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Production Planning Officer (Maternity Cover)

Location: Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0006913
Date Posted: Sep 24, 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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We are part of Hitachi Astemo focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. 


We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team and join our organization our Plant in Bolton (near Manchester) as a Production Planning Officer (Maternity Cover).

In this role you will be responsible for creating and maintaining a production plan in line with customer requirements, considering company stocking policy and production efficiency for a selected line. To ensure availability of parts & packaging to achieve the plan.

You are mainly responsible for:

  • To maintain 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
  • To receive/analyse daily customer shipping requirements Including checking, understanding and following customer requirements in terms of Logistics, Packaging and Labellinq Specification
  • To maintain weekly production schedules assisting in production efficiency
  • To co-ordinate 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
  • To arrange ordering of all parts including weekly analysis of requirements & consumable items to ensure production plan can be met, whilst achieving stock level tarqets and avoidmq airfreiqht costs
  • To ensure availability of packaging for all finished goods, including leading new packaging design specification and sourcing
  • To ensure the availability/accuracy of all shipping documents includinq invoices To negotiate costs and service levels with suppliers of Packaging, Transportation, Warehousing
  • To assist the Core Team in activities such as re-packing and inspecting parts
  • To contribute to the Production Planning Annual Section Plan, including setting of targets and objectives etc
  • To assist in the training of staff within the section on systems procedures etc To maintain accurate BOM’s considering all design changes/timing etc Also to coordinate part and product phase-outs to minimise stock obsolescence
  • To 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

Why Hitachi Astemo? 

At Hitachi  Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do.  

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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