Production Planning Scheduler

Cranswick Gourmet Sausage, Lazenby's (Hull)

Are you analytically minded with an organised and methodical approach to tasks?

Are you looking for a role where you'll receive mentoring and support in order to develop your skills and experience to pursue a career in the planning function?

Then this could be the role you are looking for! Apply now for a Production Planning Scheduler role


Cranswick Gourmet Sausage, (Lazenby’s) is looking for an ambitious and self-motivated Production Planning Scheduler to join the team and play a vital role in the ongoing development of our site, which produces premium sausages for leading supermarket chains.

As a Production Planning Scheduler you will ensure production plans are prepared, updated and communicated to enable customer orders to be produced in a timely and efficient manner. Full support and training will be provided from our team of experienced colleagues.

Some of your key areas of responsibility will include (but not limited to):

  • Set the Daily Production Plan based on target throughput figures whilst taking into account any product life or line restrictions and overall efficiency of the factory
  • To collate sales orders and forecast data to assist Material Schedulers and to adjust the plan accordingly to account any material / capacity constraints
  • Entering the production requirement onto the system, ensuring 100% accuracy, in order to support the production plans
  • Schedule the lines within the packing hall to ensure the most efficient plan is presented, in order to hit pull out times for deliveries to the customer
  • Work alongside the Material Scheduler to ensure all Materials are used within life constraints
  • Work alongside planning analysit to provide daily updates to the Management team on plan attainment, orders v forecast, issues and other KPI’s
  • Raise and adjust customer orders in the absence of the Finance Team
  • Work alongside Production Team to ensure Plan Attainment is monitored / amended as and when necessary

Requirements, experience and person specification (but not limited to):

  • Experience in a supply chain role and /or manufacturing, preferably food processing industry
  • Previous use MRP systems, Short Shelf Life & Chilled Goods Products all advantageous
  • Competent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OutLook Email) are essential
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative balanced with a team work approach
  • Strong communication skills across all levels
  • An analytical approach to your work, with an ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail

A full job description is available upon request.

If this sounds like your next step and you think you have the right attributes and skill set, then please submit your covering letter and CV to:

Closing date: 20/12/21

If you are an internal applicant, please ensure you have made your line manager aware before applying.

Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this closing date may be brought forward.