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Senior Planner

Protea Recruitment Ltd
Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
£50k + Car + discretionary bonus
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Protea Recruitment is working with a well-known Food Manufacturer near Fraserburgh who is looking for a senior planner to join their team. 

Title: Senior Planner

Location: Fraserburgh

Package: £50k + Car + discretionary bonus

The Role

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Planner to join their team. As a key member of the site's senior management team, the Senior Planner will play a crucial role in planning and coordinating production activities to ensure optimal efficiency and seamless operations. This position reports directly to the Supply Chain Scotland Cluster Lead, offering a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the success of their operations and contribute to the continued growth of a leading food manufacturing company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a professional and trusted advisor to the Supply Chain Cluster Lead on all Planning, forecasting, scheduling, wider supply chain and team matters relating to the site.
  • Build relationships with customer and account managers to support labour and material forecasting
  • Drive and build effective planning processes, encouraging a mindset of continuous improvement in the team to unlock manufacturing capacities and operational efficiencies.
  • Develops effective processes that ensure stock levels are maintained according to Company targets and that effective and decisive action is taken to avoid these targets not being achieved.
  • Ensures focus on customer demands and service, availability and sales and ensures operational plans are developed in line with the wider Supply Chain strategy.
  • Develops and delivers Planning goals and action plans to contribute to the achievement of overall site business objectives and ensures effective collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders to achieve this.
  • Ensure robust planning of the factories, ensure all plans are robust, planned on time and communicated with the team in advance.
  • Collate and prepare mid range demand plans and requirements for monthly S&OP meetings.
  • Leads a culture of continuous improvement across the wider supply chain team.

Experience Required

  • Significant experience in a senior planning role.
  • Experience working in the food industry, in the chilled and fresh sector.
  • A strong communicator, able to build and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong skills manipulating data on Excel
  • The ability to mentor and develop team members
  • Willingness to dive in and embrace all things “supply chain”.
  • Experience using planning systems.
  • Ability to manage priorities and projects across a multi-site and multi-function organisation as required

Please note that relocation assistance could be available from within the UK

No sponsorship option is available

For more information about this vacancy, please apply or contact Matt on 01313787222


A fresh approach to recruitment

​With a direct approach to recruitment, we Focus on the Food | Drinks | and FMCG sectors.

Our company's success has been built on the understanding that every business and candidate is unique; partnering with our clients, we focus on the culture fit, which is as important as matching a candidate's skills.

 Working with SME and Blue-chip businesses, from factory start-ups to replacing critical positions, our tailor-made services offer a bespoke recruitment solution for Full-Time, Interim and Fixed Term Contracts, from mid-level to board-level recruitment across all recruiting disciplines. 

Recruiting across Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, EU, MENA, Africa, and other countries worldwide, we are the recruitment partner for you for the Food / Drinks manufacturing sector.

For your perfect job or hire, don't hesitate to contact or call Matt on 0131 378 2530


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4 Lochside Way, Park
Mid Lothian
EH12 9DT

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