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Principle Planner

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This rapidly expanding manufacturing facility is looking for a Principle Production Planner.


  • Perform supply demand analysis, highlighting areas of concern for predetermined time frames months
  • Regularly review new orders to ensure capacity (labor and machine), materials and design are available to meet customer requested dates
  • Determine constraints with inventory and manufacturing and initiate resolution steps with cross functional areas
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining transactional accuracy in the ERP system for inventory control and material usage in production
  • Project inventory levels quarterly, maintain inventory at targeted levels while achieving service levels
  • Participate in detailed root cause analysis for variance from plan
  • Facilitate process improvements to reduce inventory and optimize flow of product through production 
  • Regular communications with operations team to review production plan and performance metrics
  • Manage production work orders to define the production plan
  • Maintain & analyze all production planning performance metrics – on-time start, on-time completion & delivery, lead-time compliance, aged work orders, labor and material variances; identify, communicate, and resolve issues for best results
  • Regularly provide manufacturing with future capacity reports based upon standard labor hours, demonstrated efficiency and highlight areas of concern (heavy load, new products, potential materials issues)


  • Masters preferred in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Operations Management or related field of study; comparable combination of education and years of experience will be considered
  • Level of Experience: 10+ years of experience
  • APICS certification preferred 
  • Must have experience and extensive knowledge of the flow of data through entire manufacturing process – from design conception to shipment of product
  • Experience in a regulated, lot-controlled manufacturing environment preferred  
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross-functional teams in a lead capacity or as a participant
  • Experience or training with Lean and Visual Factory manufacturing tools

Full time,

Competitive Package

For a confidential discussion on this or any other current opportunity please contact Nicola Murphy on 021 233 9200 /