Production Planner

Location : Norfolk, England
Job Ref : JB3
Consultant : James Bird
Sector : Transport, Logistics
Salary : £32k per year


JB3 – Production Planner

Location – Redgrave, Norfolk

Salary – £32,000 + Bonus

Shift – 07:00 – 16:00 Monday-Friday, Sunday am on a rotational basis


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking Production Operatives on behalf of one of our clients.

Duties & Responsibilities for Production Planner:

  • The production planner needs to produce and issue a daily production plan targeting 100% service level to our
  • customers.
  • The production planner needs to produce and maintain a 2-week rolling production plan.
  • Report variances to forecast to relevant demand planner and/or Commercial sales
  • team.
  • Daily control of stock levels, inclusive of WIP & packed stocks.
  • Daily liaison with production to ensure full understanding of and adherence to
  • plans.
  • Input into weekly production meetings with relevant factory personnel to discuss
  • following weeks plans and future promo activity and all relevant AOB
  • Maintain and update as necessary production run rates within all relevant
  • production plans and systems.
  • Effective use of current systems and files identifying development and
  • improvement opportunities.
  • Effective and efficient use of meat considering cost, demand and availability.
  • Highlighting and resolving any issues with excess stock or meat.
  • Updating KPI reports, and any other daily reports as necessary.
  • Liaison with other areas of the business to ensure materials are available in good
  • time to achieve plans.
  • Multi skilled in all planning roles creating a cross functional team.
  • Produce month end stocks for the Accounts department

Skills & Qualifications for Production Planner:

  • The production planner needs experience of FMCG product planning.
  • The production planner needs to have an understanding of OTIF & zero waste principles
  • Experience of processing FMCG retail customer forecasts.
  • Experience of product Yields/Distribution curves etc.
  • Numerate and analytical
  • Good IT Skills (EXCEL in particular)• Good communicator (Written/Spoken English)
  • Flexible & proactive
  • Well organised and able to work as part of a team.
  • Display a willingness to take on additional responsibilities and demonstrate drive
  • to improve personal and team performance.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and
  • external contacts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of others needs and expectations.
  • Professionally manage workload and conflicting priorities.

Location – Redgrave, Norfolk

Salary – £32,000 + Bonus

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