Greencore Group


Northamptonshire, Northampton
13 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Greencore Group
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

Are you an experienced Supply Chain professional within the convenience food market? Are you ready for a new challenge?

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Planner to join our team.

A little about Greencore

Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn't stop at being the world's largest sandwich producer, we're looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

Greencore Food to Go Northampton is undergoing unprecedented growth with over £30 Million invested in our site. The end result is that we have recently opened our 4th unit and are in the process of building our 5th, which is due to open in early 2017. Greencore always look to put people at the core, and at Northampton our Learning and Development team have delivered well over 30,000 hours of training in the past year alone. We offer a clear and well defined career path and will actively look at how we can enable our colleagues to push themselves forward.

What you'll be doing

As site planner you will have responsibility for the operational planning function, ensuring that the day to day requirements and longer term goals are achieved. You'll be involved with the team that creates production forecasts, schedule and places material orders to ensure that both customer and business targets are achieved.

Working closely with the operations teams you will ensure that customer orders are captured and efficiently converted into customer deliveries. It will be essential to ensure that the lines of communication between the company and the customer are clearly defined, closely monitoring and improving the sales forecasting process into an effective business solution.

In addition you will be required to share forecasts with suppliers and work with them to resolve issues with materials availability and measure, minimise and publish expected obsolete/over stocks (finished product and/or raw materials).

What you'll need

This is a fast paced environment, you will bring with you FMCG Knowledge and have experience of working in a fast paced seasonal environment and have experience working with multiple range of SKUS; both short and long lead time

You'll have experience of understanding sales order processing and distribution plans alongside knowledge of dealing with a broad range of suppliers. You will be an analytical thinker with excellent attention to detail.

Not only will you be working for one of the country's leading food manufacturers you'll also get to work for a company that really does put people at the core.