Production Planner

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner to join our Operations division in Royston. The Production Planner will provide effective Planning and Scheduling support for all Production related activity, ensuring optimum use of resource, materials and time in order to achieve the shortest possible Lead Times and maximise On Time Delivery to customers both internal and external.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Maintain the build schedule to meet business and customer needs by loading and scheduling orders in line with work center capacities, materials availability, customer needs and the business plan. Discuss and resolve constraints with the Production and Purchasing teams. 
  • Respond to customer amendments and expedite requests as required to maximize customer satisfaction without jeopardizing business performance.
  • Lead regular sales/planning alignment and capacity planning meetings with the Operations and Sales teams
  • Manage quick-ship and sub-assay finished stock levels to defined target stocks in line with business strategy and demand variations. Ensure that replenishment orders are launched and delivered on time to maintain target levels.
  • Manage finished goods and part built stock so that every opportunity is taken to use these parts to satisfy customer orders. 
  • Continue to develop Planning systems In conjunction with Production Management develop tools to smooth loading across work stations and deliver an accurate ‘Work To’ report. 
  • Participate in the daily production meeting understanding status of current orders, and in the event of delays impact to the production plan so that orders can be rescheduled and impact communicated effectively to inside sales.
  • Maintain business KPI's as required.
  • Drive and assist initiatives to promote and implement improved planning and scheduling methodology, 5S, ‘Right First Time’, ‘Continual improvement’ and Lean. 
  • Provide cover as required for other members of the SCM team to ensure continuity of service.
  • Fully comply with Health and Safety directives and legislation.

What You Need to Succeed

  • A minimum of 2 years production and capacity planning experience within an engineering manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced in using SAP production planning software.
  • Exposure to lean working and continuous improvement (kaizen) practice.
  • Proven ability to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority.
  • Fluent with Microsoft office software including Intermediate MS Excel Skills.
  • Educated to GCSE level essential.
  • Educated to A-Level or HND level is desirable. 

Our Offer to You

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee bonus scheme
  • Life assurance (Four times Salary)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here





East of England

Royston (Cambridge)




Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray Limited

Greenfield, Royston Business Park Royston SG8 5HN United Kingdom

+44 1763 257 900