Planning Manager FTC 6-months

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East Midlands
£60,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Greencore Plc
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We are looking for an experienced Planning Manager to lead a team that creates the optimised planning/scheduling and process materials, organising production requirements efficiently in line with customer needs.


We have a bright and enthusiastic team of 14 planners who would benefit greatly from an experienced head working with them to support their development.


The Planning Manager is responsible for the 12 month planning horizon, balancing line capacity and labour to give us the most cost effective use of our production lines.


Manage available planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable production and material plans and schedules that optimally balance customer service and operational cost efficiency
Publish plans to all relevant internal/external stakeholders to ensure that supply constraints are known and managed in advance. Ensure that all stakeholders are agreed on the planned actions and the results that need to be delivered
Monitor and maintain an active dialogue with suppliers to ensure that material requirements continuously match scheduled production plans
Ensure the team assess and communicate the impact of predicted plan attainment on customer service and ensure that expected obsolete/over stocks are clearly communicated and understood
Ensure the team contributes to business planning forums and maintains ongoing dialogue with the operations team to understand production challenges and builds contingency and improvements into plans and schedules
Work with distribution providers to agree transport schedules that match product/stock availability with customer delivery requirements (including site-to-site shuttles and yard-shunting) to find mutually agreeable delivery windows
Provide leadership and direction to the planning teams to ensure that people are engaged, focused and delivering to their potential
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and optimise performance to deliver business effectiveness and cost efficiency

Why Greencore?We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.


Here at Northampton, we operate one of the most impressive facilities in Europe, based across a campus of five manufacturing units, and we have a team of around 2,000 colleagues making high quality premium products every day. We are the sole supplier of sandwiches, wraps, rolls and sushi for Marks & Spencer.
What we’re looking for
Educated in a numeric discipline, e.g. mechanics, maths, science or similar with five years plus experience in and FMCG, short shelf life food environment.
Strong understanding of the planning process
Awareness of end to end supply chain activities
Ability to analyse, report and interpret data
Computer literacy - advanced
Implement and take action to achieve plans


If this sounds like you, join us and grow with Greencore, and be a part of driving our future success.
What you’ll get in return
Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Pension up to 8% matched
Life insurance up to 4x salary
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.

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Contact Details:
Greencore Plc
Tel: 000 000 0000
Contact: Martin Dowson

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