Production Planner

circa £28000 +benefits
14 Mar 2019
11 Apr 2019
Recruitment Team
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Production Planner - near Glasgow - Food Manufacturing circa £28k

The Production Planner is responsible for all daily production planning and supply chain contact with Demand Planners. Production Planning covers both work operational departments. Plan work within agreed lollipop labour Performance Plan.


  • Responsible for creating a Daily Production Schedule.
  • Responsible for forecast execution and regular reporting to the following metrics:
  • Daily volume through the company operations, whilst considering current stock shelf life.
  • Responsible for liaising with demand Planners on committed delivery dates, delivery issues, capacity issues, and material issues.
  • Provide advance production plan for new product launches.
  • Manage delist process of products to ensure minimum stock write-off of Finished goods.
  • Be the key communicator to all departments to ensure the plan is fit for purpose and be responsible for the resolution of any production issues raised.

  • Customer Service
  • Accountable for communicating any issues relating to Service with all customers to demand planners
  • Accountable for communicating and liaising with demand planners on Product launches and delists
  • Accountable for delivering a daily production plan to support the sales plan, in line with FFG stock policy.
  • Deliver the right balance of service, stock and responsiveness to our demand team to ensure `delivery OTIF and communication channels to customer.
  • Call out high orders to demand team to investigate reason and customer expectation to allow planning decisions to be made.
  • Ensure FFG Optimum Stock level is met.
  • Manage the implementation and discontinuation of products, whilst maximising service and minimising obsolete stock
  • Proactively chase demand team to push through exposed stock that is reaching min life.
  • Customer Service level KPI

  • Day to Day
  • Attend daily production meetings
  • Co-ordinate timely despatch of finished goods to Eurocentral to meet service level agreements ensuring clear communication follow stock end to end to reach Euro Central on time in full.
  • Work with the warehouse to manage inbound / Outbound flow of stock
  • Responsible for producing Morning Reports and sending out by agreed deadlines.

  • Ability to influence labour costs by optimising the daily production plan by utilising lollipop labour. Ensure weekly capacity plan achieves production value based on labour availability.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    • Educated to Degree level or experience equivalent.
    • Experience within an integrated ERP system
    • MRP/ERP system experience.
    • Integrated supply chain experience
    • A structured approach to working within the areas of responsibility.
    • Intermediate level of excel essential.

    Salary: circa £28,000 +benefits

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    Due to the amount of applications received, only those who our client wishes to progress will be contacted. If you have not received correspondence within 21 days, then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

    This may be of interest to those looking for the following roles: Planning Manager, Production Planner, Production Coordinator, Logistics Controller, Stock Controller, Forecast and Supply Planner, Materials Controller, Scheduler, Food, Drink, Beverage FMCG, Glasgow, Paisley, Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Dunfermline, Kilmarnock, Motherwell

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