Job Title : Production Planner - Interim role Location: (Wetherby, West Yorkshire) Salary: 30K - 35K per annum Who they are Our client is a major supplier of meal accompaniments and consumer home-baking products to major grocery retailers, Cash & Carry/Wholesale and Foodservice operators. They are based in bright, modern offices on the outskirts of the historic town of Wetherby, West Yorkshire. The role They are looking for an experienced production planner, initially for up to 6 months but with the potential to take the role forward on a full-time basis. The ideal candidate will be familiar with planning in a fast paced FMCG/food-manufacturing environment. They would welcome applications from candidates whose experience may be greater than the immediate role requires, as there is the opportunity to help shape the position in the longer term. Responsibilities include managing the production forecast, achieving target stock levels and producing optimum schedules for processing and packing. The role works closely with the production department, so the successful applicant must have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a wider team. A strong work ethic and pro-active approach to problem solving is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is a pre-requisite, along with the ability to analyse and communicate the implications of the data. You will ideally have at least two years` experience in a commercial planning environment. Knowledge of FMCG markets and major grocery retailers would be useful though candidates from other backgrounds will be considered. Who they`re looking for - A well-organised self-starter with sound business understanding - Analytical approach, good at interpreting data - A strong bias for action - Good inter-personal skills, a team player - A high level of accuracy and working to tight time lines - Proficiency with Microsoft Excel - Degree level education desirable What`s on offer Pay range: £30k-£35k equivalent for a 39 hour working week. Immediate start
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