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  • Stafford

    Position: Production Planner Location: Stafford Job Type: Permanent My client who manufactures top class machines within the ground maintenance and turf care industry. Role and Responsibilities – In this role, you will be responsible for organising, planning and controlling the production schedules for the entire range of the company’s product

  • Orpington, England, United Kingdom

    Job description Business Need The Production Planner has responsibility to effectively plan factory production and maintain forecasts to meet the expected output of the business, to achieve its customer service targets, together with growth and cost targets. The Production Planner will develop the forecasts for the business by analysing demand wi

  • Plymouth

    Job Title: Production Planner Location: Plymouth, onsite role. Salary: Depends on Experience Job Type : Full time, Permanent HQW Aerospace UK is a super precision bearing design and manufacturing company at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge solutions to the aerospace, space, military, defence, and various other industries. Committed to ex

  • North Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

    The Company You will be joining a large and innovative engineering organisation based in Ayrshire. They produce highly advanced and technical products for customers across a number of different industries, including aerospace, security and defence. The company is going through an exciting period of growth and is looking for a planner to join their

  • Stone, England, United Kingdom

    Swanline Group has a vacancy for a production planner who would be responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of the Company’s manufacturing machinery. In house training will be given to the successful applicant with plenty of scope for development as they become more proficient within their role. Principal areas of Responsibility · Import of new

  • Redditch, England, United Kingdom

    Job Title: Production Planner Location: West Midlands Salary: Up to £35,000 + Benefits Hours: Monday to Friday 04:00-12:00 Responsibilities: Develop and maintain production schedules to meet customer demand while optimising resources and minimising cost Collaborate with various departments including operations, procurement, and logistics to coordi

  • Stevenston, North Ayrshire

    £ £30000 - £38000/annum Hybrid Working

    Our client is a global business that specialises in the manufacture of high-technology products and has a full order book with exciting plans for growth in the coming years and they are looking to appoint an experienced Production Planner. The Production Planner will be responsible for preparing the short to long-term plans to ensure customer dema

  • Blackwood, Caerphilly

    £ £35000 - £40000/annum excellent benefits

    We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner to join a leading manufacturer with an excellent reputation based in Blackwood. Do you have previous FMCG experience and want to be part of valued team, who are recognised for hard work with company events and career progression opportunities …. If so, please read on. Production Planner Benefit

  • Coventry, West Midlands (County)

    £ £40000 - £45000/annum Plus Overtime & Benefits

    A global leading manufacturer of complex precision components to the aerospace & defence sectors has a new vacancy for a Production Planning Controller. Customer focussed and an excellent communicator, you will work with the senior management team and take ownership of the Production Schedule to fulfil customer demand and candidates are sought with

  • Sheffield

    £ £30000 - £40000/annum

    Job Title: Production Planner Company: Elevation Recruitment Group is proud to partner with a distinguished furniture manufacturing business based in Sheffield. Renowned for their commitment to quality and innovation, our client is a leader in crafting furniture pieces that elevate living and workspaces worldwide. As they continue their expansion

  • Stamford, Lincolnshire

    £ £30000 - £40000/annum

    Production Planner – SAP / Scheduling. £30,000 - £40,000 per annum DOE – Based Near Stamford 5D Recruitment is proud to be working in partnership with a leading manufacturer of Load Banks and Dynamometers to recruit a Production Planner. There are a variety of products within the range, which can vary in size from hand-held through to shipping co

  • Sutton Coldfield, City and Borough of Birmingham

    £ £27000 - £30000/annum

    My client based in Sutton Coldfield is a leading distributor and due to growth are now looking for an experienced Production Planner to join their friendly team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing production scheduled to meet customer demand and optimize resources. Planning and organizing production sched

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  • Livingston, West Lothian

    Escape are working with a manufacturing client and supporting them to recruit a Production Planner. Working as part of the Supply Chain Team, the Production Planner will forecast, plan and schedule the production process to ensure orders and delivery times are met. They will analyse demand and expedite raw materials to meet the production plan. Th

  • Coleshill

    Job Title: Production Planner Location: Coleshill Birmingham Salary: Competitive Contract Type: Permanent Our client is a market leading engineering and manufacturing business located in the Birmingham area currently recruiting for a Production Controller to join the business. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years planning exper

  • Hope Valley, Derbyshire

    £ £30000 - £35000/annum NEG + BENEFITS

    PRODUCTION PLANNER My client is the UK's leading manufacturer of standard and bespoke furnaces & ovens for the laboratory & process markets. Their products enjoy a global reputation for quality & performance with more than 65% of sales derived from Export markets. They currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Production Planner t

  • Brighouse, Calderdale

    £ £25000/annum

    Our client is a successful and well-established manufacturer, they are looking for a Production Planner to join their team. Responsibilities: * Planning production * Forecasting parts and materials needed * Liaising with production on the shop floor, stores, purchasing departments * Updating in house systems * Liaising with suppliers and external s

  • Pontypool, Torfaen

    £ £30000 - £35000/annum

    Production Planner £30,000-£35,000 Yolk Recruitment is excited to present a compelling opportunity for a Production Planner in the field of precision machining and engineering. Join a leading organisation dedicated to excellence and take your career to the next level. If you're ready for a dynamic role in a fast-paced environment, apply now! As

