Production Planner

20 September 20222022-09-20
Wolverhampton, Black Country
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Production Planner

Black Country


Recruit 12 has an exciting opportunity for a Production Planner to be responsible for overseeing customer schedule translation to GWM internal planning processes. Auditing internal planning attainment with a goal of 100% adherence. Maintaining stock planning calculations in line with objectives, lean methodology and fulfilling customer requirements. Developing and the maintenance of KPI controls relevant to customer/supplier delivery and stock performance.

Your responsibilities as a Production Planner will include:

  • To level demand & align all stock profiles (finished, shopstock, pool stock, safety) to compensate for fluctuation, then plan processes to meet internal / customer needs.
  • Regular and effective communication with customers and internal departments.
  • To monitor, record and communicate adherence to plan, stock levels and customer fluctuation. When applicable to advise, agree and implement corrective plans.
  • Main customer contact in relation to scheduling, delivery performance, vehicle co-ordination and support packaging issues.
  • Review, communicate and monitor weekly demands against long term forecasts and equipment commercial agreed volumes.
  • Analysis of customer schedules - translation into sales data, capacity and manning planning.
  • To maintain SAP to enable efficient parts ordering, production planning with a target of 100% delivery and stock target performance.
  • Monitor, support and co-ordinate physical stock checks, compare and maintain system accuracy. KPI and oversee related improvement plans.
  • To support, progress, deliver and communicate new product introduction and Build out end of life key phases, related volumes and expectations as when applicable.
  • Oversee and support customer performance reviews relevant to logistics. Could include travel as and when required.

To be a successful candidate as a Production Planner you will need:

  • Customer systems and maintenance
  • SAP (MRP and ERP) experience and Microsoft proficient - Intermediate Excel skills minimum
  • A good interdepartmental communicator that can solve issues systematically & objectively.
  • Production planning and inventory control.
  • NVQ 4 - In a relevant engineering discipline or ILM equivalent
  • HNC - IOSCM Level or MP&L equivalent


Recruit12 is a recruitment specialist working within the Automotive, Aerospace, and World Class manufacturing sectors.

Important: Please note Recruit12 is only able to place into employment candidates that have a valid EU passport, a European Economic Area (EEA) passport or a valid UK visa.