High Risk Planner

Cranswick Convenience Foods, Hull (Sutton Fields)

An opportunity has arisen for a Planner, working 4 days on, 4 days off – core hours are 05.15am – 17.15pm.

This role is crutial for the business to run . As a planner you have to  ensure Service Levels are maintained at the highest level, by working closely with the Operations team to ensure the Plan provided is achievable, the most efficient / cost effective plan it can be.

Main duties include (but not exhaustive to):

  • Set Production Plans to maintain Service Levels at the highest level. Production Plans that are inline with Allergen / technical guidelines. Production Plans that ensure product is available OTIF for despatch.
  • Production Plans that are as efficient / cost effective as they can be.
  • Provide regular plan attainment updates to the business throughout the day.
  • Communicate out any concerns at the earliest opportunity to allow for corrective actions to be put in place.
  • Liaise with GIST to ensure Stock / Orders are managed accordingly.
  • Process Order confirmations & call-overs with GIST re Out of cycle.
  • Work Closely with the LR Team / Planners to ensure plans are aligned with raw material availability, in order to fulfil service / allow plan completion / reduce write-offs.
  • Manage & Co-ordinate Trim Utilisation.
  • Check & Challenge accordingly stock levels v projected.
  • To monitor customer forecasts and orders as received, and report any significant variances including actual orders v forecast.
  • Minimise / manage through OOC finished product with the Account Managers to ensure no downgrades / write-off of finished pack.
  • Build and maintain SOP’s for the role.
  • Look for and drive to Implement CI opportunities.
  • Provide cover / support to other Supply Chain roles.
  • Support wider business projects and drives.

Candidate requirements include (but not limited to):

  • Previous experience of FMCG manufacturing (preferably food related)
  • Applies continuous improvement techniques and processes
  • Able to operate under pressure and flex with production peaks, ensuring the planning & Operations team are supported and achieve their objectives
  • Knowledge of food quality, and Health & Safety standards
  • Good communication skills to liaise between different departments
  • Computer skills - ideally with Nav knowledge & good Excel skills; construction and interpretation of spreadsheets and accurate data input
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Be able to prioritise, manage deadlines and make decisions
  • Good problem-solving skills and a “Can-do” attitude
  • Flexibility is required within the core hours set

A full job description is available upon request.Salary to be discussed at interview stage

To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV to: Hazel Pearce, HR Manager by e-mail to hazel.pearce@cranswick.co.uk    

Closing Date: 28th November 2019