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Production Planner

CPA Recruitment
South West
£27,000 - £30,000 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2022

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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About the Company

Our client is a well-loved Devon based food manufacturer, specialising in various bespoke white label and own brand products, are searching for a Production Planner to become a key collaborator, contributor in the continued development of their business. Experience within the food industry and knowledge of managing/ building a strong planning function are pivotal to the success of this position. 

You will be free to develop the role whilst working closely with the Production Planning Manager and leadership team, and is therefore essential you approach the role with a hands-on attitude and be flexible with ever changing demands.


About the Role

This pivotal Production Planning role would suit someone with a Planning/ Food Manufacturing background, either looking for their next challenge, or to take the step up in their food manufacturing career.  Your keen interest in learning and understanding a business from the ground up, as well as your strong IT and Excel skills will see you succeed in this role. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full control of production paperwork – manage issues, tracking & returns
  • Produce and update the weekly production tracking sheet
  • Checking issued paperwork against tracking sheets and ensuring the correct paperwork is issued or updated
  • Set up and generation of WD & RTE schedules from planning lists
  • Picking up & processing daily additions independently
  • Work closely with the Planning Manager on scheduling – maintain WD schedule; add secondary planning points to RTE (dispatch, warehouse, traying etc); administrate agreed schedule additions
  • Adding sample transfer requirement details to the packing schedule
  • Close liaison with operations on packing dispatch requirements
  • Secondary point of contact for the factory on paperwork queries – resolving batch queries, missing paperwork issues, clarification on schedule or paperwork issues
  • Processing consolidation pre-advice
  • Absence cover for Operations Assistant
  • Processing & logging recipe updates.


Shift Pattern/ Hours

  • Day Shift, Monday to Friday (No weekends!)
  • 8am - 4pm


About You

  • Planning/ Production/ Manufacturing experience gained from working in a FMCG Food environment or equivalent. 
  • Ideally an understanding of planning systems, MRP systems, spreadsheets, forecasting and stock replenishment.
  • A passion for building a strong planning function that will be the hub of the business.
  • Hands on work ethic & ability to juggle many balls at the same time.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.


Ref Code: W40149

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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