Supply Planner, Production Planner

Food and Drink Recruit
£Competitive + Benefits
08 Oct 2016
02 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Supply Planner, based near Wigan, Lancashire Food Manufacturing FMCG Would you like to progress your career by joining a leading FMCG business? If so, our client has a fantastic opportunity for a Supply Planner to join them - a market leading manufacturer of curry sauces, pastes, pickles and pappadums. Based in Leigh, Lancashire the role is commutable from Manchester Wigan, Liverpool, Warrington Bolton St Helens etc. On behalf of our client, we are looking for an experienced Planner or Junior Buyer / Materials Planner who is keen to develop their career in a fast paced, dynamic and exciting business. One of our clients key strengths is their 'small company' culture of close teamwork and camaraderie, yet they have big brands to be proud of and offer great career routes and opportunities. Key responsibilities include: Managing the exchange of information between their designated Suppliers and our client to ensure that their order requirements are communicated in advance of purchase to secure capacity and materials Ensure the availability of Bought In Finished Good (BIFG) products in line with the targets established via ABC classification Ensure adherence to working capital commitments in line with the targets generated through the quarterly forecasts. Periodically report and comment on variances including pro-active actions taken to minimise issues Manage the supply product life-cycle from conception to discontinuation following defined processes to minimize risk to both my client and their Customers Pro-active analysis across the products of responsibility leading to inventory optimisation Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal departments and suppliers, driving for improvement via supplier performance reviews and scorecards Pro-active identification and support of Continuous Improvement activity, ensuring that standard methods and tools are used day-to-day The successful candidate will have: Previous planning experience, ideally in an FMCG business (essential) Experience of ERP principles (essential) and inventory management (desirable) Possess strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel to at least intermediate level A confident, pro-active approach and integrate well in a team Proven analytical ability Salary : £Competitive Benefits To Apply : Please press the 'apply' button, and also include your minimum salary requirements Due to the amount of applications received, only those who our client wishes to progress will be contacted. If you have not received correspondence within 21 days, then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. This may be of interest to those looking for the following roles: Planning Manager, Production Planner, Forecast and Supply Planner, Materials Controller, Scheduler, Food Drink Beverage FMCG, Wigan, Leigh, Liverpool. This job was originally posted as