Production Planner – Longford | Collins McNicholas

Production Planner – Longford

  • Reference: SJ45229
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath
  • Category: Supply Chain & Logistics

Production Planner – Longford

Large manufacturer with production facilities across Europe require a Production Planner to join their Supply Chain Team in Longford. This is a senior level role that reports directly to the Supply Chain Manager, with responsibility for the planning of assigned products. This is a dynamic and key role to ensure product is available in time for delivery to customers through effective management of available capacity and stock levels.

Key Qualifications

  • Organised and able to react to the challenges of a fast-moving environment
  • Strong work ethic, perseverance and flexibility
  • The ability to deliver quality work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, both written and verbal
  • Solution oriented analytical planning skills
  • Data analysis and numeric skills with the ability to evaluate, analyse and present data
  • Ability to build effective relationships in a cross-functional team environment
  • Practical and proactive approach to problem solving and process improvement
  • Proficiency in at least one MRP system and strong Excel Skills


  • Create production plans to ensure optimisation of plant capacity while maintaining required service levels
  • Monitor and schedule daily production plans in line with changing demands
  • Work closely with Buyers to manage packaging supply and stock levels to required targets
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to execute plans
  • Manage finished goods to optimise inventory and maintain customer service level objectives
  • Communicate critical supply issues
  • Lead daily/weekly planning meetings and follow up on issues impacting production plan
  • Update, monitor and publish KPI’s for own area
  • Provide decision support information/analysis to all levels in the organization
  • Participate and contribute towards lean and continuous improvement activities


  • Bachelors degree ideally in business, supply chain, operations management or engineering. However applicants with 3-5 years relevant experience in this area will also be considered
  • Certification in APICS or similar qualification would be an advantage


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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