Production Scheduler in Leicester, Leicestershire

Applying for the Production Scheduler role

Engineering Services Bureau Ltd is a specialist technical recruiter, based in the Midlands. Established in 1998 we recruit high quality staff into both temporary and permanent positions for a variety of clients from large blue chip companies to smaller privately owned businesses. ESB Recruitment works solely within the technical, facilities & engineering industry sectors and therefore has an excellent technical understanding of each and every discipline involved. We provide recruitment solutions for both local and national clients and pride ourselves on our ability to understand and evaluate the recruitment process from our clients perspective. We have worked hard to achieve our excellent reputation and are well respected within the industry. Our pledge is to work both ethically and with a social conscience. We are proud of our history and are confident in our ability. We understand the importance of listening to both our clients and candidates needs; working "hand in hand" to find that perfect match.
Job Title: Production Scheduler
Location: Leicestershire / Leicester
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Engineering
Sub Sector: Other Engineering
Job Reference No: TT 1204-50

Job Description

Our client are a manufacturing company in the Leicester area and are looking to recruit a production scheduler to join their team


• To generate production plans with regards to machine and labour constraints in line with MRP requirements
• Ensure all raw materials & resource are available to produce the plan
• To liaise with Internal Sales with regards to order progression and re-acknowledgement
• Make recommendations for improvements to the MRP whilst ensuring cost targets are adhered to and OTIF is optimised


• MRP/ERP planning and scheduling experience
• Live scheduling experience – capable of keeping production in line with the issued plans, re-planning as appropriate
• Service level focussed – focusing on customer service levels to assure maximum delivery to customer base
• MPS consolidations – facilitating improvements in plans and simplifying the MPS to maximise capacity
• Experience of TROPOS is desirable but not essential as full training will be given
• Experience of other planning/scheduling systems would be advantageous
• Previous MPS/purchasing experience desirable
• Excellent communicator with cross functional departments
• Excellent organisational skills and capable of working to deadlines and prioritising work
• Highly motivated
• Proactive and positive approach to problem solving
• Customer focused
• Computer literate, good keyboard skills, with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office


• On Time in Full – end customers, intersite deliveries, UK and Export
• Accurate and timely production schedules to latest agreed deadlines
• Achievement of SMART objectives
• Valid production and material capacity plans
• OTIF at target cost


• To generate and produce daily production plans for specified departments
• Timely issue and generation of all production orders
• Measure and report on a range of key performance indicators
• Be an active part of the scheduling and planning team to achieve OTIF at target cost
• To continually improve scheduling and planning processes enable Advance Tapes to achieve its overall strategy of leading customer service in the tape industry
• Engage and communicate with key contacts and stakeholders including Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, Logistics and Production
• Make recommendations for improvements to the process to ensure budgets are adhered to and OTIF is optimised
• Continuously seek to improve the processes within the Customer Service department
• Ensure all work complies with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and comply with Company health & safety policy.
• Any other related duties.
• To carry out all the above in line with the Company Culture.

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