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Production Planner

Cheshire East
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
Healthcare & medical
10,001+ employees
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Job Title: Production Planner

Introduction to Role:

Join us as a Production Planner, a key role in our Operations team, where you will be responsible for creating and maintaining an optimised executable production schedule. You will manage master data to ensure accurate capacity planning and lead times for assigned assets. This role is crucial in monitoring actual production status, identifying potential short-term supply constraints and delays, and collaborating with global planning and site functions to ensure excellent customer service and efficient production.


As a Production Planner, you will be responsible for coordinating with Network Supply Planner on rolling weekly planned orders into the firm horizon. You will develop detailed production schedules, resolve short-term capacity and manpower issues, and ensure scheduling of urgent late call requirements. You will also confirm material availability of all required materials & readiness within the operational horizon, plan for pack/artwork changes within the horizon, and manage obsolescence and destruction process. Your role will also involve analysing executional supply alerts on a weekly basis, monitoring high priority orders, and generating production reports for critical decision-making purposes.

Essential Skills/Experience:

- In-depth working knowledge of SAP and more specifically APO

- Work experience planning in a fast-moving manufacturing environment

- Management of a complex and changing workload

- Understanding of Pharmaceutical GMP principles an advantage

- Strong influencing skills across all levels of the organisation

- A degree or equivalent in Business, Supply Chain Management, Sciences or Engineering is preferred, equivalent experience will be considered

- Greater knowledge of other areas of the Supply Chain would be beneficial

- Experience with Lean & Manufacturing Excellence tools

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by innovation and our commitment to deliver life-changing medicines. With constant new products and launches, there's never been a better time to join our Supply Chain team. We foster a safe and positive space where ideas are welcomed and rewarded. We are a diverse, multigenerational team of experts connected across the globe. If you are self-driven, thrive at pace, continuously learning and proactively taking on more, then AstraZeneca is the place for you.

Ready to make a big impact? Join us at AstraZeneca and contribute to life-changing medicines. Apply now!

Date Posted


Closing Date

13-Jul-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.