Planning Manager · £50,000 – £55,000 · 33 days holiday inc BH · Private Medical Insurance · Highly competitive reward package including Group Pension · Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group
The role A fantastic opportunity for a Planning Manager to join the team at our food manufacturing facility at Bakkavor Meals Site in London. To manage the day to day running of the planning team for BV Meals site to ensure 100% customer service, optimum capacity utilisation and labour planning by working closely with the Operational team setting targets and reviewing KPI’s to ensure consistent Team Performance. Managing Forecasts and implications from next week to a horizon of 12 months.
What will you do?
Manage the teams performance through 121s, development, performance management and recruitment
Advise Business Planning Manager immediately when circumstances change adversely for the business
Audit ‘Best of Breed’ Planning systems for data integrity and best practice
Ensure all Planning Processes are updated and team fully briefed
Chair Weekly Planning Review meeting
Create and deliver team briefings
Review potential disposals and address root cause issues
Manage excess/shortages of labour to achieve required cover for the Department.
Liaise with production areas and support functions to pro-actively manage any upcoming issues
Review documented handover from previous shift.
Review Planning forecast and production plan.
Review any material supply and customer service issues.
Ensure that the Planning Manager is updated regarding previous day’s performance, disposals, working hours, service etc
Ability to lead and motivate the team
Has worked in a Production Planning environment with extensive supervisory or management experience
An expert understanding of the planning, procurement, Goods In techniques and maximised use of available systems.
Ability to communicate and influence at all business levels.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Good analytical and numerical capability
Good IT Skills
Bakkavor is the leading provider 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. In London, Bakkavor Meals employs over 2,400 people across three sites and a distribution centre in the Park Royal area. These sites specialise in making chilled ready meals, houmous dips, deli products and savoury accompaniments, and are part of Bakkavor’s Meals sector which has eight factories in total in the UK…… click apply for full job details