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Norbrook Labs Ltd

Production Planner Packing (Maternity Cover)

Norbrook Labs Ltd

  • Ulster
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 14/12/2017
  • Human Resources
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An opportunity has arisen for a Production planner to cover a period of maternity



Norbrook has established itself as a global leader in the development of revolutionary veterinary and animal health medicines supplying products to 120 countries across the world. We are one of the top 10 companies in Northern Ireland and are in the top 15 veterinary pharmaceutical companies globally. Our head office is based in Newry, Northern Ireland and we have manufacturing facilities on five sites globally since our foundation over 40 years ago.

Our business strategy is supported by our Values – Customer Value, One Team, Results Driven, Excellence, Innovation, and Quality – and we support our employees to live the behaviours that creates our culture. Our on-going success is based on the expertise, knowledge and innovation of our employees.

An opportunity has arisen for a Production planner to cover a period of maternity. The successful candidate will support the planning function in creating and maintaining, short, medium and long term packing schedules. The successful candidate will be responsible for capacity planning and sequencing of the packing lines to ensure efficient running order whilst always meeting customer due dates.

Role and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Planning and prioritising of packing lines, to ensure maximum performance whilst ensuring customer demand is being met on time.
  • Assist in managing short/medium and long term capacity of packing lines based on forecasts and current orders.
  • Monitor job completion on a daily basis and ensure that schedules are being planned on time and in full.
  • Monitor excess inventory and minimise obsolescence.
  • Communicate with customer services and demand management, any deviations in supply plan.
  • Report and escalate any issues preventing the business from meeting on time delivery to customers.
  • Measure schedule adherence on a weekly basis and root cause any deviations in schedule with a view to put preventative actions in place.

Essential criteria

  • At least 2 years previous experience in a similar planning role.
  • Analytical skills, the ability to evaluate, analyse and present data.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel
  • Meticulous attention to detail & ability to drive flawless execution to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work and influence across organisational boundaries.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making and presentation skills.

Desirable criteria

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent  
  • Experience using Demand Solutions Requirements Planning System or similar MPS/MRP systems.

Duration: Full Time - Permanent

Location: Newry, Co. Down

Remuneration: Salary Attractive

Benefits: Free Life Assurance, Paid Holidays, On-site Parking, Pension Scheme, Canteen Facilities, Healthcare plan, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Car Insurance, Perks Scheme

Contact: The Human Resources Department

Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit. In accordance with our equal opportunities policy we would particularly like to welcom applicants from the Protestant Community.

Ref: PPM60741217
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