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Production Planner

Just Food Recruitment
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Just Food Recruitment are recruiting for a Production Planner to join a large food manufacturer based in Barnsley to report directly to the Senior Planner/ Planning Manager.

This role predominantly involves the efficient planning of production, in both Low Risk and High Risk. Control of further processed and boxed stock, whilst ensuring that technical restrictions are adhered to.

Key activities include:

  • Communication with Sales, Technical and production to ensure that throughput is in accordance with the plan and in compliance with customer specifications.
  • Liaise with Production Managers when generating production plans to ensure resources available.
  • Monitor and control stocks and challenge variances.
  • Validate and challenge incoming sales orders in comparison to forecast and expectations.
  • Liaise with production to ensure a fast response to amendments to plan.
  • Ensure awareness of new products, changes to specification, promotions and delists re their impact on Production.
  • Provide holiday cover as and when required within the Planning Department.
  • Implement and further develop systems.
  • Complete other duties as and when required ensuring that the Company meets its objectives.
  • Carry out training commensurate with the area including regular refresher/update training as and when required
  • To maintain high levels of work performance including attendance, timekeeping etc
  • To assist in other departments as and when required.
  • Undertake any training that may be required or desirable
  • To contribute and participate in projects that may be outside your usual remit as requested and agreed by Management/Site Director
  • Undertake training on all aspects of the planning functions

Person Specification:

The successful candidate must be computer literate and numerate, have a sound analytical technique, and be able to prioritise, manage deadlines, make decisions, and have a conscientious accuracy and eye for detail.  The ideal candidate must be highly organised, the ability to maintain records, be assertive, confident and flexible.

Daily working hours are 8am till 4pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week), working on a 1 in 4 rota Saturday/Sunday with other members of the Department, however in this position flexibility around these core hours is essential as to meet the needs of the business.

If you are interested in learning more, please apply and one of our Candidate Managers will be in touch.

Just Food Recruitment are an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Should you be seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment, or contract you will find our staff professional and courteous and our interview process straight forward.


Just Food Recruitment, part of The JFR Group, is a specialist food recruitment company that specialises in permanent and Interim placements across the entire food manufacturing market place. We recruit across the United Kingdom for Operations and all Manufacturing roles, Technical and NPD, Engineering and Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain, and non-factory roles such as Commercial and Accountancy.

We have a sister company, Just Volume Recruitment who are also a food specialist who deliver temporary and permanent solutions for all hourly paid roles within manufacturing, meaning that The JFR Group can deliver a specialist and tailored solution from the factory floor through to the boardroom.

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