase efficiency / improvements and / or reduce lead times. Attend Progress review meetings to ensure progress to plans, and to reach agreement on corrective actions where milestones are not achieved. Work closely with and co-ordinate all manufacturing related functions to ensure achievement of the production plan.

The Candidate

Have knowledge and experience of planning techniques / methodologies (MRP, ERP, and MPS) and have experience in analysing and interpreting data gathered from a variety of sources to assist effective decision making and planning. Must be experienced within a modern manufacturing environment and knowledge of improvement tools such as 5S and / or Lean would be an advantage.

Computer literacy is essential, along with strong organising and reporting skills and good communication and negotiation skills are essential.

Key Responsibilities & Duties: Include the Position Description from GRIP catalogue and supplement with additional responsibilities specific to the role (Generic responsibilities and duties):

* Takes part in business improvement activities, as assigned.
* Contribute to the deployment of strategic tasks and projects, as assigned.
* Adhere to relevant processes.
* Identify process errors and process improvement opportunities to management.
* Identify potential quality issues or improvements to management.
* Adhere to safety processes and guidance at all times. Proactively identify opportunities for improvement in regard to safety.
* Work centre capacity management to maximum available (within +/-10%).
* Ensure routing validation of all products within designated production cell.
* Contribute to on-time delivery performance through effective capacity management.

Key Responsibilities & Duties: Include the Position Description from GRIP catalogue and supplement with additional responsibilities specific to the role

* Supports assigned organization with professional internal services, in a specified area of competence.
* Completes maintenance, organization, and distribution of technical or commercial records and information.
* Conducts analysis, project/process reporting and database/data management.
* Analyzes and designs processes, methods, and structures incl. resources and scheduling.
* Determines specific measures (KPI's) for monitoring performance.
* Develops programs, statistical reports, budgets and presentations.
* Participates in projects within the field of competence.
* Communicates and runs trainings for process implementation.
* May advice operation staff, and act as competence point of escalation.

* Plan production orders to ensure customer delivery is achieved.
* Monitor and maintain routing information to provide accurate capacity planning data.
* Analyse and recommend changes to material flow to increase efficiency and / or reduce leadtime.
* Attend progress review meetings to ensure progress to plans, and to reach agreement on corrective actions where milestones are not achieved.
* File and maintain planning documentation in IT systems. & Ensure that production plans are properly installed and executed. Maintaining excel spreadsheets and Microsoft data reports.
* Calculates and deploys short-term and mid-term production plans for assigned production resources.
* Analysing short and long term planning scenarios considering forecast plans and capacity planning options, customer service / cost impact.
* Compare capacity plans (from SAP) and actual capacity utilisation, and recommend changes to critical resource planning.
* Assist with other adhoc projects and / or duties as and when required.

Since 1978, Rullion has been securing exceptional candidates for a range of clients; from large well-known brands, to SMEs and start ups. As a family-owned business, Rullion's approach is credible and honest, focused on building long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.
Rullion is a forward-thinking recruitment company that specialises in providing a wide range of talent consultancy services to a diverse client base; from small start-ups to large household names
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Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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