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Bindery Capacity Planner

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident Bindery Capacity Planner to join our Production Control team. The Production Control team are responsible for scheduling the production plan throughout the factory with two main aims: meeting or customer’s dates and maximising productivity. The team enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and being close to both administration and manufacturing departments.

We are looking for an individual who can work well under pressure both independently and within a team to be fast reacting to an ever-changing plan.

To be successful as a Bindery Capacity Planner you should be able to carry out all tasks with high attention to detail. Ultimately, a Bindery Capacity Planner should be highly organized and possess a proactive attitude to work.

About You:

  • This is an opportunity to be an active team player who is happy to support and be supported in our Production Control team.
  • Resilient.
  • You will have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Helpful.
  • Able to work well within a team and independently.
  • Flexible.
  • Experience in a Production Planning/Capacity Planning role is required – ideally within a manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand machine capabilities in order to set a production plan that maximises production efficiencies in the bindery to include digital.
  • Sequence work in optimum order to maximise batching and machine performance in all areas of the business.
  • Ensure the plan set enables all copy dates to be met.
  • Set a weekly shift plan, and amend the plan as required to minimise costs whilst ensuring sufficient capacity for customer agreements.
  • Consider implications of change in plan on all interfacing areas, utilising excellent team-working skills to agree a workable solution for all parties.
  • Having a good knowledge of what is in the loads, such as fulfilment work or opportunities to split work in order to problem solve.
  • To be able to provide some schedules for titles outside of contractual agreements.
  • To be able to cover Bindery Production Planner role, and other holiday cover as required.

What We Can Offer You:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Contributory Pension
  • Company Sick Pay
  • 26 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Onsite Car Parking (Subject to Availability)
  • Health & Wellbeing Support

About Us:

We have been operating for over 200 years, producing some of the most well-known and best-selling books in the UK, providing an invaluable service to a range of publishing clients and in turn, bringing you and your family the books you love to read. With over 800 employees based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, we supply over 150 million books per year and have recently been acquired by Elcograf. Through this union, we have a strong and exciting future ahead of us and look forward to welcoming you to the company.

Please note, due to the location of our factory, it would be preferable if you have your own transport.

Location: Bungay, Suffolk

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