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Production Planner – Dublin West

Production Planner
Dublin West and Laois

My client, a UK based manufacturer with strong operations in Ireland (Dublin and Cork) is seeking a Production Planner to join their manufacturing facilities across two sites in Dublin West and Laois.

This role reports to the Planning Lead and has been created due to a strong pipeline of projects won by our client.

Salary €35-40K + benefits.

*Travel required between two sites* so full driving license and own transport is a must.


  • Liaise with the overall project planners to ensure alignment of the production schedule with the overall project schedules.
  • Liaise with the design department to track progress on design milestones and assess and communicate any impact to the production schedules from delays to the design process.
  • Liaise with the procurement department and individual key suppliers to track material deliveries and ensure as much as possible a JIT approach to material delivery.
  • Product weekly report out with production schedule updates.
  • Liaise with the Factory Managers & Factory Supervisors to track progress and ensure production schedules are kept up to date.
  • Using methods such as earned value analysis or similar, forecast slippage to production schedules based on current performance to allow early warning and intervention.
  • Adopt a diligent approach to the production of accurate scheduling information which is key to the efficient operation of the manufacturing process.
  • Prepares reports about production processes for upper management and suggests ways to improve efficiency
  • Engages with the lean manufacturing processes that are in place and being further developed to improve overall production efficiency.
  • Working in conjunction with the factory managers to schedule in the most cost-effective way to drive overall operational efficiency
  • Planning and monitoring the capacity of equipment/facilities to optimise productivity.
  • Assisting in the review of the project pipeline and incoming sales orders to advise on production slots.


  • Minimum 3 years production planning experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Experience of modular off-site manufacturing an advantage
  • Proficiency with MS project and Asta


  • Ability to develop others to their full potential, engages and motivates colleagues, maximises the performance of individuals and the business through its people.
  • Provides regular communication to team members
  • Ability to manage and meet the needs of internal/external stakeholders including positive influence in establishing the associated constituencies and securing commitment to projects and initiatives.
  • Ensures all work is completed accurately and on time in line with the company’s management systems
  • Reviews own performance against plans to achieve a more efficient and effective service

For more information and to discuss similar opportunities, please contact Lee in the strictest of confidence on 0858072559 / lee@optimizerecruitment.ie
Please note your CV will never be released without your expressed permission.
JOB REF: LD-22112

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