Manufacturing Planning Lead

Ref: ZR_8504_JOB  ·  Posted on 20 May 2024


Our client manufactures products for the Defence sector and is looking for an experienced Production/Manufacturing Lead to be responsible for the planning and control of products.

This role is based full time on site.

Key responsibilities
  • Understand the manufacturing needs, undertake materials management, manufacturing planning and ensure that materials reach production on time.
  • Responsible for work in progress, use of inventory, stock takes and issuing documents for the production team.
  • Ensure all customer product orders are realised for On Time Delivery in Full.
  • Plan the workload, materials, and tooling for all build demands.
  • Liaise with Supply Chain to ensure materials plans are in place.
  • Interpret the recommended MRP requirements and review order recommendations, prior to order placement.
  • Work with Supply Chain to ensure purchase requisitions are raised timely and materials are delivered on time.
  • Monitor job status in conjunction with Operations delivery and procurement teams.
  • Provide regular project updates, stock and order information, along with opportunities for improvement.
Skills & experience
  • A lead role within Manufacturing or Production within the Defence environment.
  • Experienced with Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP) tools (SAP, IFS would be advantageous).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate with high level stakeholders.
  • Experience planning workload, materials and tools.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing Tools and Techniques.
  • Experience managing small/medium manufacturing shop floor team will be an advantage.
  • Excellent supplier management skills.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that the client has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and therefore this contract will be run through an Umbrella Company. Income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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