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Production Planner

Job Title: Production Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 84772
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Production Planner

Our client, a medical device company in Galway are currently looking to recruit a Production Planner for their site.

Job Purpose:
Co-ordination of production planning activities to optimise material flow and processes in support of internal and external customer needs. Collaborates and agrees with external customers (Global Supply Chain & Demand Planning) & internal customers (Planning & Production) with regard to volume & capacity requirements respectively per defined time periods and ensures that production plans and materials are in place to support same. Ensures that plant/business units inventory policies are achieved through effective deployment of planning processes.

Key Responsibilities:
  • In conjunction with the Senior Planner schedule and maintain daily/weekly & monthly production planning activities in the execution of the Master Production Schedule and the translation of the MPS into detailed production schedules to ensure that customer requirements are met.
  • Review and agree monthly volume & capacity requirements for a defined portfolio of products with Global Supply Chain and Production Unit Co-ordinator respectively.
  • Collaborates with external partners (Global Supply Chain & Demand Planning) in understanding reasons for any specific service level misses and recovery plans to be put in place.
  • Monitoring daily production output and coordinating any schedule variances, as required.
  • Monitor inventory levels at Distribution Centres and prioritise production as appropriate.
  • Develop, maintain, analyse and publish KPI?s relevant to business unit & department as appropriate.
  • Ensuring effective inventory management & control in line with company targets by maintaining plant (both Raw Material & Work In Progress) material inventories within defined monthly target levels, while minimising excess, obsolete and expired products.
  • Complete quarterly EE&O (Excess, Expired & Obsolescence) analysis for defined set of product ownership.
  • Maintain accurate SAP master data to ensure 100% system data accuracy at all times
  • Is an influential team member, fully motivated to achieve & demonstrate best practices in line with the department objectives.
  • Pro-actively looking for and implementing improvement opportunities with suppliers, internal material delivery to production, policy and procedures within Materials Management Group, and participating in continuous improvement activities across all other internal departments.
  • Support the Materials Management Director, Materials Manager & Senior Planner in the preparation of adhoc summary analysis reports & presentations.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
  • HETAC Level 8 in a related discipline, with 3 years direct experience in a Production Planning environment.
  • Certification in APICS or similar qualification would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience in a Medical Device, lean manufacturing driven company is desired.
  • Experience of ERP system is required, preferable in SAP.
  • Strong working knowledge of Supply Chain Management principles such as MRP & inventory planning & control.
  • Excellent planning & analytical skills are required.
  • Demonstrated experiences of problem solving and process improvements activities.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft application?s specifically, Excel, PowerPoint & Word.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Team player with ability to act on own initiative or under minimal supervision

For further information on this Production Planner role in Galway please contact Aoife O?Reilly on 091730022 /
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