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Operations Coordinator -10105

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£23-28K pa pro rata

Job Type: Contract

Our Client based near Gillingham is seeking an experienced Operations Coordinator to join their team on a 12-14 month maternity leave contract.  The role is working from the office on a full-time basis. 


Working 8.30am to 5.00pm - Monday to Thursday & 9am to 3pm – Fridays.  Salary £23-28Kpa + good benefits.


The Operations Coordinator will ideally have experience of dealing with the Far East and production planning knowledge.


This role would suit candidates with experience in production planning, scheduling, supply chain management with a general understanding of production planning principles, theories & concepts or purchasing.


Main duties/responsibilities of the Operations Coordinator:


  • Be responsible for planning, coordination & control of the production process for specified customers, escalating any concerns to Operations Manager.
  • Manage production schedules to establish lead times of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
  • Challenge & calculate the human & material resources needed, estimate costs for forward planning.
  • Ensure that UK production (packing) is cost effective & identify savings where possible.
  • Monitor the production processes, suggest improvements & adjust schedules as needed to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Maintain inventory of materials needed to complete production, get regular updates from colleagues on UK & Far East supplier production to ensure up to date information to plan efficient UK production, highlight timing issues to colleagues around the business where necessary.
  • Manage the FE Critical path.  Chase FE suppliers for delivery dates, monitor production to ensure shipping dates are met, highlight & address issues & delays & work with colleagues to resolve them.
  • Resolve issues relating to planning conflicts & issues.
  • Raise purchase orders & delivery notes; update goods-in and finished goods information.
  • Book in deliveries with customers and hauliers.
  • Liaise with customers regarding availability, managing customer expectations & providing the best possible customer service.
  • Support all areas of the Operations department as required.

Qualifications & experience required:


  • GCSE minimum C grade in English & Maths with strong numerical skills
  • Customer service experience, ideally within a production / supply / distribution environment
  • Experience of office procedures & computerised systems with accurate & fast data inputting skills
  • UK driving licence & authorisation to work in the UK


Our Client offers:  25 days holidays plus 8 Band Holiday + discretionary annual bonus

To apply, please email apply@reactrecruitment.co.uk

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