Production Planner/Estimator Due to growth, we have an opportunity for an individual to become a key member of our small team to manage production planning, and assist with quotations. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support to enable the business to achieve delivery targets, as well as helping to improve operational organisation, cost, and efficiencies. Initially the job role will focus on the implementation and maintenance of a production planning system, after which the role will develop to include assistance in producing quotations. Salary is negotiable depending on experience, please include your salary expectations within your application. Key responsibilities; Schedule work for production, issuing a weekly production plan Plan and prioritise manufacturing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay Review and update production plans based on downtime or material delays Determine running hours, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand Analysis of manufacturing data to provide reports on production capacity Maintaining a clear oversight of material availability and costs Maximise customer service level via effective communication with the Account Managers and Office Administration Drive improvements in demand planning processes, including systems solutions Measure and report conformance to production plans to enable the business to maintain customer service level Monitor manufacturing KPI's Gaining an understanding of job forecasting and material costs in order to produce quotations Assign operators and other warehouse staff to particular production operations Ideal candidate; Proven experience in production planning within a manufacturing environment Organised, detail oriented, methodical and with strong analytical and numerical skills Computer literate with a working knowledge of Excel Broad knowledge of forecasting, product distribution, inventory control and production capacity The ability to work flexibly under pressure, prioritise own workload and work on initiative Able to remain calm, patient and polite in challenging situations Excellent verbal communications skills with the ability to confidently relay information to colleagues Hours: 08:30 - 17:00 Monday - Friday Holidays 24 8 Please note that we will not be able to respond to all applications. If you have not been contacted by 7th May, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.