Production Planner, Leeds (contract)

Pension, DIS and 26 days holiday
05 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Production Planner (6 Month FTC), Leeds

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world's favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Arla®, Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Castello® - names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

We have an immediate opportunity for a Production Planner within Bulk Cream to join us at our head office in Leeds and gain experience within one of the world's largest dairy companies. Whilst this is initially offered on a on a 6 month fixed term contract, Arla encourages internal mobility and this could potentially lead to other opportunities in the future. In this role you will report to the Senior Manager for Operational Milk Planning. As Bulk Cream Planner you will plan and schedule all bulk cream loads exported from Arla sites to satisfy internal demand and external sales contracts.

Make an Impact

A challenging and varied role, some of your key responsibilities will include:
  • Generating weekly plans using site exports and demands
  • Implementing daily updates and ad hoc changes
  • Communicating detailed timing schedules to sites, customers and our logistics team
  • Minimising the overall cost of moving cream
  • Monitoring and liaising with the Westbury site, Planning Team and Trading team
  • Minimising short notice changes and distress sales of cream
  • Generating KPI of short term changes and effect on costs
  • Completing Christmas schedules and providing input to medium-term plan

Develop your Knowledge

To be successful in this role you will have experience of working in a customer service or scheduling/planning role dealing with multiple stake-holders in a fast moving business. As a confident Excel user you will have experience of manipulating data and spreadsheets. This role represents an excellent opportunity for a entry level planning professional to join a leading dairy business and develop their knowledge and skillset.


Please apply as soon as possible but no later than 18th October 2017 as we will action applications as we receive them. In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the chance to work within a company that encourages development and internal progression.

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