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PRODUCTION PLANNER

Location: DARTFORD, KENT Salary: 25000 - 27000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 22 days ago Reference: 3091921
I am currently recruiting for a fresh produce company who has been established for over 50 years. They are looking for a production planner to report to the Planning and Demand Planning manager.

The working days and hours are flexible
Working 5 out of 7 days
A shift between 6am and 6pm  (could be earlies could be lates)



• Setup shop orders based on operations forecast and amend to match contingency and confirmed orders on a daily basis.
• Work with Demand Planner to review/amend operations Packhouse forecast to ensure figures are as accurate as possible on a daily basis, including known promotions, de-listings and ad-hoc Packhouse requests.
• Work with logistics to validate/confirm order additions from one of their large clients that require additional Packhouse work prior to order change acceptance.
• Responsible for building a daily and weekly rolling Packhouse schedule for all production lines and Packhouse tasks. The schedule should be built to:
o Maximise production efficiency and machine utilisation,
o Reduce product changeover,
o Include planned machine maintenance,
o Dictate optimum staffing levels,

• The schedule should be enforced at all times by the Production Scheduler with the support of the Packhouse Manager.
• Highlight and predict depot shortages and poor performing runs (compared to plan).
• Validate the schedule with logistics and production managers prior to issuing to the shift manager.
• Ensure 7 day cover for maintaining the production schedule.
• Periodically review target run rates by product and advise Packhouse Manager on possible amendments for authorisation.


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