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UK Planner (Days)

Dairygold Food Ingredients UK
Crewe, Cheshire
Attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension schem
Closing date
6 Dec 2020

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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UK Planner (Days)

Crewe, Cheshire

About us!

DFI UK is the number one cheese ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers.  We’ve achieved strong, double digit growth over the last five years’ and we have ambitious plans for this to continue.

With a £80m+ spend on raw materials and 500mt of factory production capability, effective forecasting, planning and scheduling are paramount at DFI Crewe and DFI Leeds. With 300 SKUS across 10 production lines, ensuring the right product is available and produced to meet customer expectations is essential!

Reporting to the Planning Manager, as one of three UK Planners you will be responsible for preparing daily and weekly production schedules across two UK production sites.  Working closely with all Operational departments you will keep abreast of orders and amends, raw material availability, production progress and transport to ultimately deliver on time in full to our valued customers.

Key activities will include:

  • Prepare daily and weekly production schedules
  • Optimise production runs in relation to changeovers, waste, labour and raw material
  • Download stocks, sales and demand data to validate current position
  • Make daily amends to plan as required
  • Re-plan and issue to factory both immediate and forward plans
  • Deal with availability issues that might impact on schedule and identify options and solutions
  • Ensure all raw materials / consumables are in the right place at the right time to achieve plan

Who are we looking for?


You will already have scheduling or production planning experience within a high volume FMCG environment, and some understanding of materials and transport planning.  With excellent attention to detail you will work confidently with data to consider all variables in producing production and raw material plans.  You will have advanced Excel knowledge and great analytical skills to enable you to quickly interpret data and information.

Good organisational skills and tenacity will ensure you meet tight deadlines in a high pressurised, often changing environment.  Personable and confident, you will take pride in building positive relationships across sites to ensure information is communicated professionally in an accurate and timely manner.

The position offers an attractive basic salary, performance bonus and contributory pension scheme.  If you are a results orientated, efficient individual with excellent system and people skills who is interested in joining a market leading, KPI focussed, quality driven, business then look no further.  To find out more visit and to apply send your details, including current package, to



At Dairygold Food Ingredients we’re on a winning streak.  Driven by our passion for product quality and range, the UK team has scooped major international, American and British cheese awards over the years.

As the number one ingredient solutions supplier to the UK’s major food manufacturers, retailers and food service customers we’ve achieved rapid, double digit growth over the last five years and we have ambitious plans for this growth to continue.   We’ve invested significantly in our systems infrastructure and implemented Oracle ERP across the business.  Now we are investing in our people resources, ensuring we have the skills and experience to fully capitalise on the efficiencies Oracle can support.

New opportunities now exist for highly motivated, tenacious and target driven individuals.  You will see the challenges of embedding a new end to end system as the perfect platform to deliver efficiency improvements, drive cultural change in our ways of working, whilst maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

With just under 150 colleagues across both sites we are a fairly small but dynamic and successful employer. Achieving turnover of £90million has only been possible through teamwork, providing stretching personal objectives and providing colleagues with the accountability to make decisions and make things happen.

We offer competitive salaries and an excellent bonus scheme – GRID – which is payable annually on achievement of company financial targets and personal objectives.

Visit our website for more information on our company, our products and our career opportunities.

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