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Production Planner

Tamworth, United Kingdom;

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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world.  While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.


  • Produce production plans that meet customer requirements and conform to our inventory management policies

Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Prepare weekly production plans on all assets
  • Highlight any bottlenecks or capacity constraints and communicating any shortages throughout the business.
  • Review batch sizes to ensure efficient levels of inventory
  • Feedback on lead-times to customer services
  • Problem solve demand vs capacity issues
  • Monitor production and record manufacturing adherence and plan stability
  • Anticipate and identify material requirements and liaise with the procurement team
  • Implement new planning processes as agreed with the Planning Manager

Knowledge, Qualifications & Behaviours:

  • Proven experience in Production Planning and Materials Planning, using an MRP/ERP system
  • Have previous experience in a batch manufacturing environment that uses a wide variety of raw materials and produces a large range of finished products
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and across different functions i.e. Production, Procurement, Customer Services etc
  • Ability to work well under pressure with minimal management if required
  • IT literate, competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • An understanding of Operational, Supply Chain and Distribution Processes
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated
  • Good team worker who will willingly support the entire planning team and cover other roles due to holidays and absence
  • Good time management
  • Further education qualification in a relevant discipline preferred

Hours of work:

Mon – Fri: 07:00 – 16:00

At H.B. Fuller, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity. We subscribe to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) policy of employing and promoting individuals based on their merits, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, or any other protected classification.

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