Greencore Group

Production Planner

Heathrow, London
16 Nov 2018
14 Dec 2018
Ms Chantelle Christie
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

We are recruiting for a Production Planner to be based at our site in Heathrow.

As a Production Planner you will identify and implement optimum plans and schedules that deliver stock and service targets and/or procure materials to organise production in line with customer needs. You will translate production plans into material requirements and convert them into supplier purchase orders

Main responsibilities

As Production Planner you will utilise available planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable production and material plans and schedules that optimally balance customer service and operational cost efficiency. You will manage risks within the plan and amend orders where possible/practical to achieve customer service and stock targets as well as share forecasts with suppliers and work with them to resolve issues with materials availability.

You will measure, minimise and publish expected obsolete/over stocks (finished product and/or raw materials) and champion ongoing communication with the operations teams to ensure accurate exchange of information. Other duties include proposing and implementing continuous improvements in own area, maintain a state of perpetual audit-readiness for all audits (GMP, H&S, Technical, Customer, Accreditation Bodies etc) to ensure working practices are compliant at all times.

Ideal candidate
  • GSCE calibre/ time served understanding of planning process
  • FMCG Knowledge/have experience of working in a fast paced seasonal environment
  • Worked with multiple range of SKUS; both short and long lead time
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking
  • Computer Literacy including experience of ERP system – Intermediate
About the company
Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.   It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.   Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.   Reasons for joining Greencore   Opportunity We create opportunities for our people to take responsibility early in their careers, to develop their skills and capabilities, to work in a wide variety of businesses and roles, and to make a difference.   Investment We invest heavily in our people, facilities and capability to ensure we retain a strong competitive edge in the markets we operate. Developing and training our people is critical to delivery of our strategy.   Passion Our people are passionate about our business and we enjoy what they do. We are also committed to make our business and a supportive and diverse place to work.   Innovation Our capacity to innovate is key to our ongoing success. We ask our people to constantly look for new and better ways of running our business.   Challenge We hold each other to high performance standards and challenge ourselves to improve our business every day.

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