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Production Planner

CPA Recruitment
South West England
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Packaging, Planning, Production, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

About the Company

As a long-established premium manufacturer of delicious food products for the retails, food service and specialist international markets, our client is looking for an experienced and dedicated Planner to join their operations team.

About the Role

To develop and manage the short- and long-term Production and Packing plans, around customer orders and seasonal peaks, ensuring efficiency of processing and that raw and finished products are utilised within agreed timelines.


  • To plan the daily activities of both Production and Packing departments to ensure efficient processing and continuity of supply to customers.
  • Short- and long-term management of raw milk and skim stocks, liaising with the Direct Supply Manager and Ops Director on these
  • Plan and manage our packaging stock, liaising with Packaging procurement, raising purchase orders and resolve any supply issues.
  • Ensure storage and volumes of both raw materials and finished goods are correct and materials utilised within expected timelines.
  • Timely production, storage and reporting on Production and Packing plan, working closely with senior operators and sales team members
  • Analyse retailer’s forecasts and update plan and pick numbers daily
  • Liaise with customer supply chain directly and via customer portals.

About You

  • Proven food planning/production/packing understanding, ideally from a chilled environment
  • Data accuracy, analytical ability, and attention to detail
  • Strong systems skills, including Excel
  • Empathy and strong relationship building skills
  • Good numerical reasoning ability
  • Clear communicator and good relationship building skills


Monday to Friday -  6.30am – 3.00pm (flexible)

Ref Code: FM40250

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of Danielle to or call 020 8203 1000.

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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