Production Planner Stevenage 4 Month Contract Competitive Hourly rate The Background I am recruiting for a Production Planner to join one of the UK's leading defence companies on a contract basis. In this role you will be responsible for the day to day management of existing and future manufacturing schedules, delivering Logistics Management activities and to ensure customer programmes are met in a timely manner. The Role As a Production Planner you will: Ensure the timely and cost effective provisioning of parts and internal services Encompass areas of activity associated with supply chain management Define and control the detailed manufacturing plan so that inventory and work-in progress are maintained at minimum levels consistent within a lean manufacturing facility Provide written and verbal information on the status of the plan and achievements to date Tactically manage collaborative and preferred suppliers of bought out items Attend and contribute to review meetings i.e. Integrated Production Teams (IPT's), Forward Planning Sessions, Supplier Reviews, Cross Functional Sessions Contribute to the implementation of proposed task directive changes, new or amended orders, regarding their effect on inventory and programme Advise on manufacturing 'Best Practice' as part of a team, and actively take part in process improvement programmes Deploy the planning tools i.e. SAP, Inventory Control, KPS and have the flexibility to use and develop new methods of working within a continually changing environment Responsible for the movement of hardware through manufacturing process You To be a successful Production Planner you will have Previous experience in a similar role Be self-motivated, able to take responsibility, results oriented and demonstrate an attention to detail and accuracy Competencies such as resilience, influencing and interpersonal skills and customer focus are essential to the role A good understanding of health and safety procedures necessary for safe functioning of a team and knowing the boundaries of the job and how to escalate to more senior levels is also necessary Previous experience of production planning or an associated discipline would be an advantage I.T. proficient in word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required in this role Knowledge of Kanban and 2 bin systems Experience with an Enterprise Planning System e.g. SAP Willing to learn, develop and apply knowledge is important to this role ESD training will be provided. To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted Advantage Resourcing is a service driven recruitment consultancy.