Planning Manager

West Lothian
£Excellent + Benefits
05 Nov 2018
05 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Eden Scott’s client is a leading branded and own label food manufacturer; with sites throughout the UK they supply a range of ambient and frozen food products to the UK, and International markets.

The business has benefited from significant growth and investment over recent years. To maintain and to support this growth we are looking to recruit an experienced Planning Manager to join the team.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established business experiencing significant growth both here in the UK and internationally

Reporting to the Site Manager you will be responsible for the strategic operational planning and scheduling for all sites to service UK and International markets.


Responsible for the control & planning of finished goods at 3rd party logistics sites

Monitor, track and report daily service levels and availability.


Effective utilisation and management of shelf life, production capacities and scheduling to control availability of finished goods and target operational efficiencies.

Utilising latest commercial forecasts as well as key customer short term forecasts.

Lead and co-ordinate the monthly S&OP review process between operational and commercial teams.

Publish, analyse and challenge reports, trends and performance.

Utilise MRP to manage, track and control inventory.

Effective leadership, coaching and managing a team of production and material planners.

Leading the development, utilisation and enhancement of systems (SAP), reporting as well as planning and forecasting tools.



You must have previous Planning Management experience ideally within Food/Drink/FMCG.

Strong working experience with MRP/ ERP systems – SAP would be advantageous

High level of IT, reporting and analysis skills.

Ability to identify and analyse trends

Strong communication skills with a ‘can do’ attitude

Good knowledge of continuous improvement

Willingness to travel between sites