Production Planner

Production Planner

  • Location

    Warwickshire, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement and Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phil Birch

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Would you like to join an innovative and growing UK Food/FMCG business in Warwickshire?

My client is looking for a Production Planner, to work multiple shift patterns (including weekends) to enhance their current planning and forecasting teams onsite. Based near Coventry, you will work closely with the wider supply chain teams in developing greater visibility of demand and will be supported in this by your warehousing colleagues.

If successful, the Production Planner will report directly into an onsite Supply Chain Manager and you will be expected to build upon successful processes onsite, but also identify where improvements can be made. You will inspire your team in what is a fast-moving production line environment, develop staff where necessary and be the key escalation point for any issues that may arise.

The site is a food production/food distribution environment where the key responsibilities will be to engage with all internal stakeholders. There is clear career progression for the right candidate as the company have a proven record of promoting from within. Health and safety are paramount onsite and they have worked hard on cultivating a "team" culture where everyone is pulling in the same direction.

Key responsibilities for the Production Planner will include:

  • Generating production schedule and material required to fulfil orders,
  • Give visibility of demand to the operations team so they can flex headcount accordingly with their temporary labour providers,
  • Work collaboratively with the production team to understand and resolve technical forecasting tools, resolving production delays where possible,
  • Ensuring stock control to maximise production levels are as efficient as possible will be paramount whilst maintaining ingredients, chemicals and packaging stocks are kept to suitable levels.

The company is in an exciting growth phase over the next 12 months, resulting in new opportunities moving forwards. A distribution background would be beneficial and possibly food production experience also, a candidate who can demonstrate managing a team in a demanding distribution environment would be highly advantageous.

Based near Coventry you will receive a competitive salary of between £30,000 - £32,000 dependent on shift rotation. The role will suit a self-starter who is team driven and is able to communicate at all levels.

For more information, please apply to the role or contact Phil Birch on 07970 211517.

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