Planning & Logistics Manager – FMCG Manufacturing

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Up to £65,000 plus car, bonus, pension, healthcare
13 Nov 2018
11 Dec 2018
AJ 4344
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity

My client is a market leading Food Group, home to a number of household name brands and supplier to the UK’s major retailers. We require a Planning & Logistics Manager to ensure the Factory has the required packaging materials and labour to meet the agreed capacity as issued by the Central Planning Function. 

About You

  • Minimum 5+ years Production Planning experience within an FMCG environment. • Detailed knowledge of planning principles.
  • Graduate calibre.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a warehouse/distribution environment.  
  • PC Skills including knowledge of SAP, SAP Warehouse Management, Excel.
  • Understanding of MES systems, Wonderware etc.
  • Experience of managing people.
  • Experience of dealing with HR/people issues (disciplines, grievances, performance management issues etc.)
  • Experience of working with Trade unions.
  • Experience of operating within a culture of continuous improvement and managing continuous improvement programmes.

The Role

  • Analyse the Capacity Plan produced by Central Planning.  Identify any capacity shortfalls, advise central planning accordingly and agree the final version.  Issue site production plan to ensure adequate packaging materials are in place to achieve the plan and the required finished goods are produced.
  • Ensure sufficient labour/crews are in place to meet production demand.
  • Responsible for setting and maintaining packaging materials and finished goods stock holding targets.
  • Responsible for ensuring packaging materials are available to meet production demands.
  • Produce finished goods stock plans, taking into account stocks, production and sales forecasts which are then communicated to the appropriate managers.
  • Plan maintenance and line upgrade shutdowns stock builds as required.
  • Communicate any actual or potential issues relating to the Supply Chain to the relevant personnel concerned.
  • Manage and control finished goods stocks, ensuring all products are available on request subject to forecast accuracy and capacity constraints.
  • Ensure finished goods and packaging material stock accuracy.  Conduct stock takes as required ensuring all discrepancies are reconciled.
  • Provide forecast information to key suppliers.
  • Hold monthly OPP meetings with key suppliers and monitor performance.
  • Ensure the Planning & Logistics team understand business needs and requirements.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a market leading food group at their flagship state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Next Steps

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