Production & Materials Planner

Job Reference: WM – 1953

Location: Bedfordshire

Salary: £25,000 - £32,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Production & Materials Planner 


  • Maintain production schedule using a weekly and a daily plan, optimising tool changes and ensuring sufficient labour and materials.
  • Monitor production actual v plan status and escalate any issues or deviations from the production plan.
  • Receipt and acknowledgement of customer orders
  • Record and monitor appropriate machine and labour utilisation KPI’s and present to the daily production meeting.
  • Ensure efficient ordering of all raw materials, packaging and consumables.
  • Carry out monthly stock take recording and reporting stock accuracies.
  • Manage customer lead times to ensure orders are scheduled and delivered on time.
  • Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed.
  • Run daily production meetings with all relevant departments.
  • Proven track record in planning within a manufacturing facility.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Provide status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory.

About You:

  • Proven experience as a production and materials planner preferably gained in an injection moulding environment.
  • Be computer literate with working knowledge of Excel and material / resource planning software.
  • Determined to achieve daily and weekly individual and team goals.
  • Good at problem solving.
  • Proficiency in MS office suite.
  • A proactive approach to regular interaction with other departmental teams, including Quality, Sales, Engineering, Stores, and Despatch departments.

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK