Senior Production Planner


Gestamp West Midlands, GB, Gestamp We

Date:  Jun 20, 2024

Role Summary

This role will be responsible for first line planning issues, overseeing customer schedule translation internal planning processes.  Auditing internal planning

attainment with a goal of 100% adherence.  Maintaining stock planning calculations in line with objectives, lean methodology and fulfilling customer requirements.

Developing and the maintenance of KPI controls relevant to customer / supplier delivery and stock performance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deputise for the Planning Manager
  • First level escalation of problems affecting or potentially affecting their area of responsibility
  • Review, communicate and monitor weekly demands against long term forecasts and equipment commercial agreed volumes.
  • To level demand & align all stock profiles (finished, shopstock, pool stock, safety) to compensate for fluctuation, then plan processes to meet internal / customer needs.
  • Monitor, support and co-ordinate physical stock checks, compare and maintain system accuracy. KPI and oversee related improvement plans.
  • To monitor, record and communicate adherence to plan, stock levels and customer fluctuation. When applicable to advise, agree and implement corrective plans.
  • Regular and effective communication with customers and internal departments.
  • To maintain SAP to enable efficient parts ordering, production planning with a target of 100% delivery and stock target performance
  • Be a key member of the NPI GPCS process with the responsibility for co-ordinating all production planning and related logistics activities.
  • To support, progress, deliver and communicate new product introduction and Build out end of life key phases, related volumes and expectations as when applicable.
  • Main customer contact in relation to scheduling, delivery performance, vehicle co-ordination, support packaging issues and maintain customer systems and portals
  • Analysis of customer schedules - translation into sales data, capacity and manning planning.
  • Oversee and support customer performance reviews relevant to logistics. Could include travel as and when required.
  • Active instigation / participation in Continuous Improvement / problem solving activities

Key Qualifications

  • A passion and ability to meet / exceed targets and continuously improve
  • SAP (MRP and ERP) experience and Microsoft proficient
  • A good interdepartmental communicator that can solve issues systematically & objectively.
  • Production planning and inventory control.  Customer Systems & Control

Knowledge and Education

  • NVQ 4 - In a relevant engineering discipline or ILM equivalent
  • HNC - IOSCM Level or MP&L equivalent
  • Experience in leading planning related improvement projects
  • Demonstrated success in a high quality, high volume, lean environment.
  • Business process experience - Proven track record with automotive sector (possibly 1st tier).
  • Experience within a planning deployment environment

Additional Information

  • Must be able to work onsite from our Wolverhampton facility.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!