Business Planning Manager

Bakkavor Group
Devizes, Wiltshire
£50,000 to £60,000
Closing date
13 Oct 2019

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Planning, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Wiltshire, Devizes, South West England
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Business Planning Manager

£50,000 to £60,000
Car or Car Allowance
Bonus Scheme
Private Healthcare 
25 days holiday
Group Pension (including employer contributions)
First class training, fast moving environment & excellent career progression prospects

Desserts Devizes is part of Bakkavor Group plc, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. In the UK, Bakkavor has 25 factories which are grouped into four core sectors: Meals, Pizza & Bread, Salads and Desserts. 

Bakkavor Desserts Devizes, is based in Wiltshire and specialises in making chilled desserts such as tarts, yum yums, doughnuts, pies and pastries. The site employs over 550 people and is one of four factories that are part of the Bakkavor Desserts sector in the UK.

Bakkavor Desserts Devizes is looking to recruit a Business Planning Manager with responsibility for planning on site.  This is a strategic role, leading a review of the existing systems and processes of demand planning, manufacturing scheduling and material planning, to implement an improvement plan which includes implementation of Bakkavor planning systems.
The site is likely to upgrade the ERP system, and the Business Planning Manager will be involved with this process to ensure a successful implementation.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Continuous improvement in putting into Business strategy. Looking at how to strengthen and improve the planning systems and processes.
  • Provides information for business to base long term decision on, including capacity, contingency plans.
  • Implement synergies between manufacturing units / sites.
  • 1-5 year planning strategy
  • Understand external climate and drives joint initiatives with customers
  • Managing capacity. Agreeing inventory levels. Writes delivers and implements department capital projects.
  • Takes decisions which impact on customers’ profitability as well as on own business unit

What you will need

  • Planning expert for a Business
  • Project Management skills
  • Understands chilled food manufacturing & supply chain
  • Commercial awareness
  • Sound financial knowledge
  • Experience of managing planning teams including setting up and implementing new structures to meet business needs

Bakkavör Group

Bakkavör Group was founded in 1986. Since then, the business has grown significantly and today Bakkavör Group is the leading provider of fresh prepared foods and produce.

The Group’s vision is to be recognised and respected as the world’s leading fresh prepared foods and produce provider. Bakkavör Group is the market leader in its key market areas.

Bakkavör Group makes over 6,000 products in 18 product categories, which are developed and sold predominantly under its customers’ own brands. In addition to the UK and Iceland, the Group also has business operations in France, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, China, the Czech Republic and the United States and is well-positioned for further expansion.

Our People

Our people and values are vital to our success, especially as we continue to grow rapidly, and our long-term aim is to become an employer of choice and a “good neighbour” in the local communities where our businesses are based.

We run a devolved business at Bakkavör, where managers are given the freedom to make decisions on a day-to-day basis in their business units. This autonomy is fundamental to doing business in our fast-growing markets and means that we require self-starting individuals who thrive in this type of environment.

Alongside this, much work has been completed to ensure that we offer strong functional and professional training and good development and successions, which allow our people to be recognised, rewarded and progressed across the Group.


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