Materials & Production Planner

Website Hudson Shribman

Responsible for assisting the operations team with:

  • Reviewing MRP messages for work order action (i.e. create new work order, expedite, defer, cancel existing work orders according to MRP messages).
  • Maintaining, reviewing and printing work orders within a Syspro MRP system.
  • Checking and adjusting work order start and finish dates to meet required sales order delivery schedule or internal engineering orders.
  • Verifying all work order transactions have been completed correctly upon job completion including booking of labour time, issue of materials and build quantities.
  • Electronically issuing materials to kits.
  • Booking completed work orders into stock.
  • Running work order shortage reports and working with purchasing to relieve shortages.
  • Progressing purchase order delivery dates with our suppliers.
  • Working closely with the Production Manager in a supporting role to create a balanced capacity plan / master production schedule and updating associated Excel reports and macros as required.
  • Assisting with the planning and administration of RMA or rework work orders.
  • Scanning and filing work order documentation.
  • General administration duties in support of the supply chain management and order fulfilment functions.
  • Maintaining static MRP data (lead-times, costs, economic batch sizes, work centres, locations)


  • Educated to A level standard, ideally having studied a Business-related qualification – Preferred


  • Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP2) and Supply Chain Management – preferred


  • Experience of using MRP software – preferred
  • Multi-level bill of materials – preferred
  • Experience in production and materials planning and associated controls, ideally within an engineering/manufacturing/high tech environment
  • Microsoft Office skills (in particular Excel) – Essential

Personal Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills with strong level of numeracy.
  • Personal drive and enthusiasm
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • Proven communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good ability to work with others
  • Tenacity to delight customers with on time and right first time delivery standards and exceed customer satisfaction expectations.
  • Results oriented with the ability to influence and encourage colleagues and supply partners to achieve deadlines and target service levels / response times.
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to focus and close out key tasks whilst also dealing with interruptions and changing priorities

Security Clearance
Security clearance will be applied for on appointment – Only candidates suitable for clearance need apply. Proof of residency in UK for last 5 years is required.

If Interested in the role for Materials & Production Planner, please contact Kenzie Choyce at Hudson Shribman to discuss further as well as sending an up to date CV to

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