Production Planner

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Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies:

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.


The Role:

As a Production Planner you will be responsible for scheduling and coordinating the manufacture of high-performance electronic products from release, to manufacturing through to completion, ensuring maximum performance and minimum delay. 


You will engage and improve finite capacity scheduling systems, forecast and report where resource capacities are going to become overloaded and understand manufacturing routes whilst working in conjunction with other departments.


Reporting to the Production Planning Team Lead, you will be responsible for liaising with the production, purchasing, sales and project teams to achieve the successful and accurate planning of resource through the production departments.



  • Participates in production planning meetings with team leads
  • Review orders and identify component due dates to facilitate the accurate planning process for the deliveries of catalogue products and projects in line with business imperatives and customer requirements.
  • Participate in the planning and scheduling for each production department according to previously established manufacturing sequences and lead times whilst ensuring maximum performance with minimum delay.
  • Proactively address potential or actual material shortages with Purchasing to track and improve shortage dates.
  • Liaise with the key stakeholders to monitor the progress and determine the status of assigned products and projects.
  • Manage and communicate stakeholder requirements, resolve issues and make decisions in line with business plans; ensuring own understanding of deliverables and that of the teams.
  • Maintain the production and customer schedule, resource planner and other reports as required.
  • Update ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system to reflect changes to the production schedule.
  • Liaise with Stores to prioritise production kit issuing.
  • Maintain close relationships with production team leads, and continuously improve the efficiency of planning operations.
  • Attend production, project and operations stand-up meetings to report on planning activities.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Operational experience in supply chain management is essential.
  • Good understanding of working in similar high technology environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Good understanding or previous experience of ERP or similar.
  • IT skills, advanced excel capability and reporting skills are an advantage.
  • Have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment to achieving objectives.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Thrives in a fast paced challenging environment.
  • Ability to fully contribute to the process of continuous improvements.
  • Ability to entrench a collaborative approach to problem solving.
  • Developed proficiency in a range of processes or procedures through job-related training and considerable on-the-job expertise.


The Work Environment
We are based in the world-renowned McLaren Technology Centre and in London. Our Woking campus includes a subsidised restaurant, a café, a gym with a pool, break-out spaces and more. Our Design Lab within the Technology Centre allows us to explore, collaborate, form and incubate breakthrough ideas and it fosters our own unique culture of innovation.

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