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Senior Production Planner

Ref no. BHN571997
Location Havant, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

ur client, a well-renowned skincare and haircare manufacturer, is on the lookout for a motivated and detail-oriented Senior Production Planner to join their state-of-the-art facility in Waterlooville.

Key skills required for this role

Experience in a planning role


Experience in a planning role

Job description

Specialising in creating bespoke products this role offers a unique opportunity to influence significant operations and contribute to the company's continued success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Project Managers and sales to update expected delivery dates and actual lead times
  • Plan and schedule customer orders ensuring timelines meet testing and delivery expectations
  • Process customer orders on ERP, issue proforma invoices, and handle order acknowledgements
  • Manage the scheduling of works based on confirmed delivery dates and production needs
  • Communicate manufacturing and production updates to improve clarity for teams and customers
  • Assist in managing and communicating quality control issues within the team
  • Analyse and report on capacity gaps to support sales initiatives
  • Ensure stock availability by monitoring and planning minimum order levels
  • Maintain production-related data meticulously to support efficient operations
  • Track task progress to meet internal and customer deadlines effectively

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in planning within a manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in ERP systems and planning software
  • Strong understanding of production line efficiencies
  • Proven abilities in using MS Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Capability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to handle negotiations


  • Office-based full-time role with a standard Monday to Friday schedule
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse team on high-value projects
  • 25 days holiday entitlement
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Supportive, innovative, and inclusive work environment

Lucy Gibbs manages this role

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