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Vacancy in UK: Production planner Salary GBP2500 - GBP3700/Month

About the job

We are a world-leading manufacturer of semiconductor equipment with a facility in Cambridgeshire that manufactures key MOCVD (Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition) systems for the group. Our MOCVD systems are used to produce (opto) electronics for 5G, fiber communications, lasers, LEDs for displays and power electronics for electric vehicles and chargers.

The role is to offer direct support to all SAP MRP (material requirements planning), production planning functions and purchasing functions. A key role within the operations team in ensuring process accuracy of the business MRP tool relating to production demand and manufacturing resources capacity.

The successful candidate will have the ability to undertake basic to intermediate MRP analysis to support Operational departmental performance. 

We would consider someone in an Administrator or Planning-Coordinator type role who is looking to take the next step in their career and develop.

Objectives And Responsibilities

  • SAP production planning and control support, with an understanding & knowledge of MRP and production orders material management metrics, material usage, obsolescence, etc.
  • Ownership of production-related material master data including maintenance and accuracy
  • Operational interface with areas of the wider business e.g., resolve BoM errors, BoM duplicates, missing data, etc.
  • Production scheduling plan and control
  • Manufacturing resource planning and control
  • Using SAP reports to control planning objectives

Essential Skills

  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work methodically, logically and precisely
  • Ability to manage a varied workload in an efficient manner
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Initiative and be able to take responsibility
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Desirable Skills

  • SAP working experience
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment and material management processes
  • Understanding of manufacturing principles
  • Understanding Lean principles (JIT, Push vs Pull, Kanban, VSM)
  • Experience in using an MRP system
  • Microsoft Office capable (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Working Environment And Benefits

  • 30 days annual leave
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working
  • Exceptional defined contribution pension scheme
  • Progressive training and development strategy

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