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Assistant Production Planner

Job Title: Assistant Production Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Contact Name: Chris Roberts
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Our client is a leading International food manufacturer based in Manchester who are looking for an Assistant Production Planner to support and deputise the Site Planner in planning, scheduling & purchasing, schedule and stock management of all materials, packaging and finished goods.

This is a very exciting role for somebody who has 1 or 2 years Supply Chain experience and is looking to take their career to the next level. The Planning function is pivotal to the business and will give you exposure to the wider business including the Manufacturing process, NPD, Customer Service, Sales and Forecasting.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Purchase, plan, schedule raw material and packing requirements for noodle, spices and retorts forecast
  • Management of stocks and finished goods
  • Coordinate & control materials, packaging and finished goods between warehouses
  • Attendance in stock on hold and management of stock on hold.
  • Facilitating weekly planning meeting
  • Daily cell meeting attendance
  • Preparation and feedback of weekly & period CTP
  • Reacting to short term changes in the weekly plan due to changes in sales, supplies and operational performance


  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Excellent Team working skills
  • Understanding of and adhering to health and safety policies/procedures
  • Excellent all round administrative experience
  • Experience of working to KPIs and managing performance against these
  • Able to demonstrate decision making capability
  • Organisation skills for self and others
  • Effective communication skills
  • Numerate & literate
  • Advanced PC literacy (Excel, Word, E-mail etc)


  • Degree