Production Planner, FTC, Greater Manchester, Food Manufacturing

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
Greater Manchester
£24000 - £26000 per annum + Pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2019

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Other Job Function, Planning
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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My client has an urgent need for a proven Production Planner to join the business on a five-month fixed term contract.

My client is a large successful chilled food manufacturing background.

They are looking for an experienced Production Planner to join the business immediately, the contract will finish at the end of February 2020.

The working hours are Tuesday - Saturday 08.00 - 17.00 with flexibility required.

This is a large site with over 1,000 employees, and a large product portfolio. You must enjoy working in a busy fast-paced environment, working with numbers and using IT software.

You will be responsible for facilitating the smooth running of the factory from receiving a variety of customer orders to dispatching 1000's of finished goods on a daily basis which you will see on the retailer supermarket shelves.

You will use bespoke IT software to manage the daily work order and a 31-day rolling forecast (Launches/Promotions/De-Lists). You will drive the production plan ensuring customer service levels are maintained and KPI's are delivered.

Reviewing current practices and continuously looking at alternative ways to improve will also be a key part of your remit, as well as working closely with counterparts outside of the Planning function to deliver improvement projects when required.

To apply you must have the following;
  • Strong computer skills
  • Good understanding of Maths
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical way of working
  • Flexibly approach
  • Understanding of the planning process in food manufacturing, ideally chilled
  • Strong communication skills

Please get in touch for further information.

Tel: +44 (0)1625 560778 REF. NCM895357

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Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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