Production Planner | Commercial Print, Direct Mail & Cross Media | Northamptonshire


Job summary

Mercury Search and Selection
Excellent salary & benefits package; Generous holiday allowance; State of the art facilities
Finishing, Mailing and Fulfilment, Pre-Press, Printing
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Multi award-winning manufacturer is seeking an experienced and ambitious Production Planner to join their upbeat team. This role will involve overall management of the planning across the site for some of the most impressive campaigns in the direct mail and personalised commercial print sector. An excellent opportunity to work for a fast paced and dynamic business with excellent progression opportunities.

Production Planner | Commercial Print, Direct Mail & Cross Media | Northamptonshire | Excellent salary & benefits package

Boasting extensive facilities for fully integrated solutions from agency, creative, data, direct mail, transactional print and multi-channel solutions. Passionate about state-of-the-art technology, this company is responsible for market leading campaigns which have won them multiple awards across the direct mail and commercial sectors. 

As Production Planner, your responsibilities will be:

  • Having responsibility for scheduling work and updating work in progress using all available (software) tools
  • Ensuring optimum levels of productivity are maintained by reacting quickly to any changes to production schedules and/or issues with machinery or outwork
  • Liaising with departmental mangers and shop floor data to ensure the production planning is accurate
  • Analysing output against planned production identifying downward trends against target and reporting findings 
  • Assessing forward load and identify larger jobs which may affect the production schedules
  • Identifying jobs at risk and providing regular updates to Client Services
  • Provide capacity updates to the Sales, Commercial and Client Services departments weekly
  • Working with the departmental managers and engineers to ensure routine and preventative maintenance is carried out with minimum disruption to production

Key attributes required:

  • Production planning experience
  • Experience working within a fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • A pro-active problem solver
  • Able to work on own initiative and make informed decisions
  • Strong communication skills
  • PC literate
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet operational deadlines

Contact Mercury Search & Selection today for more information.

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