Production Planner

  • Job Reference: 12262
  • Date Posted: 7 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £23,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Administration, Procurement, Business Operations, Supply Chain
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration: 9-12 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Mitchell
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 (0)116 254 9404

Job Description

12262 – Production Planner (FTC) Job Spec

Location: Leicester


Our client – a renowned manufacturer & consultancy based in Leicester – is seeking an experienced Production Planner for a full-time 9-12-month maternity cover contract. The Production Planner is responsible for assisting in the efficiency of the production department to achieve daily production targets relating to performance, quality & health and safety. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Production planning using bill of materials and routing,
  • Ownership of ERP and production planning boards, working with relevant teams to ensure accuracy,
  • Collating labour data for all departments within production, inputting onto ERP system,
  • Assisting the Production Manager in data management / KPI monitoring to maintain business efficiencies,
  • Support the production department with printing & collation of production orders, drawings & estimates,
  • Raising purchase orders for product incl. raw materials, consumable stock & PPE in line with finance processes & budgets,
  • Driving environmentally sustainable practices into day-to-day operations working within the ISO14001 framework,
  • Maintaining H&S standards incl. creation of SOP’s and collation of COSHH information,
  • Inputting data for stock takes,
  • Co-ordinate temporary workers, complete inductions & log timesheets,
  • Assisting HR with payroll for hourly-paid employees by authorising hours worked / logging absences & helping to resolve queries.


The Right Person

  • Experience working within the manufacturing industry in an administrative / production planning capacity is essential,
  • Excellent planning, organisation & deadline time keeping skills,
  • Resilient, proactive, systematic and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision,
  • Diplomacy and tact,
  • Good numeracy skills,
  • Effective communication skills.



  • Appointment Type: Fixed-Term-Contract (Maternity Cover / 9-12-months)
  • Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum
  • Hours: Full-Time

If you – or someone you might know – are interested & think this opportunity may be suitable, APPLY ONLINE or call Paul Mitchell Associates (quoting ref: 12262) on 0116 254 9404.