United Kingdom
£32500 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: Holiday, Pension, Additional Benefits
Production Planner
£32.5-35k salary, pension, holiday and additional benefits

An exciting opportunity to  a team running a successful manufacturing operation in Merseyside, with several hundred staff, multiple production lines, several manufacturing areas and scope for further longer term progression.

Do you have experience working within a busy Production Planning team, with experience on MRP systems using planning tables or planning boards on a daily basis. If so our client would be interested in hearing from you.

If you’re keen to join an already successful department, with scope for personal and professional development and are a good communicator and have proven experience in a busy production planning environment then please get in touch.

  • Set  an achievable  production  plan for all  production ensuring the best  utilisation of  the  resources  (people  and  machinery)  available  whilst  ensuring  finished  goods  stock availability is as high as possible within the space constraints of our warehousing.
  • To use the MRP system to generate a stock build requirement for wood products
  • Sanity check the MRP requirement to ensure reasonable and practical    
  • Set a weekly and daily plan for the site
  • Take in to account best use of the material, machines, and people available when setting the production plan
  • Optimise the plan to minimise waste
  • Understand the routes the different products take through the plant to maximise efficiencies when creating the plan, taking into account any bottlenecks
  • Set the plan for packing and assembly of wood  products considering any back orders and warehouse distribution needs
  • Communicate with the rest of the Planning team, Production, Distribution and Sales, any issues with achieving the plan
  • KPI reporting
  • Integrate new products into the plan as and when required
  • Continually review areas where efficiencies can be found through the planning process
  • Assist with Workflow requests
  • Previous experience in a Production Planning role
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems, such as SAP, IFS, SAGE, Epicor or similar
  • Knowledge of optimising software
  • Well organised and excellent communicator
  • Ability to work in a team or independently
  • Good at problem solving
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Good attention to detail
  • Computer literate (MRP, MS Office, Optimising software)


Scantec Personnel Limited is acting as an employment business and an employment agency. For contract or interim roles (and unless otherwise stated), all pay rates stated are on a Limited Company basis. Agency PAYE, Umbrella and CIS (if applicable) engagement models are also available, which will result in a different pay rate than advertised above.

Due to the high volume of applications Scantec receives it is not always possible to acknowledge every application. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 28 days. If you don’t hear from us within 28 days your application has not been shortlisted at this time, to be considered for future vacancies please register with us on our website.