Senior Planner (Production/Demand)

Silven Recruitment
£35K - £40K plus benefits
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

Job Details

Senior Planner (Production/Demand)

Are you a Supply Chain professional within the Food Manufacturing/retail sector, able to drive improvements in supply chain analysis and are you looking for your next challenge? My client, based on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border, is looking for you.

Location: Essex
Salary: £35K - £40K plus benefits


The Candidate:

  • Are you degree level qualified or equivalent in business management, finance, maths, statistics or economics?
  • Excellent Excel and analysis skills with experience of compiling presentations
  • Prior experience within supply chain and within a planning role desirable and experience with food and beverage or FMCG would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication & organisation skills with the ability to liaise with other departments, suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment is essential in this fast paced, demanding role.


The Role:

  • Reporting to the General Manager you will plan the production capacity through the factory and manage the raw material supplies to ensure optimum usage and customer requirements.
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships with key suppliers and regularly review performance.
  • Investigate alternative sources and methods of supply, and the capacity of the current and alternative suppliers to provide the required quality and price. Look for optimal sourcing arrangements to meet marketing priorities.
  • Continually investigate and recommend new and comparable materials, techniques, etc. that may increase system's profitability, productivity and effectiveness.


The Company:

  • My client is highly committed to employee development and continued growth.
  • They have a culture of active recognition and focus on on-going career potential for all employees.


Due to the high volume of responses to online advertisements, regrettably we are only able to acknowledge successful applications. If you have not been contacted within 7 days, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.


To apply for this role of Senior Planner, please contact Trudi Sutcliffe by emailing your CV quoting ref TS/SCP to .


Silven was formed by experienced consultants to bring a high calibre service to the Food & Drink manufacturing sector. A team of personable, dedicated sector experts offering a service based on knowledge, understanding, capability and a determination to deliver for our clients and candidates. Fundamentally a service that we would want to receive ourselves. Providing a full recruitment service to the sector, we complete assignments across senior and middle management roles as well as handling specialist difficult to fill and first line management roles. Functions covered include: Manufacturing & Operations Engineering & Maintenance CI & Projects R&D & Process Development Technical & Quality NPD & Innovation Supply Chain & Planning Hygiene & Health & Safety

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