Production Planner

  • Job Reference: N6030-554A
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2017
  • Location: Marlow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Production Planner - Avionics, Electronics, Communication Systems for the Defence and Civil sectors


 Our client is a global company, they design, develop and manufacture active and passive avionics antennas and electronic control systems for the military and civil communications sectors.

They are looking for a Production Planner to join a team of five, Planners work with procurement and manufacturing operations, executing planning activities in line with defined lean inventory, production and procurement strategies for materials, managing capacity planning and scheduling for production and / or purchased materials.


As a Production Planner, your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

Bachelor degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field / or equivalent experience.

Solid knowledge of Supply Chain activities, MRP, Planning, Procurement, Production and Manufacturing. 

Practical knowledge / understanding of Lean Supply Chain concepts and application.

Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills.

Strong knowledge / experience of MRP e.g.  SYSPRO, Oracle, SAP etc.

APICS certification (or regional equivalent) preferred.


As a Production Planner, your main responsibilities will involve: 

Planning and scheduling of material in accordance with the needs of the MPS.

Conduct finite capacity planning and scheduling of internal manufacturing operations in accordance with the needs of the MPS, producing & releases internal work orders schedules & monitor performance to plan

Develops production schedule for internal manufacturing operations for a series of production workcenters to achieve the requirements of the master production schedule.

Optimises capacity, with minimal inventory and to ensure delivery to our customers on time.

Strategically sets and manages all planning elements associated with all manufactured parts, and coordinates any outside processing associated with their parts.

Ability to read and understand drawings, and what is subsequently required to make the parts they being planned.

Strategically sets and manages all planning elements associated with purchased parts. Provides direction to purchasing on quantity & timing requirements of materials

Plans and manage raw material inventory.

Work with Engineering to identify alternative parts to support production requirements and drive cost & inventory reductions

Monitoring shrinkage, yield, BOM accuracy, scrap factors to support cross functional continuous improvement projects.

Construct & maintain a planning bill of material & routing strategy 

Planning and sequencing material inflows in such a way as to maintain inventory at planned levels and applying SOF principles to ensure that inventories are sized and balanced at the optimum levels throughout the supply chain

Inventory: responsible for effectively executing functional supply and demand material plans, ensuring right part, right place, right time with minimal inventory.

Conducts inactive, obsolete, and surplus analysis on all parts and drives root cause, corrective action and disposition strategy. 


Keywords:  SYSPRO, Oracle, SAP, MRP, Electronics, Electro Mechanical, Manufacturing, Avionics, Communications, VHF, GPS, Supply Chain., Production, Production Planner.


Production Planner - Avionics, Electronics, Communication Systems for the Defence and Civil sectors

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent large company benefits, flexitime

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire