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Production Planner

Location: Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Employment: Permanent
Salary: £25000.00 to £30000.00 per year

Job Overview

About The Role

About Western Global 

Western Global is the global market leader in the supply of modular fuel storage solutions, with operating locations in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and the Middle East.

We pride ourselves on being able to support our customers and communities with response ready fuel solutions when they need them most.

Our business is growing rapidly and we took on private equity investment in January 2021. This funding will support the next phase of our growth through geographical and channel penetration in North America.

Attracting and retaining great people is critical to our strategy. Our values define how we behave an interact internally and with our stakeholders. These are:

  • Teamwork: We work as one, and together, we’re ready for anything
  • Openness: We’re open, curious, and honest with each other, unafraid to embrace the new.
  • Passion: We’re driven by a passion for better, because we love what we do.
  • Integrity: No matter what, we do the right thing – we’re all responsible for the right outcome.
  • Celebrate Success: We take time to recognise and celebrate each other, and what we achieve together.

The Role:

You will have responsibility for the development and delivery of the aggregated UK demand plan ensuring the best possible customer service is offered to its customers by the UK operation

You will leading the interface between Sales, Supply Planning and Production. Through the processing of sales order and creation of works orders, you will maximise the cost efficiency of production plans, whilst ensuring that they deliver in accordance with customer due dates. Using your excellent communication skills you will ensure all parts pf the value chain are provided with timely information that is accurately reflected in the planning system. You will be expected to manage conflicting needs and be able to find mutually agreeable solutions that deliver on quality, cost and delivery performance indicators. You will be expected to assert appropriate pressure on production whilst also being able to push back professionally to all stakeholders; finding viable solutions when issues arise. You will be comfortable working with ambiguity and be confident to deploy your highly effective decision making skills to overcome issues where courses of action or impacts cannot be clearly defined. Judgement and decision making will be critical to success.     

You will be conversant with standard ERP planning methodology (e.g. min/max planning, EOQ, ATP, Due Dates, Purchase Order, Sales Order structures, and master data). and have a solid understanding of production planning best practice.


Key Responsibilities of this Position:

  • Manage the Sales Order Process
  • Manage the Works Order Process
  • Lead the interface between Sales, Material Planning and Production
  • Create, manage and maintain the Production Plan.
  • Liaise with Production to facilitate Job Card creation
  • Liaise with Production for day to day planning of workshop jobs
  • Coordinate with Production for stores / pump assembly jobs
  • Coordinate / generate demand for built stock
  • Liaise with Sales for delivery lead times
  • Liaise with Transport for shipping dates and quantities.
  • Work with Production to develop and maintain an accurate capacity plan.

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • 3-5 years in a similar planning function.
  • Ideally with a background in Net Suite, but certainly proficient in ERP system usage
  • Ideally from a manufacturing or assembly background
  • Excellent communicator
  • Excellent inter personal skills and able to build good working relationships
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good business acumen.
  • A flexible approach, with a desire to learn and develop.
  • Sensible and pragmatic 


  • Confident manner, good presentation skills.
  • Determination – not easily discouraged or put off.
  • Passion, enthusiasm, and charisma.
  • Innovative – prepared to see beyond how it has been done before.
  • Positive outlook – always sees opportunity through any adversity.
  • Resilient – ready to bounce back from any challenges.
  • Assertive – gets things done when they need to be.
  • Positive, self-motivated and with a helpful attitude.
Production Planner
Location: Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Employment: Permanent
Salary: £25000.00 to £30000.00 per year

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