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Production Planner

Job Details
  • 5639
  • Luxfer MEL Technologies
  • Swinton (Greater Manchester)
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • A salary of circa. £30,000 + bonus + attractive package

Production Planner

Do you have either a degree in Supply Chain Management or significant experience in planning and logistics? Or have you completed a Supply Chain Management qualification and would like to learn more? Read on to discover more about this exciting role available at Luxfer MEL Technologies, where you’ll benefit from in-depth training and plenty of opportunities for career progression, including options to progress through institute of supply chain management (IOSCM) qualifications, which are fully funded through the company.

The Package – Production Planner

As a Production Planner, you will join the team based within our Swinton office in Greater Manchester, and you will benefit from:

  • A salary of circa. £30,000 plus bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Mobile phone allowance of £40pcm
  • Opportunity to participate in the company share option scheme
  • Opportunity to train and earn extra skills allowances such first aider, mental health first aider, quality champion or internal quality and/or environmental auditing, plus many more
  • Free on-site parking
  • Opportunity to travel internationally to other Luxfer Group sites
  • Permanent contract, working predominantly Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Flexibility with working hours will be required due to the nature of the role

Our Company

Luxfer MEL Technologies is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of Magnesium and Zirconium based products and services to technology industries worldwide. We have approximately 300 employees across the UK & US. We encourage employees who are interested to travel to our different sites in the USA.

Zirconium chemicals are produced at the Swinton site from a range of raw materials. Our lightweight Magnesium alloys are machined or extruded to custom shapes and specifications to meet our customer requirements, and are used in high performance, safety critical aerospace, defence, healthcare, oil and gas and Formula 1.

The Role – Production Planner

Due to significant growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Production Planner to join our Planning and Logistics team. Key to the success of this role is how you collaborate with Planning, Procurement, Production, Sales and Despatch teams to schedule resources and ensure any changes to plan are communicated. Your duties will include:

  • Master scheduling of resource requirements, communicating these through production plans and regular meetings
  • Managing inventories and carrying out count cycles
  • Preparing and submitting status and production plan performance reports
  • Ensuring the adherence to all systems, policies and procedures
  • Ensuring all departmental audit, KPI and SOX requirements are met

Our Requirements – Production Planner

  • Either have a degree (or similar qualification) in Supply Chain Management or significant experience within planning / logistics
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Strong IT skills, and although not essential experience working with SAP would be a distinct advantage
  • Superb interpersonal skills, with a confident approach and ability to communicate with a range of internal stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work unsupervised with good time management skills

How to apply:

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. If you wish to request that your application be considered under the terms of our Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please explicitly state so in your CV and / or accompanying cover letter.

All applications for this Production Planner vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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