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Production Planner

Do you enjoy working in the Food Manufacturing Industry as a Planner, if so then this may be the opportunity for you! We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner to join an ever-growing organisation.

You will be based in a hardworking and high achieving team, who are focused on satisfying their customers so a smooth-running production line is imperative.

Working within a business that operates within the Food and Drink Industry, this is naturally a fast-paced environment, meaning you will be involved in a wide range of duties and be able to really develop your Planner skills.

You'll have the opportunity to join a fun-filled team who can offer plenty of support, whilst keeping you busy.

Roles and Responsibility

  • Gather a full understanding of all processes on site to enable efficient planning

  • Create and deliver production plans for site to meet customer's forecast and actual orders

  • Input and reconcile factory production to ensure adherence to plan

  • Ensure products from external suppliers and internal storage sites are called off in a timely manner, ensuring no production downtime.

  • Check and ensure orders are correct and put into appropriate systems for 3rd party to then deliver to our customer within time deadlines

  • Expedition of time critical items as directed by senior management

  • To ensure continuous supply of products to achieve plans and orders

  • manage stocks of third-party products, ensuring full availability, with minimal wastage

  • manage stock levels of both materials and finished product to balance production requirements and shelf life

  • evaluate minimum order quantities, delivery frequencies and stock holdings with suppliers and recommend changes as appropriate.

To Be Successful as a Production Planner

  • Commercially driven and ambitious

  • Have at least 3+ years' experience within a Production Planner role.

  • You MUST have worked within Food, Drink or FMCG Industry - Essential

  • Enthusiastic and motivated with” a can do will do “attitude

  • Demonstrate excellent communication, organisational, analytical and attention to detail skills

  • Clear communication face to face, written and via the telephone

  • The ability to plan ahead, whilst working to deadlines and targets

In return for your hard work as a Production Planner, you will be earning a competitive salary in a role that offers lots of job satisfaction due to the challenge at hand.