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Production Planners

Descriptions & Duties

  • Production Planners formulate planning work based on capacity and devise and monitor production schedules to meet delivery targets. Their duties include negotiating with suppliers on delivery, price and quality of supplied materials/ parts.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in production and processing

Production Planners must be able to apply the knowledge of production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximising the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Communication and multi-tasking skills

Production Planners must be able to demonstrate good communication skills and handle multi-tasks in priority.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • normally have a higher diploma or a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering or related programmes


  • usually have some working experience in related industries

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $15,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Production Planners sometimes work overtime to monitor the project's progress, or to ensure deadlines are met.


  • Computers with production management software

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