Experis IT Farnborough, UK
FMCG Planner Farnborough 12 Month initial contract Negotiable rates of up to £25 per hour Role Summary/Purpose My client has an opening for a Planner within our Materials Team. The Planner will be responsible for a Wireline product portfolio, ensuring that products are manufactured & purchased in accordance with the Master Production Schedule (MPS). In this role, you will help develop the Master Production Schedule, interact with buyers and shopfloor to ensure materials are delivered on schedule and of quality, maintain a steady flow of work through the shopfloor and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. Essential Responsibilities Create and execute procurement plans ensuring all parts are delivered to specification at negotiated price to allow on time release of the Master Production Schedule. Manage inventory for assigned parts portfolio, aligning material input to support customer requirements while financial inventory objectives are accomplished (safety stock calculation/Make vs. Buy/Slow Moving Inventory (SMI)/MOQs). Maintain Materials, Routing and Bill of Material (BOM) master records to support product build and purchasing of parts. Analyse data and collaborate in the determination and the subsequent application of appropriate order, inventory, and replenishment policies. Work with the Master Scheduler to develop and execute the Master Production Schedule in a timely manner to meet customer demand and delivery goals. Leads the production planning process for assigned products, communicating with production and all other functions to ensure plans meet all customer commitments. Expedite production or purchase orders (via buyers) that are needed in less than the normal lead time to improve the shortfall between the current plan and requirements to meet or exceed customer expectations. Identify root cause of shortage and monitor implementation of related corrective action plans. Facilitate Engineering change requests (ECR) implementation and items non-conformance resolution. (Stock at vendor, Open PO, Raw Material, WIP and Finished Goods). Write, manage, and update the production control data and working rules and drive cost and cycle time reduction with supplier base using continuous improvement methods such as Six Sigma methodology. Pursue continuous improvement for quality and cost reductions in designated area including improving first time yield and reduced inventory levels. Promote customer satisfaction and develop positive customer relationships. Support Manufacturing Engineering during NPI process to ensure smooth integration of products from design into production and that Tollgate TG5 and TG6 milestones are met in time. Qualifications/Requirements Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or significant work experience in manufacturing planning or project management or equivalent knowledge and experience. 5+ years procurement, sourcing, master data or similar experience. Experience applying stand-alone knowledge of purchasing practices, principles and procedures. Ability to read and understand a Bill of Materials.