Production Planner - Aylesbury

17 May 2019
14 Jun 2019
Arla Foods Limited
Planning, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

We are looking for a Production Scheduler to join our dairy in Aylesbury. Reporting into the Scheduling Team Leader and Supply Chain Manager you will operate a rotating shift pattern of both days and nights.

The Supply Chain department plays a fundamental part in ensuring that site, business and customer expectations are met at all times. You will be part of a high performance team both delivering and supporting other functions to meet challenging team and personal goals.


You will provide accurate forecasting and planning services to facilitate the management of production, demand and supply requirements. You will actively contribute to defining and continually improving best practice for an integrated planning function. You will be responsible for creating plans from milk intake and milk processing to finished goods storage/despatch whilst delivering sustainability targets and other Must Win Battles of the Aylesbury Dairy.

Responsibilities in these roles will include optimising customer service levels and product availability by managing stock profiles and providing optimised production plans on both a short and long term horizon. You will identify and report risks to plan delivery, optimising the plan across all departments to prevent delays, minimise waste and reduce costs. Managing the impact of sales demand due to special events, promotions and seasonal profiles, you will perform effective and timely analysis and reporting of KPIs to identify and adopt best practice within the Supply Chain Team and the wider dairy.

Working effectively with other members of the supply chain team to balance work load and provide break coverage, you will be required to support colleagues by sharing knowledge, best practice and offering guidance to raise the standards of the whole team. Developing an atmosphere of change that will positively contribute towards the advancement of all functions relating to the manufacturing operation, you will maintain, use and assist in the development of contingency applications and processes.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for people who have experience in the food industry, especially with in short shelf life products. Any previous experience of production planning / scheduling or a good knowledge of supply chain processes and systems (APO / SAP1 / EWM) would also be a significant advantage. In addition applicants must be:

  • Highly organised
  • Have attention to detail
  • Strong team players
  • Quick learners

In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that recognises and rewards talent.

Please Apply online as soon as possible.

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