  • YO18, Wrelton, North Yorkshire

    £ £27000 - £30000/annum To be discussed at interview

    Job Overview: We are working on behalf of our client, a leading injection moulding manufacturer supplying JLR and the automotive industry looking for a Production Planner to join their team. Remit: * A fantastic opportunity for a Production Planner to join a reputable leading plastics manufacturer that is part of a large group of companies supply

  • Wellington, Somerset

    £ £30000 - £35000/annum

    Production Planner Wellington Up to £35,000 + great benefits Are you a highly organised and detail-oriented individual looking for an exciting opportunity in the manufacturing industry? Do you excel at solving complex production puzzles and thrive in a fast-paced environment? If so, we want to hear from you! We are a leading manufacturing compa

  • Hope, Derbyshire

    Sue Ross Recruitment are working for a well-established specialist manufacturing company with offices based in the beautiful Peak District. We are looking for an experienced Production Planner to work with bespoke industrial products. The position would suit an applicant with a keen eye for detail and a methodical approach to planning and organisat

  • Bradford, West Yorkshire

    £ £30000 - £35000/annum

    In this rewarding role as a Production Planner, you will be a key player in the Procurement & Supply Chain department of a leading FMCG company. You will manage and optimise the production planning process to ensure efficiency and productivity. Client Details This is a well-established FMCG company, with a significant market presence. Employing t

  • Dudley

    £ £28000 - £30000/annum

    My client based in the Dudley area is looking to recruit a Production Planner on a Permanent basis. You will plan all aspects of production, working with the other departments in the business to ensure the production process runs as smoothly as possible. The main responsibilities associates with the role includes - Take responsibility for Materi

  • Hartlebury

    £ £26000 - £30000/annum

    My client based on Hartlebury Trading Estate is looking to recruit a Production Planner on a Temp to Perm or Permanent basis, depending on availability to take up the role. You will plan all aspects of production, working with the other departments in the business to ensure the production process runs as smoothly as possible. The main responsibil

  • Rotherham, South Yorkshire

    £ £25000 - £30000/annum

    Adept are pleased to be working with a manufacturing business based in Rotherham , who are seeking a Production Planner to join their team In this role, the successful candidate will play a crucial part in the planning, scheduling, and coordination of labour across customer sites on a day-to-day basis. The ideal candidate will possess strong organ

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Production Planner

Fancy yourself as the Jennifer Lopez character Mary Fiore in the The Wedding Planner? It can be as glamorous as it looked in the 2001 romcom. Just don't lose sight of the fact that the buck stops with you for the smooth-running of the biggest day of a girl's life, so the responsibility hangs heavy. You should take out or at least ease the stress of the bride's big day.

Who can I work for?

Most wedding planners are freelancers. Some posts are available, however, with wedding planing or event management firms.

Where and when can I work?

A café, hotel lobby or a client's house. Hours vary. Weekdays are usually spent doing the homework, the graft, working with vendors, drawing up proposals and checking your emails and admin. Then the weekend is normally spent on-site at the wedding venue. Anti-social hours. One of those jobs where the hours would be described as 'as long as it takes'. You can work seven days a week - as the average wedding planner takes 125 hours to prepare for each event!

What can I earn?

Immaculate reputation with years' experience? Then you might fall on your feet and land yourself with a fleet of celebrity weddings. If so, bingo!, you could earn more than £300K a year. But the pay for established planners isn't bad either - this can range from anything from £30K-£75. A novice planner will start on between £16K and £25.

What are the benefits?

Huge job satisfaction - when things go well, even the odd bonus for a job well done, and recommendations through word of mouth.

Are there chances of promotion?

You might progress into event management or go on to specialise in themed weddings.

What will I be responsible for?

  • Managing budgets
  • Arranging and conducting preliminary meetings with clients
  • Keeping up to date with latest wedding trends
  • Marketing and advertising and establishing a 'WOW!' website
  • Learning about wedding etiquette of various religions
  • Drawing-up clients proposals to show clients
  • Liaising with venues and visiting them
  • Monitoring and tracking guest lists and RSVPs
  • Drawing-up thorough itineraries for clients and vendors
  • Project management
  • Room lay-out and furniture moving
  • Drawing-up seating plans

What qualifications do I need?

None, as such. But because it's the biggest day in a girl's life, she's not going to employ any old Tom, Dick or Harry. So flaunt your impressive credentials by passing a wedding planning certificate. This can be taken online through an established wedding planning school, such as The Wedding Planner School. Its home study foundation course can be completed in two-three months. The more advanced diploma can take anything from three months to a year, depending how much work you devote to it a week. A GCSE in English is advised before you take one of these courses.

Do I need any experience?

Working for wedding industry exhibitions will help guide you through the profession as well as forging contacts with suppliers. Work experience with an experienced planner would be a huge bonus.

What attributes are needed?

An highly organised mind with the precision of a Swiss cuckoo clock. Superb communication, organisational and creative skills. You'll be a dab hand with a computer and tread that fine dividing line between advising a client what seems best for their needs and bowing to all their demands. Dealing with any unforeseen problems (don't forget the main players on a wedding day are understandably very highly strung). The stamina to travel far and wide. Physical strength - you may be required to move furniture around. Immaculate appearance - chances are if you can't be bothered to look after yourself, you're not going to look after the look of the wedding.