Manufacturing Planning Manager

      Ortho Europe is a leading manufacturer and distributor of prosthetic, orthotic and seating products. Our goal is to promote independence and quality of life by providing robust, innovative and effective devices to thousands of people who need mobility support. We aim to deliver a first class service for users whilst applying the most advanced and exciting technical solutions available to patients.
      Based at our site in Bradford, we are looking for a Manufacturing Planning Manager who will be responsible for the smooth running and planning of all orders across multi-site manufacturing. The role involves daily operational responsibility of production planning and co-ordinating orders from point of receipt to production.

      Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

      • Daily management of the planning team, which consist of Orders received until release into manufacturing
      • Multi-site coordination – liaising with departments and other Ortho Europe manufacturing sites to make sure targets are met
      • Management of our Bespoke ERP system
      • Coordinating orders from point of receipt to production
      • Communicating with other departments to ensure customer needs are met
      • Planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay
      • Manage and control the production scheduling, producing plans on a Daily basis
      • Monitor the production processes and adjust schedules as needed. Review and suggest improvements to processes
      • Responsible for scheduling planned maintenance downtime for all machines
      • Deliver on-going cost and time effective solutions in relation to data management and analysis to support better decision making
      • Attend daily production meetings with all relevant departments
      • Planning and measuring long and short term capacity, highlighting issues where necessary
      • Maintain solid communication with customer services team with respect to lead times
      • Monitoring / highlighting where expediting is required in production

      Required skills/ attributes:

      • Minimum of 3 Years Proven experience as production planner in a FMCG environment
      • Ability to plan and problem solve remotely across sites and departments
      • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles
      • Experience in ERP or MRP systems
      • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
      • Good at math and statistics
      • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
      • Excellent communication abilities
      • Technical certifications such as an APICS certification preferred
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
      • Strong regard for product quality and safety standards
      • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
      • Meticulous and diligent
      • Able to sit, stand and move around for long hours at a time
      • A mind-set attuned to continuous improvement


      • Experience working within the medical devices field with ISO13485 accreditation
      • Technical certifications such as an APICS certification preferred


      • Educated to degree level

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