Production Planner - FMCG

Northamptonshire Permanent £30,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Join one of the UK's leading food manufacturing companies as Planner
  • Progressive environment - Northamptonshire based

About Our Client

  • My client are a FMCG Food manufacturing business who have been through a period of growth during 2023 and 2024 which means expansion and exciting plans for the future!

Job Description

  • · Create production schedules that Maintain optimal stock levels to ensure seamless operations whilst minimizing costs and optimize materials flows.
  • · Supply daily information to Shift Managers/Team Leaders regarding material supply issues.
  • · Maintain MPS plans looking out 13 weeks for medium term plans and the optimal use of the MPR system.
  • · Provide timely communication with commercial and production teams.
  • · Provide as required, long term material forecasts, working with Materials planning and Procurement teams.
  • · Present plans at the weekly planning and handover meetings to all key stakeholders.
  • · Liaise with project teams to ensure NPI and delists are managed on time and on budget.
  • · Manage the ERP system to ensure data integrity of parts and inventory information.
  • · Provide annual stock and materials usage projections for budgets and stakeholders as required.
  • · Oversee the purchasing plan for raw materials in the short and medium term in line with stock and cashflow targets.
  • · Work within the supply chain team to optimize stock on site.
  • · Key Member of Focus groups, including Raw Materials optimization, NPI and ERP implementation.
  • · Liaise with the technical team and suppliers to understand requirements for components.
  • · Attend Daily Production and control meetings representing the wider planning team.
  • · Prepare and report daily and weekly KPIS including production plan attainment and materials usage variance.

The Successful Applicant

  • · Demonstrated understanding of the key drivers within the manufacturing environment
  • · Relevant experience working in FMCG retail supply or relevant industry.
  • · Experience using ERP / MRP systems.
  • · Balances sound analysis with judgement, taking a logical and pragmatic approach.
  • · Proficiency with applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, and ERP systems
  • · High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • · Experienced in good data management practice.
  • · Able to identify issues and apply practical solutions.
  • · Build relationships to deal with internal and external stakeholders to support the overall business supply chain.
  • · Strong numerical and analytical skills

What's on Offer

  • Salary
  • Pension
  • Enhanced benefits
Olly Warrington
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Phone number
+44 115 934 8701

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Production Planning
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Olly Warrington
Consultant phone
+44 115 934 8701
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