Value Stream Planner Fibre Optics

Job Category: Continuous Improvement

Reference: JB/DH101121

Location: Torquay (UK)

G&H offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for motivated and talented people to join a team of like-minded, highly skilled colleagues who want to grow and succeed with our company.

Hiring talent to complement and grow our current teams’ skills and capabilities is a strategic priority to enable our plans for growth.

Our seven business locations in the United States and four UK-based businesses employ across a broad range of functions including engineering and process, manufacturing, product management, supply chain and customer services, quality assurance, continuous improvement, compliance and finance.


  • To support the planning and scheduling of production to achieve on time delivery performance targets.
  • To provide leadership to their team, ensuring the production plan is developed and maintained and that materials are controlled throughout the line.
  • To support the business by providing accurate reporting and quality analysis of delivery performance and manufacturing data.
  • Support and facilitate continuous improvements by identifying areas of deficiency, recommending/implementing appropriate changes in training, working practices and processes for the department.


Job Responsibilities


  • Develops, maintains and communicates the production plan to achieve and exceed on time delivery targets.
  • Creates and maintains jobs in line with the ERP system processes to ensure accurate WIP valuations and capacity planning.
  • Identifies any upcoming capacity issues and work closely with the relevant members of the team to offer solutions to these issues.
  • Provides accurate lead time information and sales order commitment dates in line with order acknowledgement KPIs.
  • Monitors, analyses and reports on manufacturing data sets – including OTDP, inventory and schedule adherence.
  • Delivers capacity plans in line with the S&OP process, ensuring resource, training, materials and equipment plans are in place.
  • Provides leadership, coaching and guidance to reports, developing an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible team through personal leadership attributes.
  • Drives customer focus throughout the business, communicates customer requests and expedites works orders when required.
  • Ensures all relevant planning MRP data is entered and maintained correctly on the system.
  • Ensures the shipping plan is maintained, including sales order information prior to shipments.
  • Maintains a safe working environment, performs all job duties in a safe manner whilst complying with all G&H policies and procedures.
  • Supports continuous improvements on the line, developing and building on existing processes to improve production flow, on-time starts and inventory accuracy.
  • Performs all job duties within ISO and AS standards, regulatory or statutory requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Advanced Excel knowledge
  • FMEA and Root Cause analysis
  • Relevant ERP knowledge
  • WIP Track and associated software knowledge



  • Safety, Quality, Compliance
  • Communication
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Quality & Accuracy



  • A level (or equivalent) in a mathematics or computer science based subjects desirable



  • 3+ years’ experience of production planning in a high pace technical manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency of ERP systems (Syspro, SAP, Sage, Oracle)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office – particularly Excel
  • Experience with SQL and knowledge of relationship databases desirable
  • Reporting on varieties of data sets

How to Apply

Resumes should be sent to with Value Stream Planner noted in the Subject line.

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