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Production Planner

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Argyll and Bute
Closing date
10 Aug 2021
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Job Details

Our client is a bespoke food manufacturing company looking for a Production Planner to join their enthusiastic team at their fast-growing manufacturing premises, dedicated to producing a wide range of foods. The company has ambitious plans to expand which includes the development of new products.

You will play a key role in overseeing the continuous improvement of the production processes. You will ensure that goods are produced in a cost-effective way that meets quality specifications and that goods are ready to distribute to customers on time.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse sales forecasts & liaise with the Commercial team to determine customer requirements.
  • Process customer orders & communicate relevant information to the wider business.
  • Reconcile daily stock reports & react accordingly to variances.
  • Plan & prepare a production schedule considering capacity, out load times, material availability, efficiency, equipment availability, and labour requirements.
  • Troubleshoot problems that occur during production, including order uplifts and machinery malfunctions.
  • Report KPIs to senior management & propose ways to improve.
  • Monitor raw material & packaging stock levels against planned requirements.
  • Monitor production line speed and review time saving opportunities.


  • Relocation to the West coast of Scotland is essential
  • Highly organised, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to multitask and prioritise using good time management skills.
  • Should be able to work well independently but also as part of a team.
  • Proficient in using Excel.
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative.
  • Assertive and able to make quick decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills to ensure all departments and senior management are aware of changes.
  • ​Able to remain calm under pressure.

35 hours. Generally, Monday – Friday 7 am to 3 pm and flexibility is essential for audits and hygiene checks. Every 3 weeks working a Saturday and Sunday.


With over 15 years of recruitment experience, Protea Recruitment constantly strives to be the best in the market, offering a flexible, pragmatic and honest approach to recruitment.

Specialising in the Food, Drinks, FMCG & Consumer Goods sector, Protea offers the full recruitment service from Head Hunting & Retained to Search, including Permanent, Interim & Contract solutions throughout the UK and further afield.

Partnering with both the client and candidate, we focus our search on talent, experience, ability, team fit, and culture

Our specialist areas include:

  • Technical & Quality
  • Hygiene
  • Health and Safety
  • NPD and Development Chefs
  • Product Design
  • Project Management
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Warehouse / Distribution
  • Logistics & Transport
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Production & Operation
  • Packaging
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT
  • Finance
  • General Manager
  • Director/ Board Level/ CEO/ Managing Director
  • HR
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