We are hiring - Production Planner

We are hiring – Production Planner

Job Title: Production Planner

Reporting to: Supply Chain Manager

Shift Pattern:  Monday to Friday – Days – 39 hours per week

Job Purpose:

The job will be a mixture of daily planning and short/medium-term planning to a horizon of 12 weeks. To create a rolling 8-12-week plan that delivers service at 99%, cost efficiently, at optimal OAE.

Key Responsibilities

Daily Planning

  1. Ensure we have efficient rolling plans supported by materials that deliver against the service priorities.
  2. Closely partner with operations, materials, supply planning and customer services ensuring that plans are viable, executed, plan changes are communicated in a timely manner, and that performance against those plans is communicated rapidly to our CS, Supply planning and Logistics team.
  3. Escalate risks quickly, with proposed solutions

Short term Planning

  1. Create 12-week plans that deliver 99% service, identifying and flagging service risks, capacity gaps/opportunities.
  2. Generate rolling 6-8 weeks of works orders to support MRP
  3. Manage Daily MRP for some key items.
  4. Manage and maintain planning tool with new SKU’s and master data
  5. Provide data on plan attainment and SKU production rates for use in quarterly rate review
  6. Lead weekly planning meetings
  7. Work closely with various departments to ensure any requirements of the plan are planned in a timely fashion.
  8. Provide support to NPD and projects as required.

Skills and Experience Required:


  • Approachable, flexible and methodical – keen attention to detail
  • Have an analytical approach to work
  • A passion for problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Be a clear communicator
  • Be proficient with Excel
  • Confidentiality and professionalism in all undertakings
  • Analytical
  • Numerate


  • Degree level qualification
  • Food manufacturing knowledge
  • FMCG experience


Apply Now

If you are interested in this role, please apply via Indeed or email your CV to HR@duerrs.co.uk.

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