Lead Production Planner

Job Title: Lead Production Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 123313
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Lead Production Planner
Our client, a Medtech company based in Galway, now seeks an experienced Production Planning Manager to work in a fast paced dynamic manufacturing site on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for required to plan and schedule of finished products and 3rd Party Orders to meet external and internal Customer Service requirements while managing Inventory in line with goals.

This role involves line managing the materials function group, so the required candidate must have proven experience in leading & developing the procurement and planning team. Proven ability in coaching, lead and enhance the productivity of reports within the department. This hire must champion process improvement in planning tools and systems.

Responsibilities of Lead Production Planner:
Specialist in the area of production planning, with an excellent knowledge of customer/market requirements and manufacturing plant capacity.
Responsible for procuring raw materials, components & production supplies to ensure a 100% customer service level, whilst achieving the targeted KPIs.
Work with Global Supply Chain to validate the customer requirements signal.
Partner with production to develop a Production plan that meets customer service requirements while maintaining minimum inventory and optimal manufacturing cost.
Interfaces with all process owners in end to end supply chain to ensure that customer service requirements are met.
Lead process improvements to ensure inventory is optimized.
Project managing NPI and continuous improvement initiatives.
Manage material supply to ensure manufacturing demands & targets are achieved.
Providing timely and appropriate Material availability information to internal customers.
Develop a culture of compliance to GMP procedures, with strong focus on risk assessment & elimination.
Driving both the long term and short term capacity plans for manufacturing line.

Requirements of Lead Production Planner:
Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Business or similar. APICS certification desirable.
5+ year’s relevant experience in a materials planning / production planning environment.
3+ years people management experience ideally within Supply Chain function.
Proven experience of MRP systems, SAP experience is highly desired.
Proficient user in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with strong working knowledge of MS Word.
Excellent analytical, problem solving & communication skills.
Proven manufacturing experience needed to manage production planning process steps for NPI.
Understands Lean planning and execution techniques.

Please phone Larry on 01-2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie / www.rftgroup.ie

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