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Leicester, GB

Function:  Manufacturing
Job Category:  Engineering

Production Planner


Wärtsilä is leading the maritime industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Power are proud to offer our customers the world’s widest network of maritime expertise and the full portfolio from engines to lifecycle solutions.  


We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Are you ready to jump onboard? 


We are now looking for a Production Planner  to join our dedicated and passionate manufacturing team at our site in Leicester.


What will you be doing 


In this position you will play a vital role in increasing productivity and improving efficiencies through effective planning and communication across our production and engineering teams.



For us to be the best match, we expect you to have in depth knowledge of MRP, Bills of Materials (BoMs) and sales orders.



Your work will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • Coordinate with sales, manufacturing and other departments to plan and monitor the movement of equipment through the production cycle.
  • Coordinates with manufacturing to develop schedule for machinery and manpower and monitors completion of parts, equipment and assemblies.
  • Tracks and traces inventory of materials in process and finished products.
  • Works with departments to expedite delays when appropriate. • Coordinates with purchasing to ensure on time delivery of material.
  • Observes production progress and revises planning when necessary due to unavailability of machinery, manpower shortages, delayed receipt of material, customer changes, etc.
  • Attends production meetings and communicates planning and production changes to contracts, engineering, materials, and other affected departments.
  • Identifies and analyses problem areas of shortages, delays and recommends solutions to resolve.
  • Satisfy requirements of ISO 9001 Quality Standard as it relates to these functions.
  • Monitors cost of production products and cost of personnel and advises manager of discrepancies.
  • Keeps manager apprised of problems and bottlenecks that could impact customer deliveries.
  • Any other related duties assigned to them by their line manager.



To be successful in this role, we expect you to have: 


  • Proven background within production planning / scheduling environment.
  • Demonstratable understanding of Capacity Planning Management.
  • A competent problem-solver and decision maker.
  • Ability to manipulate and present data effectively.
  • Strong collaborator.
  • Computer literate, confident in using Microsoft Office Suite, SAP skills and knowledge is highly desirable.
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written




Why you and us 


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.  


We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


We have an amazing team, and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.



Contact & next steps 


Does this sound like the job for you? If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 29 October 2021, through submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way.



Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? Please reach out to Jeffrey Miles (Assembly Manager) through email Jeffrey.miles@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).  


Please apply by 29 October 2021 at 23:59 EESTOur recruiting tool recognizes the time zone where the job ad has been published and closes the application period according to same time zone. 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 


Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertisewww.wartsila.com/marine 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.