Production Planner

Date: Aug 3, 2022

LOCATION: Leighton Buzzard, BDF, GB

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.




Production Planner




Issues and maintains the factory's long- and short-term production plan to always meet the sales requirements and budgets. Assists with New Product Introduction in preparing accurate quotes with respect to Value-Add labour costs and lead times. Assists with first order reviews; documents review records and files as appropriate. Continuously improves and develops the systems and procedures in support of process improvements and elimination of waste.


What You’ll Do:

  • Issues and maintains the factory's long- and short-term production plan to always meet the sales requirements and budgets.
  • Issues and firms the corresponding production orders and maintains the start and finished dates up to date at all times.
  • Prepares reporting for and assists in regular Project Review/Production meetings, promised Production Lead Times and monthly sales targets are being met. Informs Purchasing Manager of any discrepancies/issues/delays.
  • On a daily basis, reviews component shortages and takes any necessary corrective actions. Processes Stock Transfers for components and issues components to production floor.
  • Issues paperwork for production orders and handover to production supervisors (Route Cards & Drawings). Production set up and instructs material handlers the issue of components to the production floor.
  • Assists with Project Management in preparing accurate quotes with respect to Value-Add labor costs and lead times.
  • Assists with formal contract review; documents review records and files as appropriate.
  • Reviews Weekly Shop Floor Opportunity list for Large Order Quantities.
  • Actively supports Peli’s commitment to Quality and all quality objectives, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Performs other duties and works on special projects as required or assigned by the Purchasing Manager.


What You’ll Need:

  • Good Knowledge and experience of SAP within Supply Chain Planning, Production planning and purchasing or similar ERP system.
  • Ideally educated to HND level in a business or engineering discipline.
  • 2 years relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills. 
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously within set timeframes.
  • Must be resilient and tenacious.
  • Must have excellent oral, written, negotiation and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with other employees at all levels.
  • This position requires the ability to be Self-motivated and assertive.
  • Must be proficient with Word, Excel and other IT software.
  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • Able to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.



Why Join Peli BioThermal ? Here’s a glimpse of Peli’s Perks

  • Generous pension contributions with a competitive match
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Peli!
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Free Tea, Coffee and fresh fruit provided to all employees
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…




Peli BioThermal is a global leader in providing the life sciences industry with the most comprehensive suite of patented and award winning thermal protection packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, diagnostics, tissue, vaccines and blood supplies. Our specialized design, engineering and lab testing services ensure clients are fitted with cold chain performance solutions that best fit their purpose. And Pelican BioThermal’ s Credo Prevision track-and-trace software, which allows clients to monitor temperature-controlled packaging inventories throughout the entire end-to-end distribution cycle, ensures clients meet increasing global regulatory demands, manage challenging shipping lanes and unforeseen delays while reliably and confidently tracking critical, high-value payloads around the world.  

Next Steps of the Selection Process:


  • Our hiring team reviews applications and select candidates.
  • We’ll invite candidates to complete a one-way video interview on Spark Hire.
  • After the submitted one-way video interviews are reviewed, we’ll invite a final number of candidates for in-person interview(s).


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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