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Product Planner (stock allocation)

Alexander Steele
PE11 1AS, Spalding
£23,000 - £28,000
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Alexander Steele is recruiting for a Product Planner to join a very successful food manufacturing business based in South Lincolnshire.

The main purpose of this vacancy is to be responsible for the management of orders for the customer accounts.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Place daily and weekly orders and ensure delivery from the agreed suppliers and existing contracts as agreed with procurement.
  • Raise purchase order numbers and ensure that the stock management systems are always kept up to date, sharing orders with suppliers and procurement teams.
  • Ensure raw material waste is kept to a minimum whilst maintaining a constant supply to the factories to meet daily orders.
  • Proactively identify any stock shortages, communicating and resolving the issues.
  • Liaise with buying, suppliers, production, goods in & quality control daily.
  • Maintaining customer and supplier forecasts in IFS
  • Continue to look at ways to reduce stock holding and potential write off’ analysis.
  • Continually develop stock control practices in conjunction with implementation of new computerised systems.
  • Effectively manage the inter site transfers that occur, ensuring all documentation and queries and promptly completed and investigated.
  • Ensure IFS, is always accurate with regards to the information it is working to and producing.
  • Ensure that good working practices are adhered to in conjunction with the company health and safety policy


  • Previous experience within planning or stock allocation/management within an FMCG business.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel and ability to quickly understand ERP and MRP systems
  • Can identify ideas and alternatives
  • Thinks logically and makes decisions
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail

On Offer:

  • £23,000 - £28,000 depending on experience
  • 33 days holiday
  • Pension

If you are interested in hearing more about it this position, please apply with your most recent CV or contact Iain Shanley on 0131 370 9191 for a more information about the role.


Alexander Steele was born out of a vision to do things differently.

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