The Food Industry is very fast paced, demanding, and constantly developing, therefore the people the company looks to join them must have a great personality and the drive to exceed the customers’ expectations. This is an exciting opportunity for a Production Planner to join one of Scotland’s well-known Food Manufacturing Companies.
This role is based in the North of Scotland – a more specific location is available on the application.
The Production Planner is responsible for scheduling production and will work as part of a team who are focused on ensuring production efficiency and satisfying the needs of our customers. To achieve this the post holder will work closely and in conjunction with the production, commercial and buying teams. They will also be required to have a sound knowledge of the Company’s products and manufacturing methods, and have the ability to manage a busy and demanding production schedule.
? Scheduling production in a manner that ensures the most efficient use of the production lines i.e., minimal line change overs and bearing in mind machine and allergen restrictions and stock levels.
? Collating sales order data relating to products and using this to create daily/weekly production plans.
? Communicating production plans to the relevant parties.
? Monitoring stock levels and ensuring all are in line with required levels to meet customer demand.
? Analysing and forecasting demand and creating short- and long-term factory production plans.
? Update the company ERP system Unity, with new and amended plans to allow visibility for procurement.
? Supporting senior members of staff as and when required.
? Strong planning and organisational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail.
? Ability to remain calm under pressure.
? Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills.
? Ability to be flexible to meet business needs.
? A passion for delivering results and the drive to exceed expectations.
? A team player.
? Self-motivated and a strong commitment to personal development.
? Professional approach and attitude.
? Excellent communication skills
? Previous production planning experience would be beneficial.
? Previous experience of working within the food industry would be advantageous.
? Ideally educated to a HNC/HND level or equivalent.
Hours of Work
? The hours of work will be from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
? On occasions there will be a requirement for the post holder to be flexible with their working hours to fit with the needs of the business.
If you would like to be considered for this excellent opportunity, then please get in touch with Craig Russell ASAP. Contact me on 0131 226 5060.