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My client a Pharmaceutical Company is now recruiting a Planner. This is a permanent position based in Co. Galway.

The role:

The Planner will be responsible for the planning & scheduling of the production lines. This role reports into a Senior Planner.

Salary €40-€50K
Key Accountabilities 

  • To maintain the MRP data on the system for assigned products and areas
  • Support the preparation of the Sales & Operations Planning Business Process
  • To ensure that forecasts for the assigned area of responsibility are converted to orders at the time fences.
  • To assess incoming customer orders in terms of plant capability and material availability and define the first promise date for delivery
  • To review monthly the capacity loading for the assigned workcentre reporting potential bottlenecks and issues.
  • Prepare assigned schedule in co-operation with relevant departments.
  • To prioritise planned production in assigned areas in the case conflicts and bottlenecks.
  • To liaise with purchasing and artwork control to manage BOM changes in line with customer requirements
  • Liaise with customers with regards to delivery dates, order status, etc. for the areas assigned
  • Manage schedules such that short shelf materials are identified and consumed before expiring.
  • Prepare supply chain metrics on a weekly basis.
  • Manage the assigned shipping schedules
  • Reporting to senior management on a weekly and ad hoc basis on Key Performance Indicators
  • Chair routine and ad hoc planning and scheduling meetings as required


  • Engineering/Business degree or equivalent industry experience
  • 3 years experience of planning/scheduling in a regulated industry ideally pharmaceuticals
  • Qualification in or studying APICS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to operate in a team environment
  • Experience of production, manufacturing or packing operations essential

If you would like to find out more about the role give me a call on 090 64 90485 or email over your cv to


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Recruitment Consultant: Breda Dooley

Job Title: Planner

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