You will be an experienced planning manager, able to demonstrate relevant experience within an FMCG environment.
My client based in Ashford, Kent are specialists within the Food Manufacturing arena offering healthy and vibrant products to supermarkets and high street stores. They pride themselves on their innovative culture and passionate people and are looking for a Planning Manager to join the team.
The Planning Manager will responsible for planning the sites production and Supply Chain activities.
You will maintain internal and external customer service levels;
Minimise product wastage and enable other functions to react and manage their areas.
You will ensure stock availability, communicating stock levels to production and management and ensure stocks are within agreed holding levels;
Adjusting production plans as required with consideration for upcoming sales and promotions.
You will continually review production plans against incoming stocks and buying plans, communicating any shortfalls to the relevant departments.
You will be managing and developing a team of production planners and analysts.
You will be a self-motivated individual with strong organisational skills
Possess excellent customer service focus and have the ability to prioritise work to meet tight deadlines.
Have an eye for detail and able to work in a precise and quality focused way.
Excellent numerical, and written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential along with strong IT skills
Intermediate Excel user as a minimum and experience with an MRP system
Competitive annual salary + package