Production Planner

Date: 03-Apr-2021

Location: Glasgow, GB

Company: Dover Corporation

Dover Precision Components delivers performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery across the oil & gas, power generation, marine, industrial, chemical and general processing markets. Comprising the Waukesha Bearings, Bearings Plus, Inpro/Seal and Cook Compression brands, our portfolio includes hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearings, system and bearing protection, and reciprocating compressor valves, sealing technologies, pistons, rods and more. Each solution is custom-engineered to provide optimum efficiency, reliability and productivity, and backed by comprehensive aftermarket services. Dover Precision Components serves its global customer base through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, as well as technical sales representatives around the world. Dover Precision Components is part of Dover Corporation’s Fluids segment.

The Production Planner is responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating materials including raw materials, purchased parts, and WIP materials to support production and delivery requirements for customer orders. 


You will develop and be accountable for detailed schedules, material requirements, and production & capacity plans – whilst maintaining optimum inventory levels and reducing material shortages - all by performing the following duties: 


Role Purpose / Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


•    Responsible for On-Time Delivery of manufactured components ensuring a balance   between support of inventory and cost saving business objectives.
•    Removes material flow constraints through long term sustainable corrective actions and     solutions.
•     Issue all production orders and paperwork on time and to plan.
•    Integrates with external customers on supply chain process improvements.
•    Leads inventory reduction efforts to maintain 100% availability to assembly operations and world class inventory turns, analyses and takes action on obsolete & slow moving items.
•    Uses Lean methodologies to ensure processes are well defined, documented and provide Best in Class results.
•    Resolves ERP system related issues and ensures the integrity of the database.
•    Implements supply and demand changes
•    Processes Engineering Change Notifications and Material Review Reports in a timely fashion.
•    Work closely and coordinate efforts with Engineering, Operations, Finance, Purchasing, Shipping, and Sales departments.
•    Strong focus on establishing achievable plans during the handover phase, ensuring agreement from all areas of the business.
•    Reports and resolves customer service issues promptly.
•    Supports the Planning Manager and Site Management in various analyses and other tasks.
•    Working experience and understanding of ISO requirements.

Skills and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•     Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•     Must be a team player, have sound judgment, and be skilled in analysis and  root cause investigation.
•     Must have strong attention to detail with proven capabilities in handling multiple priorities.
•     Must possess strong negotiation skills.
•     High level of competency in using Microsoft Office products, including; Excel, Word and Power Point
•     Demonstrated experience in leading change utilizing lean principles such as 5S, Lean Manufacturing, and Total Quality Management.
•     Requires fluency and proficiency in the practical application of ERP/MRP logic, scheduling logic, order policies, capacity planning, input/output control, product structures, routings, shop floor control, and product family manufacturing strategies. Experience with Infor-Syteline ERP Operating System software would be an advantage.
•     Must provide excellent customer service, internally and externally, to the organisation.



•    Requires a 2 year college degree and 5+ years of full material product line planning responsibilities in a manufacturing environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.


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