Production Planner

Production Planner

AKW Global Logistics are recruiting a Production Planner to join their team based at their site in Trafford Park.

Salary: Competitive Salary

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Manchester (M17)

Following a period of sustained growth AKW part of Kinaxia Group are seeking a Production Planner to manage production process

Job Purpose :

  • Ensures goods produced by employer are produced in a cost-effective way that meets quality specifications.
  • Makes sure that goods are ready to distribute to customers in a timely fashion.
  • Improves a company's production and distribution processes.
  • Ensures the production and distribution of products runs smoothly.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Liaises with customer service division to determine customer requirements
  • Approves materials, costs, manufacturing equipment, and the size of workforce needs to manufacture goods
  • Predicts how long a project will take to complete
  • Develops a production schedule detailing all tasks and when they should be completed by to meet predicted completion date
  • Liaises with customers, suppliers, the human resources department, and maintenance employees to ensure all workers, materials, and machinery will be available when required
  • Monitors project's progress to ensure it's following the schedule
  • Troubleshoots problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions
  • Organizes project paperwork, including purchase orders, and maintains records
  • Monitors production and raw material costs
  • Collects and assesses data about the production and team's performance
  • Prepares reports about production processes for upper management and suggests ways to improve efficiency
  • Bi - lingual would be desirable


Competitive – to be discussed at interview stage in line with skills and experience

In return we offer:

  • Pension.
  • Loyalty Awards (Recognises employees with 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 years’ service).
  • Employee Benefits Platform (Includes a Cycle to work scheme and access to a range of offers and discounts).
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee and customer referral schemes.


We are an equal opportunities employer whom encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds. We are recruiting now for this role. To apply please forward your CV with any relevant experience listed, to [email protected] or apply online here.

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