Production Planner

27 Aug 2019
24 Sep 2019
Ms Laura Chapman
Other Business Sector
You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing over 11,000 colleagues across 15 manufacturing sites we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

Here at Spalding, we have a team of around 540 colleagues. We produce coleslaw, potato salad, salad bar bulk products (2kg), pasta salads and couscous/grains for some of the biggest retailers in the UK. These include Morrisons, Co-op, Asda, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, KFC, Nando’s, Pizza Hut and Costco. Our Spalding site has a restaurant with hot food available to all our colleagues serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What you'll be doing
We are looking for a Production Planner to work from our Spalding site due to internal movement. Reporting directly in to the Planning Manager, you will be responsible for effectively planning the sites production and managing the FGD stock levels. With a right first time approach, you will be aiming for 100% service with the lowest costs to the business.

You will be cross-trained to offer MRP support in times of absence and holiday, and will need a flexible approach to hours during peak periods. We are looking for someone who can build good relationships - you will have regular contact with various teams on site, and be responsible for distributing daily communication reports. The successful applicant will be responsible for planning in all scheduled PPM & ad hoc works, alongside maintaining FGD stock levels whilst considering site space & service levels.

What we’re looking for
Ideally you will have advanced skills in Excel, with some experience of formulas & Excel tool building.
Some FMCG planning experience, ideally within food.
Knowledge of planning & ERP systems such as Preactor & System21 would be highly beneficial
Using your previous experience, you will be able to make difficult decisions often from limited information.
Strong & effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are vital.
You will be able to work as part of a team, and also independently.
GCSE Maths & English, or equivalent qualifications.
What you’ll get in return
Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Pension up to 8% matched
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.