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Production Planner



Software Engineering, Product
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Biocomposites is an international medical devices company that engineers, manufactures and markets world leading products for use in infection management in bone and soft tissue.

Based in Keele, UK, we have global operations across USA, Canada, Europe, China and India.

We are a world leader in the development of innovative calcium compounds for surgical use. Our products target a broad spectrum of infection risks across a variety of specialties, including musculoskeletal infection, orthopaedics, trauma, spine, foot and ankle and podiatry. The STIMULAN® products are the first calcium matrices to receive approval to treat bacterial infection in soft tissue surrounding bone, and European approval for mixing with antibiotics such as vancomycin, gentamicin and tobramycin, for use in bone and soft tissue.

We are distinct in that our team of specialists is singularly focused on the development of innovative calcium compounds and all research, manufacture and distribution takes place at our headquarters in Keele, England.

In 2022, Her Majesty the Queen honoured us with two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and International Trade in recognition of the impact of STIMULAN in infection cases and our outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales of more than 200% over six years.

Biocomposites products are now used in over 120,000 procedures every year and sold in more than 40 countries around the world.

The Role

Biocomposites continues to experience dramatic growth, realising our mission to increase the number of patients we can help, by extending our market coverage in new specialties and new geographies.

The Production Planner is responsible for scheduling all production runs, including new products . The production planner must be able to convert forward looking demand into effective schedules, evaluating demand and component supply. They will also monitor production status and identify any shortages or bottlenecks that may arise.


  • Responsible for the coordination of production workflow for multiple products, including New Product Introduction (NPI) and Research & Development (R&D) requirements.
  • Administer all necessary aspects of ERP & QMS from PO to release of product, ensuring manufacturing have document sets available for scheduled batch start times.
  • Plan and prioritise production to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay whilst meeting the demand plan.
  • Plan the Production and NPI sterilisation in coordination with customer services to ensure customer demands are met.
  • Determine appropriate manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demands.
  • Monitor the adherence of the schedule to ensure they will finish on time and report exceptions or variations.
  • Act as point of contact for manufacturing projects from a production scheduling requirement, including NPI scheduling.
  • Responsible for the coordination of the Sales & Operational Planning activities
  • Ad hoc support duties as required in Operations.

What do we offer?

Competitive salary and benefits! With us, you will receive a competitive salary package and benefits.

We grow talent. At Biocomposites we create opportunities to thrive and grow.

One Biocomposites – team spirit & engagement. Our culture is important and we strive to create engaged and inclusive global teams that encourage colleagues to share their diverse perspectives and opinions.

Who do we look for?

People who are passionate about what we do.

People who are open minded to evolving the way we work.

People who can work together to transform outcomes and change lives.


  • Level 4 Certificate, preferably in Manufacturing / Business Management
  • 3+ years proven experience as a demand production planner in a pharmaceutical /medical device manufacturing
  • Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • Team player
  • Ability to achieve deadlines and demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

If you are interested please forward your CV to careers@biocomposites.com