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Production Planner

Production Planner

August 18, 2021

Production Planner

(Contract role)

Based Knowsley, near Liverpool

Excellent Rates


Our client is a global group, they manufacture fluid power systems to a global customer base and have an urgent requirement for a Production Planner to provide the interface between customer enquiry and demand and manufacturing ensuring high levels of communication and customer focus.


The Role:

  • Reporting to the Production Control and Planning Manager.
  • Responsible for interpreting the customer demand and effectively communicating it to manufacturing / engineering ensuring all materials are secure in line with specifications and lead times.
  • Working with manufacturing, engineering and external sales to develop material costing for current and potential opportunities.
  • You will provide prompt and accurate feedback regarding customer orders.
  • Maintain the Access orders database and any specific customer portals.
  • You will load the BOM through Sage SOP system, driving and then interpreting the MRP messages, progress all PO's and issue pick lists as appropriate.
  • You will also provide feedback on shortages and potential issues ensuring all contractual paperwork is completed and sent to the customer.


The Candidate:

  • A contractor ready to start an immediate assignment as a Production Planner.
  • You will have strong customer service experience gained in a manufacturing environment operating an MRP system.
  • You will have demand planning and scheduling experience in a technical environment operating within the Supply Chain function.
  • Have experience with MRP systems, planning engineering products, placing and negotiating purchase orders.
  • Ideally you will hold an engineering or business qualification and have experience of working with Sage would be a benefit.
  • Whilst engineered products experience is not essential, you will have a technical and analytical mindset and be able to liaise with external teams to accurately accept and acknowledge new customer orders.
  • Supply Chain experience within a business which has reduced lead times to world class measures is essential as is operating through various supplier portals to manage demands.


This role is urgent and will suit either a contractor or a candidate searching for a full-time permanent role and is available immediately.


To apply for this exciting opportunity please send your CV to Isobel Riley at at Kendall Poole Consulting quoting the reference IMR/2514.