Head of Planning - Bakkavor UK

Head of Planning - Bakkavor UK Salary: upto £110,000 basic salary £9,600 Car Allowance 25% Bonus Private Healthcare Pension Location: Remote with travel to UK sites Contract Type: Permanent Bakkavor Group is a leading manufacturer in the fresh foods market, specialising in developing private label products for top global grocery retailers and well-known international food service operators. In the UK, our customers include some of the UKs best known grocery retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Asda and Morrison's, who sell our products to consumers under their respective retail brands. Head of Planning - UK As part of the UK Leadership team this role is crucial in designing, coordinating and delivering a multiple site / group wide planning approach. You will deliver strategic business partnerships with our UK based site Planning Managers and Planning teams across our 20 sites. Bringing together process, people & technology you will be well versed in industry best practice when it comes to planning for multiple sites while operating as a senior leader at group level. This is a high-profile role that requires an experienced Head of Planning to lead change projects and design and refine new processes and SOP's. Main Duties Design, refine and deliver the UK Planning strategy alignment to the business objectives. Working closely with the key stakeholders to ensure a common best practice industry leading approach is being utilised at all UK Bakkavor sites. Provide leadership, direction, and motivation to the UK on-site Planning Managers and planning teams and functions. To lead and manage Planning change projects. To chair and run monthly and quarterly Planning Forums. Visiting UK site-based teams to ensure performance and key business objectives are being delivered. About you Change management experience with associated skills in communications; stakeholder engagement; and leading and driving behavioural change. In depth experience of planning and planning best practice and processes. Proven success & passion for driving and maintaining a high level of standards and processes. Proven problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritise and react to tight timescales. Strategic and operational mindset with a focus on collaborative working to share knowledge and expertise to drive the performance of others. Experience of Group or multisite site planning management in an FMCG business. Proven track record in Projects and Project Management. What you can expect from us When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, bonus, private medical insurance, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group. LI-HF1 This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/94816715

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