Who is our client?

Our client is a food manufacturing business and they are currently urgently seeking an experienced Production Planner / Scheduler. This role is on the Day Shift, working 12 hours on a 4 ON / 4 OFF shift pattern. You will have demonstrable production planning experience in a relevant environment. It's a fantastic opportunity to join a fast moving and growing business.

The role requirements

What sort of people are we looking for?

You are commercially driven and ambitious.

You ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ experience within a Production Planning environment.

You are enthusiastic and motivated with ”a can do, will do“ attitude

You have excellent leadership potential and the ability to work as part of a team, as you will deputise for the Planning Manager during holidays etc

You can demonstrate excellent communication, organisational, analytical and attention to detail skills

You have the ability to plan ahead, whilst working to deadlines and targets

You have the passion, ambition and desire to become junior middle management.

You have excellent IT and Administrative skills

You will have previous relevant experience which, involved analytical thinking

The role requirements

In this role you will be gaining an understanding of all processes on site to enable efficient planning;

You will create and deliver production plans to meet customer’s forecast and actual orders

You will input and reconcile factory production to ensure adherence to the production / factory plan

You will communicate with production management ensuring the timely completion and despatch of production

You will ensure orders are correct, on the appropriate systems for our logistics partners to deliver to our customers within specific time deadlines

You will communicate with suppliers/hauliers, ensuring timely deliveries to and from production site

You will expedite time critical items as directed by senior management

You will ensure the continuous supply of ingredients to achieve plans and orders

You will help manage stock of third party products, ensuring full availability, with minimal wastage