Production Planner

Bridgwater, Somerset
13 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Refresco is the leading European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded players. 

Refresco is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and employs circa 4,100 staff.
Refresco UK based Bridgwater , Somerset, UK employs 850 people and we run four factories producing circa 700 million litres per annum, our target is a billion litres. We work with retailers including Tesco & ASDA to produce their private labels and branded customers such as Innocent Smoothies and Ocean Spray.

About the Role

This role reports to the Production Planning Manager and is part of a close knit team dedicated to forward demand planning for our company. You will be working closely with Production Schedulers, Factory Managers and Shift Managers, Commercial and Demand Planners and also the Finance Teams.
You will align advanced planning scheduling with capacity and smooth out any peaks in demand to ensure the optimum plan to deliver service targets is issued to the factory teams.
You will be responsible for the calculation and optimization of all inventory levels including the prediction and mitigation of future warehousing costs whilst still meeting service targets.
You will need to work with colleagues to ensure the factories are running products at the right size and frequency.
You will book all service and engineering windows to ensure no implication to service or factory efficiency within the advanced planning schedules.
Ensure all run rates are up to date in the planning system.
You will manage all new product launches from a production planning perspective.

About You

You will be a seasoned production planner, who is highly motivated to develop your career . Your next logical career step from this position would be in to a Production Planning Manager role.
You will need to have experience of capacity planning ideally in an FMCG or Food Production environment. We would ideally like you to have a degree, or alternatively, some evidence of career planning such as gaining professional qualifications to enhance your knowledge and expertise.
You will have approximately 3 to 5 years senior planning experience, exposure to capacity planning, CSD planning and ERP experience.
You will need to have lots of energy, drive and demonstrate that you have a proactive and highly positive attitude to your chosen profession. A great communicator and full of ideas you will find that your career progression is quick as the opportunities to for you to make a difference and add value are numerous.