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Job Title

Production Planner

RecruiterVertical Advantage
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Grocery, Manufacturing, Retail
Salary£28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Town/CitySouth East England
LocationsBerkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted16 October 2017

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Production Planner for my client who is an award-winning food producer for many of the UK’s leading manufacturers and retailers based within commuting distance from Berkshire/Hampshire/Wiltshire. As a company, they pride themselves on technical excellence and good food which has been instrumental in their success. The role has been created to support the Planning Manager and the team take the department forward in a period of growth.


As one of the production planners in our busy department you will support the Planning manager and work with the team to take the department forward. You will be working closely and collaboratively with various departments across the business including Commercial, Production, Purchasing, Warehouse and Customer services.

Responsibilities include:
  • Producing a rolling 2 – 3-week plan for multiple production lines and SKUs
  • Maintain adequate stock levels to customers in line with agreed ways of working.
  • Input and conversion of daily production schedules.
  • Measure and minimise changes to the weekly production schedule.
  • Liaise with Raw materials Scheduler to ensure 100% availability of raw materials and packaging to meet the production plan.
  • Maintain correct stock profile to target customer service level of 99%.
  • Production of weekly KPI’s to include production volume vs plan, changes to production plan, customer service levels, and rework planned vs achieved.
  • 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.

The Candidate
  • Experience of Production Planning – preferably within Food industry
  • IT skills – Strong Excel skills essential A confident communicator at all levels
  • Highly organised with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of the planning and supply chain process and experience of MRP is essential.

Please apply for full details about this opportunity.

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Recruiter: Vertical Advantage
Tel: +44 (0)207 438 1565
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