• Inventory Planner

    Location UK-Preston
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  • Overview

    Zebra Technologies is a global leader within the High-Technology arena and is dedicated to transforming our clients’ business through innovative products, reliable services and – most importantly – our committed employees.

    The Inventory Planner will process daily Material Requirements Planning (MRP) production orders, identify and insert production orders for long lead time materials to make best use of production efficiencies. Purchase materials accordingly and maintain inventory stock levels taking into consideration slow moving and aged stock.





    • Process production orders created by overnight MRP run and pull through production orders for long lead time materials.
    • Create and maintain text to any unreleased production orders regarding information on delivery as printed out on the planned order list.
    • If material is not available check alternate stock (dependent on machine capacity).
    • Raise and control purchase orders for material to be brought in, highlighting unusual/mass requirements.
    • Release production orders, component pick release and print operations sheets & pick sheets, compile with part number drawing and copy cards with clear written instructions of any changes to standard running.
    • Maintain material deliveries where appropriate, incorporating the daily maintenance of purchase confirmations.
    • Regular review and maintenance of stock levels to optimise availability of jobs and warehouse space.           
    • Planning and inventory control of all Zip Ship, Stock Agreement and Wristband items to ensure they meet the manufacturing plan and customer demands ensuring that inventory levels are within agreed levels.
    • Allocate work to production scheduler(s) where necessary.
    • Raise internal and external orders where necessary.
    • Maintain material deliveries and process production orders accordingly for Heerenveen Manufacturing.
    • Follow ISO procedures/works instructions in place throughout the department.
    • Perform any other duties as and when requested by management.


    • Flexible and adaptable in approach, able to provide hands-on support and work with individuals at all levels of the organisation
    • Able to build and sustain solid working relationships within the business and work with own and other departments to achieve common goals.
    • Excellent time management, planning & organizational skills along with good communication skills.
    • Confident, enthusiastic – can do attitude, a team player.
    • Well established analytical skills with a strong attention to detail
    • PC literate with good working knowledge of standard Microsoft applications e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.
    • Enthusiastic approach to new technologies

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