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Senior Planner - Food Manufacturer

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Senior Planner - Food Manufacturer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Grocery, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Retail
Salary£24,000 to £28,000 per annum
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted05 January 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join a supportive and friendly company who invest heavily in training and development, who are renowed for their revolutionary supply chain and who prode themselves on providing the best all year round!

Client Details

With factories across the UK and Europe and supplying to major multiples and top caterers our client are leaders in Manufacturing and Production within the food service sector. They pride themselves on a revolutionary supply chain that enables them to supply the best all year round.

They are now offering an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner - Food Manufacturer to join their West Kent office and work within the Planning team t to help drive continuous improvement within the department.


The Senior Planner - Food Manufacturer will support the Planning Manager to drive continuous improvement within the department by undertaking the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained to correct levels, assessing capacity and production issues
  • Distribute and communicate where necessary the raw material reports
  • Support the forecasting analyst in forecast requirements for events, promotions and any seasonal trends
  • Contribute to the production planning to meet the requirements dictated by the forecast
  • Work alongside the Production Planners to ensure the auto plan function is accurate and efficient
  • Use the system to build detailed specs, recipes and BOM
  • Maintain the database by updating product lines with any changes and setting up new products where necessary


The successful Senior Planner - Food Manufacturer will be able to demonstrate:
  • An understanding of planning and forecasting within an FMCG environment
  • An understanding of customers, their requirements and ways of working
  • Strong IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel – Advanced level skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise tasks
  • Good communication skills with all levels of the hierarchy and customers

Renowned for investing strongly in training and development and promoting the sharing of knowledge this is a truly great opportunity to enhance your skills and build a strong career path

Job Offer

The successful Senior Planner - Food Manufacturer will be offered a competitive salary and benefits

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