Production Planner

Food Careers
Swanley, Kent
Salary £32,000 pa
Closing date
15 Apr 2023

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Production Planner - Kent

Salary £32,000 pa

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Production Planner to work for a market-leading manufacturing business in Kent, that can offer an interesting fast-paced environment where two days are never the same.

Reporting to the Senior Site Planner, the focus of the role will be on formulating factory production plans and constantly monitoring production throughput to ensure 100% service levels are achieved.

Accountabilities of this role will include:

  •  The formulation of a production plan that minimises downtime and contamination
  • The control of inventory and finished goods stock levels so as to minimise disposals
  • The formulation of accurate raw material figures for procurement
  • The processing of production orders into the production planning system
  • The re-forecasting of customer provisional orders based on current orders 
  • Ensuring that two busy manufacturing sites have the raw materials to fulfil production orders
  • Monitoring data on an MRP system to determine what raw materials and packaging consumables are required to fulfill the production plan
  • Keep internal departments (Sales, Customer Service, Production, Logistics) appraised on capacity plans and production scheduling.

All candidates applying for this role should meet the following criteria: 

  • 12 Months plus experience of working in a Supply Chain, Planning, Logistics, Fulfilment  environment, ideally within a Manufacturing or Distribution business.
  • Excellent numerical skills, Good written and verbal communication skills, Good IT skills. 
  • The ability to develop your knowledge, take on more responsibility, make decisions and solve problems.

Permanent, Full Time role. The working hours are, office hours Monday to Friday.

The Salary for the role is £32,000 pa + 25 days holiday + bank holidays + 5% company pension contribution. Ref 3405

This job is commutable from Kent and Surrey: Swanley, Orpington, Sevenoaks, West Malling, Chipstead, Redhill, Oxted


Food Careers is a recruitment consultancy providing job opportunities within Global Food Manufacturing, handling Permanent & Interim recruitment assignments in a salary range of £25,000 to £120,000 pa. Food Careers specialize in recruiting for 'difficult to fill' roles and have been in business for 20 years.

Clients range from Global corporations to niche Food & Drink manufacturers. Disciplines covered include: Manufacturing & Operations, Quality/Technical/Laboratory, Engineering, Supply Chain/Logistics, Purchasing, NPD/Process Development, Sales & Marketing, Brand/Product/Commercial, HR, Hygiene/Health/Risk. Food Careers also provides Consultancy in: Management System Implementation, NPD, Food Science.

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