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Production & Inventory Planner

Location: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0003686
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo UK, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Astemo utomotive Systems Europe is focused on automotive components and systems. Our industry expert partners with our well-known customers forming the foundation of our success. Together we contribute to society with technological innovations and trendsetting ideas as well as comprehensive competences. Become part of our team and join our organization at our plant in Bolton (near Manchester) as

Production and Inventory Planner

(2 year fixed term contract)

In this role you will be responsible for creation & maintenance of a production plan in line with customer requirements, considering company stocking policy and production efficiency for a selected line as well as ensuring availability of parts & packaging to achieve the plan.

You are mainly responsible for:

  • Maintenance of long term production plans to contribute to overall company profitability.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction via daily contact regarding, delivery, quality, design, EDI and new project introduction.
  • Receive/analyse daily customer shipping requirements. Including checking, understanding and following customer requirements in terms of Logistics, Packaging and Labelling Specifications.
  • Maintenance of weekly production schedules assisting in production efficiency.
  • Co-ordination of line inventory checks of all parts and packaging, ensuring stock levels are in line with company policy. Including coordinating and carrying out inventory checks at off-site warehouses.
  • Arranging ordering of all parts including weekly analysis of requirements & consumable items
  • Ensure availability of packaging for all finished goods, including leading new packaging design specification and sourcing.
  • Ensure the availability/accuracy of all shipping documents including invoices.
  • Negotiate costs and service levels with suppliers of Packaging; Transportation; Warehousing
  • Contribute to the Production Planning Annual Section Plan, including setting of targets and objectives etc.
  • Play a co-ordination role in respect of trial builds and new model introduction, coordinating with external customers regarding their requirements. To facilitate APQP projects for new Pass Through implementation.

 Your Profile:

  • Experience in manufacturing/production planning environment
  • Good knowledge of Excel and MRP/ERP software
  • Able to communicate across all levels up to manager level internally and externally
  • Operates within defined standards and budgets
  • Proficient with Office 365 applications

Our offer

At Hitachi Astemo you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues. Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!

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