Location Reading, Reading, England
Job-type Interim / Contract
Salary £20000 - £23000

Production Planner


FTC - 12 months

£23,000 DOE



My client, a bespoke engineering manufacturer, are seeking a Production Planner to join their team in Reading on a 12 month contract. The successful candidate will be tasked with assisng the effective planning of production including administration and scheduling tasks.


Key Responsibilities of Production Planner

  • Production Planning within a busy manufacturing environment
  • Full work order prodcess; Scheduling, realease, monitor and review
  • Identifcation of material shortages
  • Use and keep ERP/MRP systems up to date.
  • Review the MPS plan and ensure that this is achievable based on hours required against hours available.
  • Attend regular update meetings as required to communicate the status of the production plan and receive feedback from supply chain partners. 
  • Monitor the ongoing production capacity requirement against available capacity and highlight areas of concern.
  • Work with Customer Service to confirm order status when required.


Qualification and Experience

  • Previous experience in a material control / production planning role.
  • Knowledge/experience of MRP and/or ERP planning systems.
  • Excellent level of computer literacy with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • An analytical approach and meticulous attention to detail.
  • GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English
  • Excel at intermediate level