Production Planner

Husco are a privately owned, ambitious innovation company who are highly focused vehicle experts that support customers from concept to production. We are a high-quality global engineering and manufacturing company who believe in making machines smarter! We have 6 global manufacturing sites and a worldwide engineering team.

Husco is committed to building an environment for employees to be able:

  • To have the flexibility of their own work and put a personal ‘stamp’ on their output
  • Continuously expand and development their professional skills and knowledge
  • Create a product for our customers that serves a greater purpose to communities around the world


Role Overview 

  • A Production Planner interfaces with all manufacturing departments and the Master Scheduler to release production orders accordingly.
  • The schedules will meet changing customer requirements yet provide sufficient reaction time to manufacturing and the supply base, while constantly driving toward increased inventory turns.
  • Coordinate customer expedites, communicate with the Customer Service and Operations team on key planning issues, and prepare various manufacturing reports.
  • A Production Planner interacts with Operations, Customer Service, Engineering, Inventory Control and Purchasing.

Optimize Production Scheduling

  • Interface with manufacturing departments and Master Scheduler to optimize near-term production schedules to meet customer needs and minimize internal and supply base volatility, inefficiency, expediting, and additional cost.
  • Effective sequencing of jobs, processes, and assignments to individual work centres or lines and provide interface between Operations, Customer Service and Master Scheduler
  • Coordinate with Operations to develop and execute production plan.
  • Develop effective scheduling process to achieve production objectives.
  • Proactively identify, analyse and address production issues in a timely fashion.
  • Daily analysis, planning, and review of work centre capacity based on requirements loaded by Customer Service and Master Scheduler.
  • Verify labour reporting accuracy. Works with Operations to orchestrate effective resolution of root cause of any issues found.
  • Maintain and review dispatch lists targeting sales order due dates.
  • Communicate with various departments on any potential production issues or needs.
  • Work with Master Scheduler and Operations to plan, coordinate and communicate production schedules.
  • Develop and maintain daily / weekly production status reports.
  • Monitor workflow and schedules to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Ensure that production plans are provided in sufficient time to ensure material, labour and equipment availability is prepared in advance.
  • Coordinate with production, purchasing and sales teams to develop and maintain scheduling parameters.
  • Generate production reports to Managers for critical decision making purposes.


Maintain a Lean Manufacturing Culture

  • Use lean manufacturing techniques coupled with data driven decision making to drive 0 ppm customer reported quality, warranty, and on-time delivery standards.


 Minimum Qualifications 

  • A successful Production Planner is a strong coordinator, an effective communicator, a good problem-solver and is self-motivated.
  • Able to work well with colleagues and produce results within a fast-paced and high pressure atmosphere.
  •  Combines strong attention to detail with an orientation towards results/execution.
  • Strong team player and contributor
  • Degree in relevant discipline or equivalent education or experience.
  • Relevant experience in production planning and control required.
  • In-depth knowledge of MPS/MRP and a strong background in business system and logistics required.
  • Experience in Materials related capacity is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Effective trouble shooting, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Able to handle frequent interruptions, meet tight deadlines, and handle conflict in an effective manner.
  • Ability to interact with people at all levels of responsibility.

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