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Supply Chain & Materials

Senior Production Planner - Mayo

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Mayo
Date: 18/05/2016
Job Reference: 82630

Job Description

Senior Production Planner

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

SUMMARY:
This position manages work center capacity load to meet service level and inventory targets and has overall responsibility for raw material supply and inventory levels.

RESPONSIBILTIES:
Raw Material Planning:
  • Management of the buyer/planner team to ensure that raw materials are available to meet production requirements.
  • Maintain raw material inventory at agreed levels.
  • Identify and implement raw material inventory reduction opportunities.
  • Highlight raw material supply issues and work with the plant sourcing team to resolve.

Shop Floor Production Scheduling:
  • Management of the buyer/planner team to develop realistic and achievable work center production schedules.
  • Develop and publish schedule adherence targets and measure actual performance
  • Proactively identify schedule misses and work with customer service team to communicate and minimize service impact.

Plant Capacity Planning:
  • Maintain work center capacity within SAP/APO.
  • Balance work center capacity with demand by flexing plant safety stock while at the same time meeting service and operational efficiency targets.
  • Highlight demand v capacity imbalances and work with supply planning team to resolve.
  • Work with engineering team to identify and plan capacity to support engineering projects

Planning system integrity:
Development, control and maintenance of the plant planning system ensuring data integrity & operational efficiency.

Key Performance Indicators
Publish monthly key performance indicators including but not limited to:
  • Raw material inventory level
  • Raw material stock out %
  • Schedule conformance %
  • Capacity utilization %
  • Identify and implement corrective action to address any non-conformance

Continuous Improvement:
  • Identification of systems or work practices which can be improved and recommendation of alternative approaches towards improvement
  • Maintain up to date standard work documentation for planning processes
  • Development and training of buyer/planner group to best in class planning standards
  • Contribute to Planning projects as required

Qualifications:
  • 3rd Level Qualification
  • APICS - Desirable

Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum 4-5 years planning experience essential, ideally in Medical Device or Pharmaceutical industries.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Experience of ERP systems - SAP/APO skills would be an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple demands.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have experience working across multiple layers of the organization including Plant Management, manufacturing personnel, customer service, and finance in a matrix type structure
  • Supervisory experience preferred.


For further information on this Senior Production Planner position in Mayo please contact Bridin Quinn on 091730022 / bridin@hero.ie
Check out all our open jobs on our Hero Recruitment website - www.hero.ie

Please note Hero Recruitment will not forward your details to any company without your prior approval.

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