Production Planner-WOL00099Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Job location(s): Wolverhampton, UK
Cargill’s European protein business is a leading supplier and innovator of chicken products for retail, food service and food manufacturing customers in both European and global markets. By combining global market knowledge and experience with local market understanding and insight, Cargill’s European protein business is committed to expanding its business and markets through innovation, and by creating real customer and consumer value in its products and services.
The Raw Materials & Production Planner is a key new role within Cargill based in the Wolverhampton site. The site is a state of the art dedicated production facility, producing value added poultry products. The position is responsible for the execution of the short-to-midterm production plan, which is approved by the Master Production Planning MRP Manager in agreement with Factory management. The position holder will build effective relationships with the Wolverhampton factory/ Manufacturing Operations Management, suppliers, Procurement and Finance. The position will provide a challenging opportunity to identify process improvements and drive continuous improvement that will impact on the production and raw material planning for the plant.
To work effectively with the Master Production Planning and MRP Manager to convert the agreed MPS into a feasible daily production plan which optimises the product sequencing for the items produced in the factory
Work with meat, ingredient and packaging suppliers for a ‘just in time’ delivery schedule to the factory
Ensure the flow of production by optimising efficiency, capacity and workflow
Highlight and troubleshoot issues that cause delay to the schedule and re-work the plan to meet targets
Coordinate with maintenance to ensure planned maintenance is added to the master production plan
Ensure stock is rotated in line with product shelf life at the factory and offsite warehouses
Responsible for data accuracy in SAP and the MRP systems
Prepare and distribute KPI reports derived from planning information
Review and measure the performance of the plan vs actuals
Be actively involved in the weekly review meeting with the factory leadership team
Ensure the plan adheres to the commercial budgets and deadlines
Manager vendor returns
Create and raise purchase orders to procure materials
Proactively communicate any production issues that may result in the production plan not being met
Work with factory operations in process improvements, such as inventory accuracy, inventory management, process order confirmation and work to define and implement improvements
A Degree level qualification or equivalent
Supply Chain Management certification (BSCM APICS) would be useful but not essential
Proven work experience in a production planning and material requirements planning position ideally in a manufacturing environment, preferably food manufacturing
Understanding of factory, supply chain and commercial operations
Proficiency in SAP (for example ECC/R3/S4HANA modules)
Advance proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with a focus on advanced Excel functions
Demonstrated organisational and analytical skills
Ability to multi-task and manage conflicting prioritise
Ability to identify relevant information and use this to inform business decisions and influence stakeholders
Understanding of Lean/ CI projects within a factory environment would be useful
Knowledge of how to use data visualisation and reporting tools (i.e. Business Intelligence, Tableau, Power BI) would be advantageous
Able to work as part of a team across different stakeholders and on own initiative and communicate clearly
Fluent English (both verbal and written)
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world.
Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter today.