Production Planner – Galway – Contract | Collins McNicholas

Production Planner – Galway – Contract

  • Reference: GJ43438 gh
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Galway city, Mayo, Westmeath
  • Category: Production

Production Planner required on a long term contract basis with with 3 years direct experience in a lean manufacturing environment Galway. 


  • Maintain daily/weekly & monthly production planning activities in the execution of the Master Production Schedule and the translation of the MPS into detailed production schedules to ensure that customer requirements are met.
  • Review and agree monthly volume & capacity requirements for a defined portfolio of products with Global Supply Chain and Production Unit Co-ordinator respectively.
  • Collaborates with external partners (Global Supply Chain & Demand Planning) in understanding reasons for any specific service level misses and recovery plans to be put in place.
  • Monitoring daily production output and coordinating any schedule variances, as required.
  • Monitor inventory levels at Distribution Centres and prioritise production as appropriate.
  • Develop, maintain, analyse and publish KPI’s relevant to business unit & department as appropriate.
  • Ensuring effective inventory management & control in line with company targets by maintaining plant (both Raw Material & Work In Progress) material inventories within defined monthly target levels, while minimising excess, obsolete and expired products.
  • Complete quarterly EE&O (Excess, Expired & Obsolescence) analysis for defined set of product ownership.
  • Maintain accurate SAP master data to ensure 100% system data accuracy at all times



  •  HETAC Level 8 in a related discipline, with 3 years direct experience in a Production Planning environment.
  •  Certification in APICS or similar qualification would be advantageous.
  •  Previous experience in a Medical Device, lean manufacturing driven company is desired.
  •  Experience of ERP system is required, preferable in SAP.
  •  Strong working knowledge of Supply Chain Management principles such as MRP & inventory planning & control.
  •  Excellent planning & analytical skills are required.

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role/company please contact Noeleen Stewart on 091-706712 or email

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