Production Planner

United Kingdom
United Kingdom


Production Planner to undertake a varied role in support of a mechanical/electromechanical product portfolio and perform system administration on the organisations MRP system.


Manage the material requirements planning process and control inventory stocks using lean material management and control techniques.
• Perform detailed MRP administration ensuring data accuracy to assist with the manufacturing processes and for business analysis.
• Develop and maintain strong relationships across multiple functions including Sales, Service and Operations in order to realise the sales budget and customer satisfaction.
• Working with Manufacturing Managers to ensure effective loading of production areas and to minimize levels of work in progress.
• Increase and maintain MRP data integrity through pro-active measurement and analysis.
• Define and lead implementation projects to enable materials planning across multi­
function departments.
• Monitor material availability and advise impact on delivery dates.
• Investigate stock and work in progress discrepancies, report on and correct issues at root cause.


• Effective material planning and exceptional organizational skills.
• Excellent working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
• Computer literate, especially in MS Office.
• Able to demonstrate process improvement techniques and change management practices.
• Numerically accurate with a high attention to detail.

• Hands on approach to problem solving and conflict resolution.
• Ability to work well independently and with others across different departments.
• MS Dynamics Navision experience would be advantageous but not essential.
• Knowledge of manufacturing processes within the X-ray industry.


A) Functional competencies
Able to communicate effectively in English – written and verbally.
Experience:Experience in production control preferably within an electrical/electro mechanical manufacturing environment.

B) Core competencies (all employees)

Be pro-active (Broad minded and well informed in order to act quickly and resolutely)
• In demonstrating new process improvement techniques and change management practices
• In reporting and progressing discrepancies, correcting issues at root cause.

Seek new knowledge
• Keep up to date with changing environments both within the elements directly effecting the day to day and the industry.

Communicate well
• Communicate clearly at all levels adapting detail and method to suit the audience.
• Listen to others and objectively consider their ideas and opinions, even when they conflict your views and ideas.
• Clearly explain complex and technical terms so that others will understand.

Display integrity (Work with diligence and sincerity as a responsible individual)
• Always work to the highest standards.
• Report any issues or behaviours you feel would jeopardise the reputation of Nikon.
• Be dependable and always consider other members of the team.
• Always take responsibility for your work and actions.

Embrace diversity
• Welcome and value different talents, perspectives and diverse cultures.
• Respect opinions and views of others.
• Respect the different cultures within Nikon.
• Welcome new experiences a diverse workforce can bring.


• This role is office based however there will be a significant requirement to be on the production floor to ensure the smooth movement of materials and to communicate production plan priorities.

Work location: Tring Division/Department: Planning Directly reports to: Planning Manager

Company: X-Tek

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