Our client is a leading distributor of fresh produce across the UK. Having been established for almost 10 years, they are showing rapid growth even during the current climate. Due to this success, they are now seeking a Production and Data Planner to join their site near Sittingbourne.
The Production and Data Planner will be responsible for controlling and maintaining accurate production planning processes across the business, ensuring complete and deliverable scheduling of all products and production lines.
Responsibilities will include:
Creating a rolling 7 day forecast in ERP using Scheduler tools and customer forecasts/insight.
Ensuring a refined/final production plan is in place for following day, taking internal and external factors into account.
Submit daily shift labour requirements to support delivery of the plan.
Work and communicate with customers to enable stock arrivals/quality issues/job types to be built into the production plan.
Provide full communication to the business around volume planning/actuals and ensure understanding of impacts to the plan.
Ensuring key master data tables in ERP are up to date and reviewed on a weekly basis.
Reporting on key performance metrics for shift performance.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Experience working in a planning role within a fresh produce/fmcg business.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Have a strong character coupled with being a fast learner.
Ability to work under pressure, to strict deadlines.
Be organised and methodical in your approach.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly expanding business that can offer ongoing progression and development. Hours for this role will be 6am-6pm on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern.
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