Production Planner  


We are now looking for a Production Planner to join our  Resource Planning function!

Working Hours: Wednesday to Saturday or Sunday to  Wednesday subject to  fixed shift team roster

Hours: 7am – 7pm

The role is designed for individuals seeking an applied career in end to end food supply chain with focus on sustained margin delivery achieved through ownership and delivery of accurate sustained production planning for the business.

Our local and global business prides itself on our family culture, making the work place a pleasing environment to explore your talent and develop essential skills and knowledge for long term career development opportunities in the fresh produce industry supplying specialty and tropical fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and ingredients.

You will play a key role in provision of real time integrated achievable production planning for core products processed over 2 depots, ensuring overall  equipment, transport and cost effectiveness, serving discerning customers on 7 day ordering cycle, on time in full at quality.


  • Align daily sales forecasting with operations processes over 2 depots to generate and maintain a production plan on rolling 6 week basis.
  • Publish rolling weekly 7 day production plan with associated known risks, solutions and opportunities for enhanced delivery. Analyze and proactively manage significant variances in actual orders vs forecast.
  • Ensure timely and efficient communication of accurate deliverable plans, foster cross functional collaboration, sustain best practice to align shared objectives and build trust with continuous improvement
  • Identify and resolve any anticipated issues in continuous product supply, achieving quality and labour standard, equipment or transport capacity.
  • Continuous monitoring, evaluation and considered adjustment on the day of daily production plan to ensure OEE and OTIFAQ delivery.
  • Ensure Bill of Materials accurate and comprehensive across raw material, labour and packaging to support uninterrupted supply and on time allocation..
  • Efficient use of ERP system to communicate production plans and generate works order instructions.
  • Ensure comprehensive knowledge and understanding of product quality at intake and in stock to ensure satisfactory FIFO allocation of short shelf life perishable products to optimize on shelf life.
  • Develop and maintain capacity planning framework, SOP and KPI with yield and waste control being at core. .
  • Continuous improvement of data insights, planning processes, systems and performance..

Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline
  • Desirable – Masters degree in Planning or Supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Hands on experience in complex FMCG manufacturing environment
  • Utilising Lean Manufacturing methodology with minimum 2 years continuous work experience
  • Demonstration and utilisation of ‘Just in Time’ principles.
  • Demonstration and application of Theory of Constraints methodology.
  • Highly proficient with IT systems
  • Efficient large data handling and statistical management
  • Ability to present, manage and contribute to complex, agile decision making processes
  • Strong communication skills developed from working within a demanding industry and business

If you feel you are suitable for our Production Planner position, please apply now.

    Application ends on June 30, 2024
    Job ID: 4788 Application ends on June 30, 2024


    • Location Greenford, Middlesex
    • Job category Resource Planning
    • Salary £Commensurate to relevant experience, plus enhanced pension, holiday allowance and other unique benefits
    • Job type Full Time

    Wealmoor Greenford

    • Greenford