innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we’re blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We’re proud to call ourselves Europe’s favourite little healthy drinks company, but we’re still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.
what you'll be doing
We’re building our first ever innocent-owned factory, called ‘the blender’, and we’re looking for a production planner to be the heart of the site operation. We are on a really exciting mission. We want to build ‘the Earth’s Favourite Little Healthy Drinks Factory”. We have ambitious and inspirational goals which will be setting us apart from many typical factories. To us this means doing the right thing by our people, the planet and the community. We want to foster a community & team that are truly proud of the products that they make and the impact we can have whilst we do it. The whole team will want to connect to the wider community, doing our bit and being a true B Corp.
In this role, you’ll be creating the blending and filling production plans to ensure that we have enough smoothies and juices for all our drinkers in Europe. The operations team will be working off your plan so it’s crucial that you’re a super strong communicator and able to stay calm under pressure when you find out that things aren’t going to plan – that’s also your moment to shine: to find a solution as quickly as possible, to minimise the impact on service and cost. You’ll be joining us at a time when we still don’t have our planning systems in place, so you get the fantastic opportunity to be part of the systems development team; working on the design as well as performing the testing all the way up until launch.
In this role you will:
You’ll be reporting into the Supply Chain Lead and working with the wider planning team (raw materials, workforce and long term planner). But of course, you’ll also be working with various people in our head office as well as the Operations team. To start, you’ll be based in our temporary office in the RDM campus in the Port of Rotterdam and once the blender is built, we will all move to the nice new office there.
We’re looking for someone who’s already got experience in production planning / scheduling and has advanced understanding of ERP and APS systems. A really great candidate for this role will:
This is an exciting and challenging role in a fast and dynamic company, who want to keep doing business the right way. You can make a real difference in finding a better way of operating a factory. You’ll get:
You will help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.
In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities in the UK and across Europe as well as a competitive rewards package. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.
Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.