Title: Planner Salary: £26,500 - £27,500 per annum Shift Hours: 06.00 - 18.00 Shift Pattern: 2/2/3 Shift Pattern Benefits Package: 22 Days Annual Leave Pension Flexible Benefits Package Who are Bakkavor: Bakkavor is one of the leading providers of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 39 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands. Bakkavor Spalding operates three factories on the same site in Spalding, Lincolnshire, employing over 600 people. These factories specialise in making a variety of salads and dressings, sandwich wraps, soups, sauces and dips. The role: The successful Planner will be responsible for the formulation of daily production plans, process customer orders, and reforecast as required as well as constantly monitor the progress of the factory to ensure that we achieve 100% service level. Duties will include: The formulation of a production plan that maximize factory efficiency and labour productivity and still delivering factory constraints and service levels. The control of finished goods stock levels so as to minimise disposals. To constantly monitor the progress of the factory to ensure that service levels to the warehouse are met. The formulation of accurate raw material figures for procurement. To process all customer orders. To be able to reforecast customer provisional orders based on current orders and weather patterns. To order daily labour requirements and challenge the factory team on agency requirements. To act as a pivot point between all departments for the purpose of effective communication. To attain best practice planning methods. To be able to communicate effectively with our customers , About you: To be considered for the role you must possess the following: Educated to a minimum of A level standard, or have previous experience of working in a planning department Excellent numerical skills Good written and verbal communication skills Good IT skills with the ability to develop these further Ability to make decisions and solve problems

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