Production Planner

Thinking Careers.    Discover Opal! 

As part of the Nippon Paper Group, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we employ more than 4,500 team members across our operations. We manufacture goods that you see, touch and use every day and our customer base includes some of the biggest names in FMCG, Retail and Fresh Produce.  

We stand for innovation, smart solutions and sustainability and this is an exciting time to join us as we build our own unique culture fuelled by confidence, energy and passion.   


Discover the Opportunity....

An opportunity has just arisen for a Production Planner / Stock Control Manager to join the Opal NZ Cartons Packaging team based out of our Manukau plant. You will be required to achieve effective planning across all production jobs in accordance with stated goals, while maintaining production efficiencies.

You will contribute to the success of Opal by:

  • Analyse production & flows throughout the plant to generate cost effective plans.
  • Analyse data including machine efficiencies, labour allocation & PIFOT and provide recommendations to enable improvements.
  • Work with production/despatch team leaders, and customer service to ensure daily plans are actively monitored and efficiently achieved.
  • Participate in daily production meetings with customer service & actively provide feedback on machines and customer orders.
  • Schedule preventative maintenance time with the engineering team to ensure planned machine downtime occurs.
  • Perform analytical reporting as per business requirements, including daily performance and PIFOT reports.
  • Participate in the monthly planning & sales forecast as required by the supply chain and planning manager.
  • Keep Account Managers, Customer Services, & Operations Manager informed on all matters requiring their attention.
  • Ensure board/material is available to meet production requirements.
  • Carry out regular material stock takes to ensure the accuracy of the data in conjunction with stores and finance.


Discover Yourself….

We are able to offer a varied career journey with experiential learning gained from cross-functional and lateral moves. We embrace diversity in all its forms and we look for curious individuals who thrive in an environment of change. 

Specifically for this role, we expect you will have;

  • Previous production planning experience within a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Understanding of 'Just in Time' manufacturing principles
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in SAP, Kiwiplan, Microsoft excel, supply chain simulator.
  • Excellent communication skills; written, verbal and listening (The ability to clearly explain and communicate complex data and trends)
  • The ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders to secure agreement to operate new systems and processes to assist with planning needs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work within a multi-functional team to achieve business objectives.


Discover more… by visiting our website at www.opalanz.com

For more information please contact Dean Jones on +614 91158351 or jump right in by sending us your CV.