Production Planner

Cranswick Country Foods, Fresh Poultry (Suffolk)

    An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, driven production scheduler to join our busy Planning team.  

   You will be responsible for stock management and production planning for the Production area to meet customer orders on time and in full.  

   This is a full time, permanent role working 42 hours per week on a 2-2-3 rota (2on 2off 3on 2off 2on 3off..) 


   Job Requirements: 

   • Monitor fresh raw material stocks, understanding lead-times, shelf-life (& packaging formats) to ensure accurate stock rotation to meet orders in full and on time 

   • Liaise effectively across departments  

   • Maintain and manage the scheduling system and in house planning tools 

   • Deliver production plans that maximise factory efficiency 

   • Support the PDS (Product Distribution System) operation 

   • Understand line capacities and cooperate with factory management to continuously monitor and measure factory capacity in line with raw material, time and staffing availability 

   • Monitor performance against production plans and report variances to relevant managers  

   • Adjust production plans as necessary to accommodate demand requirements 

   • Monitor customer forecasts and orders as received and report any significant variances to the Planning Manager and Sales Team 


   What you will need: 

   • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure 

   • Confidence to work on your own initiative balanced with a team work approach 

   • Competent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office 

   • Proven work experience in production planning would be advantageous  

   • Organised and methodical 


   Pay and Benefits: 

   • Competitive Salary   

   • Pension – 3% employer contributions/5% employee contributions 

   • Access to our Cranswick hub, with retail discounts and a range of other perks 

   • Share of the profits with our discounted share scheme  

   • Optional cycle to work scheme and holiday purchase schemes 

   • Death in service insurance 


A full job description is available upon request

Salary to be discussed at interview stage


If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying and confirm this when submitting your application.


To apply, please submit your covering letter and CV to:


Rachael London – Internal Recruiter (