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      Production Planner (Maternity Contract)

      £30,000 - £35,000 Location: Dorset Product: Dairy products Ref: 8176

      This is a very well-established company with a passion for traditional food production methods.  They have an excellent team of long-term employees who share the company’s beliefs and high standards. Selling into retail in the UK, they also have a thriving export side mainly into the USA.

      About the Production Planner job

      The purpose of your role will be to schedule the manufacturing of products through the business in the most efficient way possible ensuring that agreed stock levels and customer service are maintained at all times.

      Key tasks:

      • Produce a weekly production schedule for the site enabling packing lines to run at their most efficient, minimizing product changes, size changes and clean downs.
      • Raise works orders for all required production.
      • Ownership of weekly planning meeting and daily update meetings.
      • Maintain all documents, systems and spreadsheets accurately and on time.
      • Schedule the further product processing at third party.
      • Communicate swiftly and effectively with the technical team in the event of any non-conformance to standard operating procedure.
      • Communicate any risk to service swiftly and effectively with the commercial team.
      • Check finished stocks and blank stocks on a weekly basis and replenish accordingly taking into account customer demand and forecast requirements.
      • Censor checking of forecast and flagging any issues to the commercial team.

      Skills & experience required for the Production Planner job

      • 5 years of experience in a similar role/environment.
      • Numerate and literate, with outstanding attention to detail.
      • Excellent communication skills.
      • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
      • Self-starter – an ability to work under your own steam.

      In addition, it would be desirable if you had knowledge of warehouse management / MRP systems and working within a food / FMCG business.

      More details

      The Production Planner job is based in the South Coast / South West region and is paying £30,000 to £35,000 according to your experience.

      This is a 10 month maternity cover contract that could potentially go permanent.

      The working hours are 42.5 per week Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5.00 pm.

    • Suzy Standen-Payne
      recruiter

      Suzy Standen-Payne, Recruitment Team Leader, is the main point of contact for this role.

      If you have any questions about the job, please email suzy@b3jobs.co.uk.

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