S & P Associates

Production Planner - FMCG

£25,000 - £30,000
10 Aug 2017
07 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Production Planner

£25,000 - £30,000

North West 

Our client are a leading ambient and chilled food manufacturing business that supply to major supermarkets, leading retailers and to the food service sector. As a result of expansion we are now looking to recruit a Production Planner to work at their manufacturing site in St Helens

Key Accountabilities

  • ·Identify and implement optimum plans and schedules that deliver stock and service targets and/or procure materials to organise production in line with customer needs
  • ·Utilise available planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable production and material plans and schedules that optimally balance customer service and operational cost efficiency
  • ·Manage risks within the plan and amend orders where possible/practical to achieve customer service and stock targets
  • ·Share forecasts with suppliers and work with them to resolve issues with materials availability
  • ·Measure, minimise and publish expected obsolete/over stocks (finished product and/or raw materials)
  • ·Champion ongoing communication with the operations teams to ensure accurate exchange of information
  • ·Propose and implement continuous improvements in own area
  • ·Maintain a state of perpetual audit-readiness for all audits (GMP, H&S, Technical, Customer, Accreditation Bodies etc.) to ensure working practices are compliant at all times

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • GSCE calibre/ time served understanding of planning process
  • FMCG Knowledge/have experience of working in a fast paced seasonal environment
  • Worked with multiple range of SKUS; both short and long lead time
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking
  • Computer Literacy including experience of ERP system – Intermediate

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