Job Description

Production Planner

Location: Tamworth, UK

Objective: To plan components and material though the manufacturing facility, ensuring that delivery dates are created and achieved to give OTIF delivery to the customer.

Outsource UK's client manufacture specialist brake & disc components for Motorsport, Military & OEM customers. This role will be based at their Tamworth site.

The client is currently very busy & the planner will need to be very dynamic & have experience of solutioning capacity constraints.

Key Responsibilities: -

  • Co-ordinate all aspects of production schedule to enable manufacturing to achieve production targets.
  • Liaise with in house transport for delivery and collection of sub contract operations.
  • Cooperate with suppliers for delivery of material and any lead lime changes to re plan the production schedule accordingly
  • Working with the production schedule co-ordinate production work flow through each area to gain best advantage of customer delivery and revenue return.
  • Communicate potential issues before they arise and inform management.
  • Produce paper work to allow the production of parts and ensure drawings etc are supplied to machine shop. This includes parts being returned from sub contract for more operations.
  • Monitor the business system data and identify issues requiring attention such as late slow moving or errors.
  • Support machine shop in achieving ROTIF and OTIF KPI's.
  • Support stock taking activities with count sheets and data entry.
  • Comply with business policies and procedures.
  • Cooperate with all other areas as when required.
  • Control Waste stream management organising collections and deliveries and subsequent paperwork to ensure adherence to environmental requirements.

Additional Working Hours

  • Longer hours may be required during busy periods.

The Candidate: -

  • Will have worked in a similar role within an inventory management environment.
  • Able to understand & maintain the materials management system, ensuring that transactions are identified and that their status is accurate and up to date.
  • To be production focused where availability and supply is essential.
  • Experience of planning & managing demand streams, should be able to work under pressure and be able to react and adjust to the daily changing conditions typical in a dynamic business.
  • Excellent people skills, combined with strong communication and organisation skills, are required to work effectively across business functions, communicating with departments & ensuring service levels are on a right-first-time basis.
  • Must have the ability and confidence to stop processes if quality standards are not met, or if the safety of themselves or other people is in doubt.
  • Will have worked in automotive, aerospace or military industry previously.

For more information please contact Liam Fahey on 0161 694 9207 or email

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