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Production Planner (Plastic Manufacturing)

Jeddah, Jeddah · Manufacturing

Job Summary:
The Production Planner assists the operation management team to coordinate and expedite the flow and materials between departments, according to the forecast and daily/weekly production schedules. The candidate must have excellent organisational and multitasking skills. Duties include distributing production work, monitoring inventory levels, solving production problems and ensuring orders are delivered on-time for customer satisfaction.


  • Proactively reports product and material availability issues; troubleshoot when necessary
  • Assist in the maintenance and reporting of KPIs.
  • Maintain job orders status, issuing of job cards
  • Analyse and prepare documents needed for production
  • Support Data collection and analysis
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested.
  • Working in conjunction with the operational 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 incoming sales orders with respect to delivery
  • Generating and maintaining manufacturing schedules and capacity data
  • Planning production teams daily activities, overseeing and supervising production staff
  • Ensuring the production teams have the required components
  • Liaising with purchasing personnel to ensure and monitor supply chain delivery
  • Scheduling material and overseeing stores departments
  • Providing technical support to the production teams
  • Providing daily, weekly and monthly production analysis for comparing the forecast to the capacity model
  • Participating in defining product specifications to meet both customer and process requirements.


  • A minimum of a level 8 degree in a relevant discipline (Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management)
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role, preferably within a Regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using MRP/ERP systems, especially Advance Planning System is an advantage. (M1).


  • Understanding of ERP System and strong Excel expertise.
  • Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task / prioritize with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a Team Environment
  • Can respond well to urgent requirements from the customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational and time-management skills

Inventory Control:

  • Prepares, coordinates, and participates in physical inventory counts.
  • Manages the cycle counting program and troubleshoots quantity discrepancies.
  • Ensures ERP warehouse transfer demand is transacted.
  • Ensures inventory transactions and adjustments are processed.
  • Special projects as assigned.

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