Production Planner

Salary: £32K
Sector: Supply Chain
Location:
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

On behalf of our client, a successful FMCG Manufacturing business based in West London, we are recruiting for a Production Planner to join the Planning team

This role will suit a forward-thinking candidate experienced within a food manufacturing environment with a strong understanding of planning processes

The Role:

• To produce short to medium term production plans and Purchasing planning that efficiently balances supply (raw materials/ consumables/ labour/ finished product) and demand (sales orders/ forecast)
• To produce the site production plan that balances supply and demand in the most efficient manner covering all associated department, ensure this is communicated with all appropriate internal customers
• To create a plan and communicate accordingly and liaise with production and logistics daily to understand any potential deviations or likely potential changes to the plan
• To ensure that the appropriate raw materials and consumables are available to meet the production plan and liaise with Production Manager to ensure that the appropriate labour is available to meet the plan
• To identify and implement necessary improvement to the planning process (inventory levels, price fluctuation and negotiation with suppliers, ordering formats, par stocks to name a few)
• To co-ordinate with internal departments, group sites and external suppliers.

The Candidate:

• Experience of Production Planning / Scheduling
• Food background
• Excellent IT skills, especially Excel (pivot table), knowledge of Sage 200 and V-LOOKUP
• Extensive Liaison / chasing of suppliers
• Coordinating and communicating with internal staff
• Experienced in maintaining information within Sage for MRP functionality
• Resolving queries through quality management systems
• Driving License

What’s on Offer?

• Salary Circa £30K
• The chance to make a huge impact in a continually improving planning function
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Callum Grindlay
callum.grindlay@drnewitt.com

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