Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5hrs per week – Flexibility required within a 9 – 5 framework – Permanent
Salary: Competitive

Job Background:

We are excited to be offering an opportunity for a Planner to join our company.

The candidate will be responsible for the timely and effective planning / scheduling of make-to-order products based on demand, and agreed stock levels plus the procurement of raw materials specific to these lines.

Role Summary:

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage and maintain planning data and parameters for Make-To-Order Products (CD5 Toffee/Éclair/Fudge and Bariatrix Enrobed Products)
  • Maintain a balanced production plan from top level product to lowest level planned WIP.
  • Regular review and update of the plan in accordance with customer orders, 3rd party warehouse stock and possible projected demand.
  • Manage production planning to maximise output to available capacity.
  • Ensure raw materials specific to the Make-To-Order products are ordered to meet needs of the production plan.
  • Advise supply chain, operations and sales when demand is unable to be met due to capacity or material constraints and identify the product(s) affected.
  • Regular reporting of production schedules to key customers highlighting changes to the previous schedule.
  • Provide data and/or highlight concerns on a range of planning/production parameters such as conformance to plan, yield or efficiency analysis via close working with the production team leaders.
  • Have the production plan set by the agreed day & time each working week ready for the Core Planner to publish the full factory production plan.
  • Attend regular production review meetings to review the weekly plan.
  • Participation as and when required in continuous improvement projects across the site.
  • Consistently review sequencing of plans to reduce change overs, meet out loading requirements whilst balancing labour, production and warehousing resources.
  • Close working with the Core Product Planner on shared core book and wafer resources with priorities set by the company.
  • Absence cover for the Core Product Planner.
  • Clear understanding of the financial costs of products and materials used within the company.
  • Provide excellent service and support to our internal and external customers.

Key Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work as part of a team to deliver shared goals Demonstrate a ‘Can Do’ attitude showing willing and flexibility towards the role.
  • You will have excellent attention to detail
  • Have the ability to manage a diverse and changing workload effectively, including an ability to work to tight or changing deadlines
  • You will demonstrate the ability to make strategic commercially focussed decisions or recommendations
  • Have excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise work based on urgency and importance, and deliver work to deadline
  • Have a positive approach to problem solving with an ability to develop solutions
  • Production Planning and Scheduling in a Make-To-Order environment
  • Have the understanding to Interpret Customer Demand and its impact on multiple levels of bill of materials (gammes) and work centres (resources)
  • Supply Chain / Production experience
  • Understanding of bill of materials (gammes)
  • Ideally you will have a working knowledge of Adelia
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
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