Assistant Site Materials Planner

Edinburgh, Scotland
16 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Materials Planner (Food Manufacturing)

Position: Assistant Site Materials Planner
Location: Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh (Free onsite parking)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: £Competitive

Who Are We?

At Burton’s Biscuits Company we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits! Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits & snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We’re the only major biscuit manufacturer in the UK to focus solely on biscuits making us one of the key players in the market. We employ c. 1,800 people around the UK, in our three main manufacturing facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans and a subsidiary office is located in Blackpool.

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Site Materials Planner to join our dynamic and fast-paced Materials Team.

What does your typical day look like?

Sitting within the Site Supply Management Team this role provides an overview of all Business Supply, Demand and NPD and there will be considerable and frequent interaction with suppliers, project managers, marketing, site operations, site finance and more.

This is a key role within the business, where you will be responsible for driving a 99%+ service level of inbound materials to production through monitoring plant stocks, material requirements plans and bills of materials and generally create a "No Surprise" culture when issues arise. You will also be responsible for ordering of packaging and raw materials for site and placing delivery call offs to suppliers for all materials (packaging and ingredients).

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

You will have the ability to work under pressure, to tight timescales and be able to prioritise your workload accordingly. You will be numerate and an analytical thinker and have the ability to build strong relationships internally and externally.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) experience of working collaboratively with suppliers, strong communication skills and the ability to interpret and format data. Previous experience within this type role is desirable, with strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word and Power Point.

Final part of the mix.

In return, we offer fantastic company benefits, an environment you enjoy to work in and genuine development/progression opportunities.

You may have experience of the following: Assistant Site Materials Planner, Assistant Planner, Materials Planner, Stock Planning, Stock Control, Production Planner, Scheduler, Manufacturing, Production Scheduler, Supply Chain, Production Coordinator, Food Manufacturing, Purchasing, Supply Planner, Planning Administrator, Factory Planner, Raw Materials etc.

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