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Materials Planner

Job Introduction

We are recruiting for a Materials Planner to be based at our Spalding site in Lincolnshire. As Materials Planner you will identify and implement optimum plans and schedules that deliver stock and service targets and/or procure materials to organise production in line with customer needs. You will translate production plans into material requirements and convert them into supplier purchase orders.

This position is working Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm

Role Responsibility

As Materials Planner you will utilise available planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable production and material plans and schedules that optimally balance customer service and operational cost efficiency. You will manage risks within the plan and amend orders where possible/practical to achieve customer service and stock targets as well as share forecasts with suppliers and work with them to resolve issues with materials availability.

You will measure, minimise and publish expected obsolete/over stocks (finished product and/or raw materials) and champion ongoing communication with the operations teams to ensure accurate exchange of information. Other duties include proposing and implementing continuous improvements in own area, maintain a state of perpetual audit-readiness for all audits (GMP, H&S, Technical, Customer, Accreditation Bodies etc) to ensure working practices are compliant at all times.

The Ideal Candidate

  • GSCE calibre/ time served understanding of planning process
  • FMCG Knowledge/have experience of working in a fast paced seasonal environment
  • Worked with multiple range of SKUS; both short and long lead time
  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking
  • Computer Literacy including experience of ERP system – Intermediate
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