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Job Title

Production Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Benefitsadditional benefits
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted22 November 2018

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This is an exciting opportunity for a production planner to join a growing food FMCG business.

Client Details

My client is a leading food FMCG business who has been in operation for over 40 years. They manufacturer chilled and frozen products into the food service, wholesale and all major retailers across the UK.


This role will report into the Head of Supply Chain and a dotted line into the Production team. Responsibilities will include;
  • Produce an efficient 2-3 week rolling plan maintaining adequate stock levels to customers in line with agreed rules of engagement.
  • Maintain correct stock profile to achieve target customer service level of 99.0%.
  • Liaise with production shift managers daily ensuring most efficient running orders, minimising down times, CIPs and line changes.
  • Liaise with Procurement Planner/Scheduler to ensure 100% availability of raw materials and packaging to meet the production plan.
  • Production of weekly planning KPI’s and Reports – feed into weekly S&OP / Business Planning meeting. Work with the team to provide consistent forms of reporting over all functions within the department.
  • Liaise with Warehouse QA regarding short shelf life and slow moving stock to minimise any potential write offs and customer shortages due to short shelf life product.
  • Maintain good relationships across the business i.e. regularly reviewing stock profile with commercial department and highlighting any potential risks.


The successful applicant will;
  • Ideally University educated
  • Lives within 1 hour of site
  • FMCG experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with a personal gravitas and inner strength to tackle and overcome the challenges of production supplier obstacles
  • Manage with precision Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and calculate Overall Equipment Effectiveness(OEE) in order to forecast daily capacity and efficiency planning (2 days in advance)
  • Production Planning / Scheduling experience; or other relevant supply chain experience
  • Systems literate – Microsoft: Excel; Word; PowerPoint ; Sage
  • Excellent communicator – verbal and written

Job Offer
  • Long standing FMCG food business
  • Strong company culture
  • Competitive salary package
  • Excellent location

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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