Planning Assistant


Planning Assistant : Job Summary

Reference Location Sector Contract Type Posted
Planning Assistant Leeds Manufacturing & Factory Permanent 18/06/2020

Reporting into the Production & Planning Manager, the role holder will be responsible for offering assistance in the daily tasks and supporting day-to-day operations. The role holder will be responsible for ensuring the availability of raw material and components. They will be required to issue production plans for: Roll Forming, Fabrication & Welding, Panel Assembly and Building Products in order to meet site and customer requirements.

This is a permanent, full time position.

What the role involves : 

  • Maintain and enhancing stakeholder relationships 
  • Maintain a work schedule for all jobs/projects
  • Assist the Production & Planning Manager in process and production improvement
  • Ensure quality control standards are ahered to at all times
  • Reaching production targets based on financial budgets
  • Resolve drawing queries where needed
  • Help in creating new ideas to maximise output and minimise waste (continuous improvement)
  • Oversee the ordering of stock in order to maintain appropriate levels
  • Provide support and guidance to stakeholders
  • Attend weekly Production & Planning meetings
  • Ensure the delivery of materials is on target in accordance with production plans
  • Any other tasks commensurate with this post

What we are looking for :

  • Previous experience in production/planning in a fast-paced manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of lean management and continuous improvement in a factory setting
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Must be PC literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly in Microsoft Excel
  • Proactive thinking and acting
  • Ability to work independently
  • Customer focused with commercial awareness
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Full driving licence

What we are offering : 

  • Competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Your birthday off 
  • Company pension scheme, matching up to 5%
  • Company life assurance - three times your annual salary 
  • Workplace nursery scheme 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Mobile and technology loans 
  • Travel season ticket loan 
  • Access to Perkbox - an online discount platform 
  • Free eye tests for VDU users 
  • Friendly, modern working environment
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