Production Planner

18 May 2021
15 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Production Planner (FTC)

Up to GBP29,000k per annum

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

We are currently looking to recruit a full time Planner on a Fixed Term Contract for 6 months at our Wisbech site. Reporting to the Planning Manager this position plays a Pivotal role within Supply Chain, evaluating the Demand Plan against site finished goods to deliver a production plan, by assessing capacity, highlighting potential issues and identifying opportunities to balance customer demand and Wisbech supply in the medium- and short-term.

Few food companies have a heritage as rich as Princes. We are committed to producing quality branded and customer own brand products that deliver innovation and convenience to meet changing customer needs, building on our strength as a trusted partner and sourcing raw materials responsibly and ethically.

Wisbech is home to our food production site in Cambridgeshire. It is where we produce our canned products including baked beans, soups, pulses, and pasta.

Key Responsibilities

* Re-evaluate service levels daily - proactively amending production schedules to react to demand and sales forecasts so as to optimise customer service and operational costs.

* With regard to the production plan, ensure timely delivery of an accurate supply plan for raw materials and packaging scheduling.

* Keep a rolling fixed factory schedule accurate and up to date.

* Planning of production lines to maintain efficient, feasible fixed schedule, keeping plans as stable as possible.

* Maintain customer service for the site at 99% or above.

* Liaise with MPS Team to maintain finished goods stocks to agreed levels.

* Provide accurate and timely information to the material scheduling team.

* Communicate effectively with all stakeholders

* Responsible at all times for ensuring optimum customer service in terms of quantity and timeliness.

* Has authority to change production plan at any time (with the support of on-call managers during 'out of hours' where appropriate).

* Effective management of redundant stocks.

* Effective management of NPD/EPD, ensuring customer launch requirements are met

* Regular review of planning run rates in conjunction with operational Department Managers

* Maintain and upkeep of all planning master data

* Collaborative working with the MPS Team to ensure business requirements are met

Experience Required

* Knowledge of integrated and end to end Supply chain planning processes

* Production Planning Experience

* Advanced Level Microsoft Excel skills

* Experience of automated planning systems

* Intermediate level Planning Systems (SAP) experience advantageous

* Able to effectively communicated verbally and in writing

* Ability to work independently and think outside of the box

* Ability to manage own workload and prioritise accordingly

* Works with a high level of accuracy