Planning Administrator / Production Planning / Scheduler

11 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Martina S
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Planning Administrator

Location: Motherwell

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Thursday 25th October

Job Role:

Our Client is the UK’s leading waste-to-energy biodiesel producer with operations in Scotland and North West England and has always been privately owned. Their main plant, near Motherwell in Scotland, started production in 2005. Following significant investment to facilitate growth and development, a number of facilities are being built in the Stanlow area. The Company specialises in the production and supply of high grade, sustainable diesel made from waste fats and oils deliberately excluding any raw materials that could also be used for food or feed.

They are currently looking to recruit for a Planning Administrator to plan and prepare forecasting, delivery and production schedules across all sites. Providing the link between commercial and operations to ensure smooth transitions within the supply chain, ensuring customer demands are met.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Operational Activities

* Monitor inventory levels across all sites, including external storage
* Collaborate and effectively communicate within the supply chain to make key decisions and prioritise supply issues
* Establish process and reporting mechanisms, creating Standard Operating Procedures
* Adhering to and monitoring KPIs and assist in determining root cause analysis on any issues
* Data maintenance and management to drive accurate forecasts
* Monitor trends and refine to improve reliability allowing best practise usage of resources
* Develop an end to end understanding of the business and production processes to be able to consider any product peculiarities or issues likely to affect our ability to achieve customer demand within spec
* Manage all source materials, pre-treatment, production, blending. By-products and wastes ensuring quality and auditing demands are always complied with.
* Produce reports to assist in compilation of Management Information

Company Initiatives:

* Take responsibility for the Health and Safety of yourself and others whilst at work and to comply with the Company’s policies and legislation
* Support Company Initiatives and demonstrate Company Values.
* To comply with all legal, regulatory and statutory obligations applicable to the role.
* Participate in training and personal development activities as required
* Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to your role; Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the Company.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience


* Relevant HNC/HND in business or supply chain management desirable

Specific Knowledge, Experience & Skills

* Excellent Excel skills, strong systems knowledge, organisational and report writing skills
* Production planning / demand planning experience gained in a manufacturing / FMCG environment
* Supply chain / quality control knowledge and experience advantageous
* Understanding of Business Operations
* Ability to multi task and deliver a hands-on approach
* Proactive and positive attitude in the work environment

Some travel may be required.

This job description is a summary of the main duties of the role but is not exhaustive. It may be reviewed and updated regularly in discussion with the post holder.

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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Planning Administrator, Production Planning, Planning Assistant, Production Planning Administrator, Scheduler, Manufacturing Planning Assistant, Supply Chain Planning, Demand Planning, Quality Control Planning, Business Operations Assistant may also be considered for this role.