Production Planner - Newsprinters

Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
29 Jun 2017
29 Jul 2017
Logistics, Production
Full Time
Contract Type

Production Planner - Newsprinters

Our goal is clear and simple – to be the best newspaper printer in the world. To achieve this we have travelled the world, investigated cutting-edge technologies, and invested £650m in our three purpose-built sites that provide extensive geographical coverage of the UK.

Newsprinters has a recent history of innovation in our industry and it is this approach of continuously striving to improve our product offering and ways of working that drives our business forward.

We actively seek the best talent to make sure that we can continually challenge what we do and how we do it, to consistently stay one step ahead of the competition.

As a business we are committed to the personal and professional development of our people and we also think it helps that we provide a modern working environment, state-of-the-art technical equipment and encourage an open and honest working culture so that our employees can concentrate on what they do best. Their jobs!

The Production Planner role is responsible for coordinating all production planning activities across our print sites, in liaison with our print and logistics operations teams. A key part of this role is the effective optimisation of both current and future capacity, supporting the senior management team to manage production and distribution effectively across our three print sites and to manage the introduction of new volume. The role will involve liaison with all customers to agree their requirements and to ensure effective communication of these to our print and logistics teams. The role will be based at our Broxbourne print site.

The successful candidate will:

  • Plan and coordinate the production of new and existing products
  • Liaise closely with our Logistics team to ensure supply chain optimisation
  • Have experience of working in a fast paced production environment
  • Have the ability to read and understand SOPs and other policies and procedures
  • Possess excellent computer skills,
  • Have excellent numeracy skills as the role will support commercial costing
  • Be fully proficient in Microsoft Office,
  • Have the ability to work independently, as well as within a team
  • Be able to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Have excellent communication skills, written and verbal