Senior Pro­duc­tion Planner

Job description

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Production Planner on a permanent basis for our Valley Park Site in Barnsley.

To assist in the efficient planning of production in the high risk area, control of further processed and boxed stock, ensuring that technical restrictions are adhered to.

Reporting directly into the Planning Manager and working in close liaison with production management, sales teams and the technical department.


· Liaise with the Sales Department and Customers and plan demand.

· Liaise with the Low Risk Planner regarding fluctuations in Feedstock requirements.

· Plan for Seasonal and Promotional fluctuations.

· Monitor and set boxed stock levels to ensure that stock loss is minimal.

· Generate production requirements ensuring that all the above points are taken into consideration.

· Liaise with High Risk Manager when generating slicing plan to ensure resources are available.

· Validate and challenge incoming sales orders in comparison to forecast and expectations.

· Ensure all Sales Orders are entered onto the Navision system in a timely n and accurate manner.

· Constant communication with Sales, Technical and Production to ensure that throughput is in accordance with the plan and in compliance with customer specifications.

· Liaise with production to ensure a fast response to amendments to plan.

· Ensure awareness of new products, changes to specification, promotions and de-lists re their impact on Production.

· Communicate to the Planning Team any deviations from nominated slicing lines.

· Provide holiday cover as and when required within the Planning Department.

· Implement and further develop systems.

· Complete other duties as and when required ensuring that the Company meets its objectives.

The successful candidate must be computer literate and numerate, have a sound analytical technique, and be able to prioritise, manage deadlines, make decisions, and have a conscientious accuracy and eye for detail.

The ideal candidate must be highly organised, the ability to maintain records, be assertive, confident and flexible.

Daily working hours are 8am till 4pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week), working on a 1 in 4 rota Saturday/Sunday with other members of the Department, however in this position flexibility around these core hours is essential as to meet the needs of the business.

Rates of pay to be discussed at interview.

If you are looking for a new opportunity within the FMCG industry then please apply now.