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Production Planning Assistant

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Location: Lincoln House Factory , Alfreton, DE55 4QQ

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time. Hours are as follows, 08.30 - 17.00 Mon to Thursday, Friday 08.30 - 14.00

Salary: £23,200

What you'll be doing

We are looking for a Planning Assistant / Administrator to join our fast paced Manufacturing team on a Permanent basis.

  • Overall responsibility for supporting the planning function in generating, scheduling and coordinating the production plan to ensure that it meets both the short and long range organisational goals

  • Ensure all the production jobs are communicated and issued to the manufacturing operation in a timely and suitable manner for the manufacturing operation

  • Support in clearly communicating the production plan and assumptions with the material planning team to ensure aligned understanding

  • Ensure all on hold / exceptional / re-writes / cancelled orders are processed in a timely manner, to maintain the accuracy of the production schedule

  • Ensuring any service orders are processed in an accurate and timely manner

  • Support the team to ensure that all the outgoing deliveries are booked in to achievable slots with the Supply Chain team 

  • Support in actively analysing, monitoring and reporting the key manufacturing processes to identify any constraints

  • Clearly and quickly communicate in a standardised format, any delays in previously communicated expectations and the new revised expectations to the relevant stakeholders (CDC’s / Stores etc.)

  • Maintaining a continuous improvement approach to our processes, systems and tools

  • Ensure any of the teams relevant standard operating procedures are up to date

  • Support in the collation of operational information, reports and metrics, ensuring they are up to date and available, as and when required

  • Performing ad-hoc analysis and support as and when required to support the manufacturing organisation

  • Helping with pay data and payroll contribution

  • Ensure that the Company’s Health & Safety Policies are rigorously applied.

  • Compliance with the Company’s policies and directives

About DFS

It takes a whole lot of passion to be at the centre of what makes a house feel like home — and that’s just what we do at DFS. We’re the leading sofa retail specialist in the UK, helping people find a comfy seat on their great quality sofas since 1969. 

We're a market leader in the UK because of one thing: our people. Our people made us who we are and will drive us into our ambitious future, together. We offer incredible opportunities to get stuck into fun and meaningful work as well as learn new skills — so you can really ‘find your thing’. 

DFS Benefits

  • Fantastic opportunities to develop and succeed

  • Mental health support scheme

  • Colleague & Family discounts on DFS products

  • Paid days volunteering each year

  • Life Assurance

  • High street instant discounts on products such as groceries, electricals, holidays and many more

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption benefits

  • Employee Assistance Programme


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