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Materials Planner

McCormick UK Limited
Haddenham, Aylesbury
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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Materials Planner
Haddenham, UK

•    Overall ownership of portfolio of materials planning across the full UK network.
•    Own materials inventory level to guarantee the balance between service level and cash, in line with business yearly targets.
•    Develop and maintain strong working relationship with NPD, procurement, and supply functions in order to ensure that the monthly planning cycle delivers for the business and has the right level of governance across the end-to-end process.
•    Identify from the long term plan any capacity or supply gap and inventory strategy. 
•    Manage significant material availability challenges across multiple UK sites and lead communication to business contacts across impacted customers.
•    Own short term regional availability management.
•    Develop a long-term material requirement for assigned suppliers/ material and develop long term planning strategy in collaboration with procurement to secure right monthly capacity.
•    External material planning interface with strategic suppliers driving joint value creation initiatives.
•    Collaborate with procurement on business continuity plans for key strategic suppliers or capacity constrained suppliers.
•    Develop and own Service Level execution agreement with key strategic supplier to drive cost, cash, service performance.
•    Implement Material Supply Management Capability framework including materials strategic master planning.

•    Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Supply Chain or a related business field.
•    Experience of working within a Team-oriented and collaborative environment.
•    Previous experience in a similar planning role in a food industry.
•    Experienced of the SAP MM Module and MRP.
•    Attention to details, comfortable with numbers.
•    Good communication skills.
•    Ability to deal with complexity and change.
•    Customer focused.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Strong user of IT.


Company manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 60 locations in 25 countries and 170 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz.

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle. This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.


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Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
HP17 8LB
United Kingdom

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