Internal Demand Planner

Walkers and Son

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

Walker & Son is part of the Samworth Brothers Group, a 4th generation family business that prides itself on looking after its people and producing high quality products.

We are always looking for outstanding people, with great attitudes and an openness to learning to join our family. The size of our business enables us to support career development and progression that will help our people fulfil their potential.

 Job Opportunity

 Do you have experience of working in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment? Do you have the ability to analyse and interpret data? Do you have the mind-set and initiative for continuous improvement? Are you passionate about forecasting and planning? Then this could be the role for you. A fantastic new opportunity has arisen at Walker and Son for a Production Planner working with leading retailers ensuring our high standards are continually improved and developed.

  • Manage and maintain the planning master data store that feeds all of the planning files, MRP files, VMI’s and call offs. This will enable the planners and schedulers to plan the business in the most efficient way possible.
  • You will be expected to go into the bakery and review variances and run rates with the shift managers to periodically check the data store accuracy.
  • Check the demand is correct and flowing through the planning system. Make sure all files are setup and correct.
  • Spend time during the day looking at raw materials and packaging orders and stocks to make sure all parts for the plans are available and on stock in time.
  • The long life and long lead time orders for raw materials and board reserves will be reviewed and future orders will be placed in line with demand and use by.
  • You will be expected to cover the planner’s holidays and off shift days. The 3 planners cover 6am to 6pm 7 days a week.
  • Liaise with customers to get test orders to check the systems are ready for when the launch happens.

 The Right Person

You will be someone who is self-motivated and focussed on the customer. You will demonstrate initiative and ownership. You value others and their contribution and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues. You will be flexible and adaptable to change. In addition, you will have the following skills:

  • Excellent system knowledge, Self-motivated, good communicator, analyse data to challenge high wastage, high MOQ’s and incorrect run rates.
  • To be successful in this role you will ideally have experience of working in a FMCG environment and have knowledge of planning systems. You must be extremely IT literate and have great communication and organisational skills.

We provide a terrific range of benefits including great facilities with onsite parking and subsidised restaurants, as well as an excellent retirement savings plan (pension), private health cover (subject to terms and conditions) and a discount scheme ‘Quality Life’ that provides savings at supermarkets, high street retailers and a host of leisure outlets.

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