Production Planning & Project Assistant

  • Job Reference: PPPA/ST4/2
  • Date Posted: 11 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Cream Personnel Services
  • Location: Trentham, Staffordshire
  • Salary: £20,000
  • Sector: Commercial
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Lisa
  • Telephone: 01782 262731

Job Description

Cream Personnel are currently recruiting for a Production Planning & Project Assistant for our client based in Trentham. Our client has been established for over 35 years as a specialist timber component manufacturer. The role will suit someone who is looking to be a key member within a production team with the responsibility of driving forward output and improving efficiency within the operation.


As a production planning & project assistant with our client you will be able to perform the following:

  • Plan function, data collection and entry relating to efficiency measurement for the site by continuously monitoring and developing an excel based scheduling system that is used by the client.  
  • Operate excel at an advanced level
  • Ensure all planning tools are correctly used, updated, accurate & in line with new products or process changes
  • De-listing lapsed products & making commercial updates.
  • Using sage accounts, sage manufacturing and excel you will review product sales and stock levels and re-order to requirements.
  • You will be required to make recommendations on best practice, operating policies and procedures & exception reports.
  • Efficiency improvement projects
  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports
  • Meet production requirements by communicating with key suppliers to ensure the product delivery meets despatch requirement.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to produce a full end to end smooth production
  • Co-ordinate production workflow for multiple products
  • Previous experience of production planning highly advantageous


  • Standard hours of work are: 8:00-16:45 Monday - Friday
  • This is a permanent role.
  • Free onsite parking


  • To apply for this role you must have your full Eligibility to Work (Passport/ID Card/ Birth Certificate/National Insurance Proof and Proof of address dated within that last 12 weeks), a current up to date CV and a good level of spoken and written English.
  • You  must be able to plan and perform analytically
  • Ideally you will have previous experience of production planning, be proficient in written, numerical and verbal skills along with a keen eye to process and interpret data.
  • Current Full UK driving licence
  • Degree educated in appropriate subject

Apply now or call us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.