COVID-19

Planner

Full Time

Birtwistles Food Group

Planner Irlam

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Are you an experienced Planner and looking for a new opportunity?

Here at Birtwistle’s we pride ourselves on being a people-focused business. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope, and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business and is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values statements.

The purpose of this Planner role is to control stock levels and ensure the efficient least cost planning of a very fast-moving environment.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • To manage the stock within both the order picking area and production to understand the manufacturing priorities
  • Producing daily and weekly production plans
  • Identifying any stock shortages and rectifying through plan amendment
  • Working closely with the procurement department to ensure optimum levels of raw material are available to achieve the plan
  • Analysing sales data, looking for sales trends and amending factory plans accordingly
  • To ensure the most cost-effective plan is produced minimising changeovers and production runs

Key Performance Indicators include:

  • Plan adherence / accuracy
  • Stock counts
  • Raw material availability
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of passionate, committed professionals that will inspire you on a daily basis. We have a reputation for establishing a working environment that encourages fun and creativity. We want to encourage you to make decisions that affect your work and consider continuous improvements.

Come and be a part of a winning team, working amongst like-minded people, who want to put a ‘zing’ in everything they do.

This Planner role would suit candidates with skills or experience in the following areas: Planner, Procurement, Production Planner, Sales Forecasting, FMCG, Stock Control, IT Literate, Communication, Planning, Data Analysis, Reporting, ERP, Manufacturing, Process Management, Commercial Acumen.

Benefits

  • 20 days holiday
  • Staff sales
  • Service holidays
  • Employee of the month bonus
  • Free health checks

Additional Information

Base working hours for this Planner role are Monday to Friday, 05.00 – 14.00 or 06.00 – 15.00 and one in three Saturdays 07.00 – 12.00. The role will require additional flexibility in working hours to meet the needs of the business.

Essential Skills

  • IT literate [proficient in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email]
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with managers in other areas of the business, to deliver the common goals of the business in terms of profitability and provision of agreed service levels to customers
  • Willingness to embrace change, and develop people within your team
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • A strong commercial understanding of the business
  • Effective communicator [verbal and written] and good at listening

Competencies and personal characteristics

  • Is used to / capable of working in a cold environment
  • Welcomes accountability and takes responsibility
  • Flexible in approach to accommodate business needs
  • Team player who builds good working relationships at all levels and collaborates cross functionally
  • Able to work on own initiative, demonstrates good judgement, and makes sound timely decisions

Desired Skills

  • Experience of working within the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods sector
  • Stock control experience desirable
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes and procedures
  • IT literate [experience of ERP]

Qualifications and education requirements

A background in fresh chilled meat/poultry is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.

About Company

Birtwistle’s started life as a family butcher over 100 years ago. In 2003 MJ Birtwistle & Co Ltd was established and marked the start of a new era in our history. Since then, growth has been dramatic, with the business expanding from one site at Worsley to 8 sites across the UK.

We’re always looking for great people to come and work with us. If you’ve got the right passion, drive, and will to succeed then we’ll nurture it and give you the opportunities to forge a successful career at Birtwistle’s.

Essential Requirements

  • IT literate [proficient in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email]
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with managers in other areas of the business, to deliver the common goals of the business in terms of profitability and provision of agreed service levels to customers
  • Willingness to embrace change, and develop people within your team
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • A strong commercial understanding of the business
  • Effective communicator [verbal and written] and good at listening

Competencies and personal characteristics

  • Is used to / capable of working in a cold environment
  • Welcomes accountability and takes responsibility
  • Flexible in approach to accommodate business needs
  • Team player who builds good working relationships at all levels and collaborates cross functionally
  • Able to work on own initiative, demonstrates good judgement, and makes sound timely decisions

COVID-19 Planner Irlam

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