Production Planner

  • Department Planning
  • Business Saladworks
  • Product Ready Meals
  • Location Leicester
  • Job RefSAL8535
  • Contract Full Time
  • Posted 17/11/2020
  • Expiry 01/12/2020

Sunday to Wednesday 05:30 - 16:00

We are currently recruiting for a Production Planner to be based at Saladworks Site in Leicester.

Saladworks 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

Generate scheduled daily production plans that meet the operational KPI’s. Manage finished and work in progress stock levels in all areas to ensure customer service level expectations are met whilst minimising waste.

  • To co-ordinate and oversee the daily operational planning function.
  • Maintaining and developing strong communication links with the operational teams to ensure effective communication and feedback of information
  • Monitoring of production performance versus plan.
  • Generation of “KPI” information, and reviewing operation KPI data and feeding key elements back into the planning systems
  • Providing cover for the operational planning and stock control team
  • Ensure the effective link of the production plans through to the stock control teams.
  • Help develop new systems and initiatives to further improve business performance at Saladworks

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:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a planning role
  • Experience of working within a food or beverage production environment
  • Excellent IT skills – Excel and planning systems including System 21 and Preactor

What We Have To Offer

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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