Job Title 

Production Planning Administrator

Based

Blackbushe, Yateley, Hampshire, UK

Reporting to

Master Production Scheduler

who are we looking for?

Someone to coordinate and report on the production fulfilment process and material schedule to meet the Sales & Production Plan schedule.

your Responsibilities:

  1. Review and release daily job card confirmations on Syspro, ensuring kits are flowing through stores on-time, free from material shortages if possible, before issue and checking with the Change Co-ordinator if there are any Engineering Change Notes (ECN) affecting build.
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  3. Review weekly “the sales plan” for the next 2 weeks, updating job descriptions as necessary, informing on issues affecting shipping of sales orders, reporting on both internal and external shortages. Follow up actions to report to key stakeholders, by email or by a report, showing progress in solving issues effecting shipment of sales orders weekly.
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  5. Monitor picklist picking sequence report, targeting required kits especially related to sales orders one week ahead of build requirement date. Reporting any “at risk” kits to the Master Production Scheduler (MPS) by email.
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  7. On a daily basis monitor progress and review job cards in Work In Progress, using ‘Work-to-Lists” ensuring any overdue work is either moved out by informing the MPS of said issues or by liaising with the Production Manager to implement “how to catch up” actions if possible
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  9. To be the key contact for manufacturing issues for the materials team, providing feedback on shortages, production issues, quality issues and sales order changes, Communicating and meeting the relevant stakeholders and producing an overview report to the MPS on a weekly basis.
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  11. Progress chasing internal jobs required for sales orders, negotiating with the Production Manager and Cell Co-ordinators of various departments to ensure accurate completion times offering help as required.
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  13. Internal and external progress chasing, to generate regular reports using the MRP system to produce an accurate overview of placed orders, identifying shortages and delays and issues directly impacting production schedules.
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  15. External progress chasing, Liaising with the Expeditor/Assistant Buyer to gather supply issues and identify shortages that are causing delays directly impacting production schedules. To understand the reason for the delays and escalate outstanding issues to the Production Planning Dept and Purchasing Management.
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  17. Accurately update all transactions onto Syspro with dates and appropriate notations added to works orders ensuring all Syspro users have a comprehensive view of materials orders and deliveries.
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  19. Maintain excellent working relationships with internal departments ie Production, Purchasing, Planning, Quality, Sales Ordering, Engineering, Accounts etc ensuring a timely and accurate provision of materials and communication of any issues that may impact on operational efficiency.
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  21. Help regularly review current operating procedures in conjunction with other key stakeholders with the aim of suggesting improvements. (i.e system improvements and enhancements to existing practices).

Core Company Responsibilities

 

  1. To understand, apply and promote a ‘safety first’ culture, ensuring strict compliance with both Sonardyne and Customer policies, procedures and practices relating to Health, Safety and Environment, including the completion of risk assessments, workplace inspections, wearing of PPE, complying with Safe Working Instructions, undertaking training and communication, incident investigations and ensuring timely identification, escalation and resolution of any aspects that could adversely impact employees’ health & safety or others, as a result of Sonardyne work activities.

 

  1. To establish, maintain and promote effective internal working relationships across the Company based on positive two-way communications, planning, and collaborative working style  
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  3. To ensure awareness, understanding and adherence to all Company Policies and Procedures including Health & Safety, Anti Bribery, Code of Conduct/Ethics, ISO – QMS, Financial, Commercial, Operational and Employment related
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  5. To participate in the Sonardyne continuous improvement process, through the presentation of corrective actions, suggestions, or initiatives, focussed on increasing efficiency, productivity, technical advancement, customer satisfaction and employee morale etc. within your team and any areas of the Company  
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  7. To maintain and update professional job competencies (qualification, knowledge, and personal skills), through continuous personal development, including formal training, self-directed learning, use of professional workshops, membership of professional bodies, literature reviews etc.
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  9. To keep up-to-date with Company organisation and structure, technology, products, applications and customers, through attendance on training events, personal liaison with internal commercial, technical and business support staff and awareness of general Company internal communications

 

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  2. are you the ideal candidate?

  3. Proven experience of production planning/scheduling in a Manufacturing/Engineering environment
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  5. Strong knowledge and practical experience in MRP systems (ideally SYSPRO or SAP, Oracle etc)
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  7. A sound understanding and knowledge of mechanical/electrical stock items
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  9. Good IT skills including Microsoft Outlook and Excel
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  11. Planning and organising skills
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  13. Attention to detail
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  15. Good communication skills written and verbal
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  17. Ability to work with others
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  19. Strong customer orientation
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  21. Ability to negotiate and influence
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  23. Persuasive skills
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  25. Proactive
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  27. Good level of numeracy

Analytical skills

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  1. WHAT SONARDYNE OFFER:

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  2. There are no limits to what you can achieve at Sonardyne. We have an open and innovative culture where every member of the team has a challenging role with plenty of opportunities to develop and grow. Every member of the team has the chance to influence and shape the future of our technology. In addition to mentoring, professional development and training, we actively promote hands-on experience of our solutions in the ocean environment.

We also like to have some fun, with a very active social group regularly laying on subsidised events. There are great pubs, running and cycling routes on the doorstep and other sports facilities nearby.

We always try to keep our salaries competitive and offer an attractive benefits package:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme – employees can buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Sickness absence benefit plan with long term absence insurance cover
  • Enhanced maternity pay scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing – locally payable fitness classes on-site and free fruit, local area walking & bike riding routes
  • Flexible Working Arrangements scheme
  • Discretionary performance related pay scheme, designed to recognise employees contribution to our success

 

 Are you ready to be a part of our continuous passion for innovation? ……

 

We welcome applications from candidates who already have the right to work in the UK. To check your status please follow the link below: https://www.gov.uk/legal-right-work-uk

No Agencies please.

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