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Master Production Scheduler - Manufacturing

Ref no. BHN564181
Location High Wycombe, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

A multi-national leading manufacturing business are currently recruiting for a Master Production Scheduled based in Loudwater, Buckinghamshire on a fulltime permanent (hybrid working).

Key skills required for this role

Materials, production, scheduling, planning, manufacturing


Proven experience within a planning or scheduling role, manufacturing background is essential.

Job description

Role - Master Production Scheduler

Type - Permanent

Locations - Loudwater, Buckinghamshire

Salary - Competitive (DOE)

Key responsibilities for Master Production Scheduler and will not be limited to:

  • Development of strategy and implementation plan to create a planning and scheduling capability which identifies long, mid and short-term production requirements (people, process, materials and assets) to support quality execution of the production plan.
  • Develop planning and scheduling tools which translate forecast demand (order book and opportunities) into production requirements.
  • Develop a tool and process to identify and manage production capacity slots which are allocated to programme management requirements, support delivery to milestones and inform impact to delivery dates where the production demand changes.
  • Create and maintain the master production schedule for the company's products
  • Monitor inventory levels and forecast future needs
  • Adjust the master schedule as needed to accommodate changes in customer demand or production constraints
  • Generate regular reports on order status, production progress, and inventory levels
  • Identify potential scheduling problems and work with relevant departments to resolve them
  • Continuously strive to improve the efficiency of the scheduling process
  • Develop tools to understand production performance to inform continuous performance opportunities, production capacity slot planning, articulate impact of programme changes on delivery to milestones and inform future programmes on hours required to deliver product components.
  • Early engagement in the product life-cycle to inform the bid and programme management activities on production capabilities, work collaboratively to develop solutions to deliver to customer requirements/expectations.
  • Accountable for translating the production demand into materials requirements (Bill of Materials, quantity, schedule) which is provided to the commercial team and informs strategic procurement to enable materials to be made available to support quality execution of the production plan.
  • Management of inventory including stores management, logistics (both outside and within the manufacturing facility), financial reporting, stock management.
  • Lead the planning and scheduling team in a way which creates clear career paths for colleagues within both the business and provides development opportunities through training, support and mentoring

Key skills and experience required for Master Production Scheduler job applicant and will not be limited to:

  • Expertise in planning and scheduling activities of a complex manufacturing operation
  • Understanding of manufacturing activities including people, process, materials and assets
  • Ability to influence executive and SLT stakeholders, including challenging when necessary
  • Leadership skills, business acumen and ability to lead, manage and matrix manage multidisciplinary teams
  • Strategic thinker, able to define a vision and the mechanism to deliver the associated objectives
  • Experience of embedding cultural change and driving continuous improvement
  • Decision making and delegation skills
  • Ability to influence with, and without authority
  • Ability to drive for results and delivery focused, with good attention to detail and able to prioritise the team / tasks.
  • Aptitude to create and drive strategies, creating clarity our of complexity and address route causes.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work autonomously whilst able to motivate others around the business
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability leading collaborative groups with ability to provide clear and concise and feedback.

To apply for this Master Production Scheduler, Production Scheduler, Material Planner, Material Scheduler, Production Planner, Master Production Scheduling Manager candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Eric Ho manages this role

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