Production Planner

CPA Recruitment
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£30k-£35k per annum
Closing date
12 Nov 2021

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Planning, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client are a rapidly growing manufacturing company who are looking to appoint an experienced Production Planner.

The ideal candidate will be need to have experience in the key areas below:
•    Plan production tasks and schedules according to demand and customer orders
•    Collaborates with internal stakeholders (including Production, Warehousing, Despatch and Sales / Commercial) to ensure that production plans and schedules are fully based on sales forecasts, production capability, storage and handling facilities, and any plant maintenance requirements
•    Estimates and communicates need to reorder inventory in line with production changes through the cycle
•    Monitor the execution of production plan and resolve any potential issues in a timely fashion
•    Plan inventory management processes to avoid shortages and excesses.
•    Analyse delays and interruptions and accordingly adjust production schedule to meet deadlines
•    Communicate production status to Managers and Customers on regular basis
•    Liaise with supplier supply chains to remain fully updated on any events resulting in supply discrepancy or interruption
•    Analyse back orders, current orders and upcoming orders to prioritize, plan, and schedule the production operations, including promotional calendar
•    Develop and review production plan with Managers for approval
•    Escalate complex issues to Management Team for assistance in resolution
•    Maintain reports for production planning activities and sequences
•    Assist with outbound supply chain functions and work closely with customer supply chain
•    Assist with supply chain tasks directly related to production planning, including task cover for holidays periods

Personal Profile
•    Highly experienced Production Planner ideally from FMCG chilled food industry
•    An analytically minded candidate with a good head for numbers
•    Strong MRP experience
•    Capable of maintaining relationships at every stage of the supply chain
•    An excellent communicator and presenter at all levels
•    Strong minded, determined, hard working 
•    Process driven 
•    Adaptable to changes

0600-1800 4 on 4 off, Mon-Sun

Ref Code: FMW40021

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE

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