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Head of Planning - Food Industry

My client, A renowned Food Industry Leading Business offering high quality Chilled products to a strong customer base, Due to growth, a new and exciting role has been created as Head of Planning


This is a senior level position and only candidates with experience from a similar level will be considered.


I am seeking an experienced Senior Planning or Head of Planning Manager who has proven experience of managing change within an existing team.

The role reports into the Group Supply Chain manager with you working across all areas of the business and suppliers to ensure deadlines and demands are met at the most cost effective & efficient flow of produce to the end customer.


As a Proven Senior or Head of Planning you will effectively and confidently manage a Planning team, giving you an opportunity to drive confidence and development within a fast-paced & demanding environment.


With an established and dedicated team supporting this role, the successful individual will ensure that weekly, monthly and quarterly demands are met with a smooth flow of product from manufacture through to customer deliverance, monitoring Planning, Materials, acting as the key link between Supply Chain and Production.


The Role will hold responsibility for:



  • Lead and manage planning across Multi sites - Reporting to The Group Supply Chain Manager

  • Secure aligned planning processes on all planning, forecasting and scheduling

  • Develop and deliver Planning and supporting systems

  • Develop planning competences and skills within Planning team

  • Monitor the performance and transparency of the planning processes and perform benchmarks (best practice)

  • Establish Planning departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures

  • Regular liaison with other department heads to ensure clear lines of communication

  • Lead a culture of continuous improvement across all planning functions


The Candidate:



  • Exceptional skills to lead and manage planning across the business.

  • A demonstrable track record in a Senior Planning role within Chilled or Frozen Food Production Industry - Essential.

  • Strong Leader, driven, tenacious, change management, who is extremely collaborative, flexible, diplomatic and assertive, with good influencing and negotiation skills

  • Experience of SAP Implementation would be advantageous

  • Proven management and leadership skills to manage, motivate and develop others.

  • Proven experience of constantly adapting planning processes and strategies ensuring consistent delivery in a fast-changing portfolio environment.


Salary; Highly competitive + Benefits
Location: Immingham, North East Lincolnshire


  • Duration: Fulltime
  • Rate: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits package
  • Location: Immingham, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Retail
  • Recruiter: E3 Recruitment
  • Tel: 01484 645269
  • Fax: 01484 500385
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2020-09-24 16:10:20 -

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