Production Planner

Production Planner

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  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing, General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    ££ Competitive + benefits

  • Contact:

    Helen Darnell

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8967

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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A leading manufacturer with a site near Wembley is currently seeking a Production Planner to join their Supply Chain team on a permanent basis. The main purpose of the role is to ensure production is planned effectively and the correct stock levels are maintained.

The successful Planner will work cross-functionally assisting with demand and forecast and will provide support to the senior leadership team in making effective decisions. You will be a driven, self motivated Planner with experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment. You will have excellent knowledge of S&OP processes and procedures, supply planning and be able to influence and challenge stakeholders.

Responsibilities of the Production Planner include:
Day to day production scheduling
Lead demand review consensus process
Analyse trends to drive improvements in forecast accuracy
Document assumptions related to major changes of forecast
Collaborate with supply planning ensuring best quality demand to production plants
Support sales, NPD and product management teams in reporting the monthly forecast
Interface with supply planning / sales and product managers to manage product allocations
Maintain a detailed knowledge of sales strategies and initiatives including gaps and opportunities between latest forecast and annual operating plans to optimise planning
Schedule and lead regular stakeholder meetings to optimise sales opportunities, continuously improving Demand Planning capabilities and processes
Track weekly / monthly forecast errors identifying - reporting and presenting root-cause analysis
Lead annual planning process across the S&OP planning team
Collaborate cross-functionally determining optimal SKU assortment achieving margin, revenue and optimising sales opportunities
Work collaboratively with supply planning and finance teams
Lead and participate in CI projects

Application via CV

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