Planning Manager

16 May 2018
13 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Is Planning, in a fast paced, food manufacturing business your absolute passion?

  • Do you have experience of managing a team?

  • Are you tenacious and thrive in an ever changing environment?

If so, we’d love to hear from you as our client based on the Somerset / Devon border is recruiting a Planning Manager. This is with one of our favourite clients and we have placed some fab people in this business so you really be joining a great business who pride themselves on developing their people and providing consistently good food to the major retailers.

The role of Planning Manager:

  • Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for the planning of an incredibly complex factory, managing a team of planners.

  • Monitor inventory levels of raw materials through to finish goods.

  • Identify delays and adjust planning to ensure service level isn’t affected.

  • Work across departments including Commercial, Operations and NPD to monitor new launches, delists as well as promotions.

  • Be part of a team who work on cost saving initiatives.


The experience and knowledge of the Planning Manager:

  • A strong background in Food or Drink Planning, preferably chilled.

  • Previous experience of dealing with the major supermarkets in the UK.

  • A proven track record of demand planning as well as stock management & inventory.

  • Excellent communication skills both internally and externally.

  • Great tenacity and the ability to adapt is essential.

Job Reference: JR11392

Salary: £ competitive

Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Winhurst Recruitment only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we will endeavour to contact you following your application, due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful, but we may keep your details on file for future opportunities.

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Winhurst Recruitment Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to providing all employees with a working environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation and harassment. We value diversity and actively promote equal opportunities to all so that employees are treated equally, with dignity and respect

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