Planning Assistant

Workforce Staffing Ltd
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Planning Assistant
Location: Redditch
Salary: £18,000
Hours: 8-5 Mon - Friday with a half an hour lunch

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Planning Assistant to join an established Food Manufacturing company in Redditch. With an existing team of 4 this is an opportunity to join a friendly yet busy office environment. The right candidate must have strong problem solving skills and experience working within a similar role within a manufacturing environment. With excellent benefits such as a 3% salary increase each year this is a role not to be missed!

Day to Day duties will include the following:
* Raising sales orders (similar to Sage programme)
* Completing invoices
* Liaising with customers, Logistics team and confirming orders
* Answering door/telephones for the main office
* Attending Production meetings regarding anything with shortages, stock, sauces, raw materials issues- twice daily
* Liaising with Production Manager and Production members regarding Ordering/Deliveries/planning
* Attending weekly planning meetings to assess/plan in stock
* Communicating with the Production team regarding amendments, shortages, new products, deadlines etc.
* Allocating stock to sales orders
* Updating prices on systems for finished products
* Checking and amending stock levels and stock control weekly
* Liaising with Logistics companies with sales orders/deliveries/POD'S
* Printing reports 8am every morning
* Ensuring notes are taken from meetings for records
* Dealing with Despatch Team daily
* Involved in monthly stock take
* Liaising with Sales Team in regards to planning, launching new products, forecast, listing and de listing of products etc.

As a person you will need the following qualities & experience:
* Knowledge of Sage or a similar systems is desirable
* Computer literate- good IT Skills
* Must have a good understanding of Word and Excel i.e. spreadsheet/creating tables/levels
* It is essential that English and Maths skill are excellent
* Excellent Organisation skills
* Good Communication skills
* Hard working and likes to resolve challenging problems
* Passionate about Food Industry/working with Planning/Logistic/Buying
* Can work within an intensive manufacturing Environment
* Can work well under pressure
* Methodically minded

Office Workforce are responsible for thousands of temporary, temp-to-perm and permanent vacancies across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Our team offer a unique service tailored to match your precise needs, and can assist you with the following job categories; Clerical and Administration, Call Centre, Customer Services, Sales and Business Development, Secretarial and PA, Professional and Management. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help