Production Planner

Production Planner

Reference number: HR Team
Closing date: 19 Oct 17
Salary: £30,000
Location: Newbury
HR Contact: HR Team

We are looking for a confident and detail oriented Production Planner to join our team. You will be an excellent communicator and multi-tasker with the ability to make sound decisions based on complex information.

As one of the production planners in our busy department you will support the Planning manager and work with the team to take the department forward. You will be working closely and collaboratively with various departments across the business including Commercial, Production, Purchasing, warehouse and Customer services.

At English Provender Company, we have many facets to our business including collaborating with major retailers creating innovative products and ranges for consumers and providing manufacturing customers with delicious flavours to enhance their products. And let’s not forgot our own top selling English Provender branded chutneys, pickles, curds and condiments, Very Lazy kitchen short cuts and “all profits to charity” Newman’s Own brand that we exclusively produce.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Produce a rolling 2 – 3 week plan for multiple production lines and SKUS
  • Maintain adequate stock levels to customers in line with agreed ways of working. 
  • Input and conversion of daily production schedules.
  • Measure and minimise changes to the weekly production schedule.
  • Liaise with Raw materials Scheduler to ensure 100% availability of raw materials and packaging to meet the production plan.
  • Maintain correct stock profile to target customer service level of 99%.
  • Host a weekly planning meeting with all relevant attendees.
  • Liaise with production shift managers daily ensuring most efficient running orders, minimising down times, CIPs, fat flushes and line changes.
  • Effectively communicate any changes to the plan to the factory and other interested departments.
  • Liaise with Engineers regarding planned maintenance of machines.
  • Production of weekly KPI’s to include production volume vs plan, changes to production plan, customer service levels, and rework planned vs achieved.
  • Liaise with Warehouse QA regarding short shelf life and slow moving stock to minimise any potential write offs and customer shortages due to short shelf life product.
  • Maintain good relationships within the business regularly reviewing stock profile with commercial department and highlighting any potential risks.
  • Any other duties which might reasonably be requested in association with this role in order to meet the needs of the business.

Candidate Requirements:

  • An experienced Production Planner – from the food industry
  • A strong IT systems user – Microsoft Excel is a must
  • A confident communicator at all levels
  • Highly organised with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of the planning and supply chain process and experience of MRP is essential.

The Production Planner is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, paying £30,000 per annum based at our Newbury site – Driving licence is recommended due to our location.

In line with the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act, all applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK if invited to interview.

English Provender Company recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and we therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.


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