Supply Planner

Supply Planner

  • Location


  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £28000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Laura Constantine

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8947

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Supply Planner

FMCG Food Manufacturing


Cambridge, Bourne, Peterborough, Boston, Spalding, Wisbech, Grantham, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire


A large food manufacturer with a site based in Lincolnshire is currently seeking a Supply Planner to join the team on a permanent basis. The Supply Planner will report in to the Planning Controller. The main purpose of the role is to coordinate activity at 3rd party suppliers, ensuring inventory and service level targets are met and to manage the finished goods inventory planning process ensuring stock availability for all relevant products and locations.


Key responsibilities for Supply Planner,

  • Ensure product is available at nominated distribution centres, stock transfers are planned and executed efficiently and make sure accurate reporting of product availability.
  • Manage the end to end supply chain processes of third party contract packing, ensuring supply chain service level agreements are in place.
  • Communicate with Planning and Scheduling teams, to ensure a smoothly run process.
  • Plan and manage all activities at suppliers, including weekly schedules and medium / long term plans.
  • Take responsibility for finished goods and packaging, ensure stock levels are
within budgeted levels, and that any surplus stock is managed effectively.
  • Ensure all relevant packaging from external suppliers is available.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with various teams including Commercial, NPD, Forecasting, and Customer Services to ensure all new launches and specifications are managed effectively.
  • Liaise with Site Planning to monitor adherence to Safety Stock levels.
  • Ensure effective management of the SAP system, including all master data requirements and supply chain alerts.
  • Evaluate demand changes so that the impact on operations and customer service is minimised.
  • Generate internal and external KPI reports, to ensure all business targets are met.

To be considered for this role you must have recent relevant planning experience gained within an FMCG Manufacturing environment. You must also have an understanding of all elements of Supply Chain,  be an experienced user of SAP and have excellent IT skills.

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