Product Planning Engineer

  • Job Reference: 2022-16784
  • Date Posted: 27 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Waters
  • Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


The Product Planning department has an opening for a Product Planning Engineer. The main focus will be to maintain manufacturing and planning data commensurate with current engineering and business practice. This will include managing design intent into a manufacturable bill of materials and ensure design definition is maintained in conjunction with manufacturing practice.


Product Planning

  • Plan implementation of change through effective scheduling and change control management.
  • Coordinate the definition and commercialisation of spares and upgrades.
  • Acts as the ‘subject matter expert’ to ensure Designs are structured in line with Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategies.
  • Plan and procure materials required for verification and validation of resourced product.
  • Define and maintain product routings for both production and development.
  • Act as Project Manager for incidental operational activities such as resourcing and NPI verification.



  • Develop cost projections to accurately predict cost comparisons to support supply chain change.

System Management

  • Ensure SAP Planning and Master data is accurately maintained in conjunction with planned changes.


  • Maintain the effectiveness of the department Quality Procedures through adherence of applicable policies and procedures.
  • Complete Quality System related actions in a timely manner according to procedures e.g. CAPA, NCR
  • Adhere to Environmental, Health and Safety policies and procedures.




  • Ideally, business/manufacturing/engineering Degree.
  • Clean UK driving license
  • Demonstrable experience in a Design & Manufacturing environment with the ability to demonstrate the business process from Engineering through Manufacturing to Finance.
  • Proficient in the use of SAP
  • Leading & Influencing Teams
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Office, Access or similar software packages
  • Financial acumen – Understands the impact of supply chain decisions on the P&L




In addition to salary, we work flexibly and provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection and private medical. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.

Company Description

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.   


Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. 


Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.