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Assistant Production Planner - Bury St. Edmunds

Company: The SmartList
Pay: £20000.00 Annually
Job type: full-time

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Job description

LOCATION: Thetford

JOB TITLE: Assistant Production Planner - 6 Month contract initially, with a view to go permanent for the right individual.

SALARY and BENEFITS: 18,000 - 20,000 per annum dependent on experience

WORKING HOURS: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 17:00, some flexibility required.

THE COMPANY: We are delighted to be working with a well-established manufacturer of Pet food based in Thetford, with sites throughout Europe. The company is one of the largest Private label pet food producers in Europe supplying quality pet products to major supermarket and retail chains.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Production Planner to join a small team in a varied and interesting role. Although this will initially be a 6 month contract - this is a role with real scope and a possible permanent opportunity for the right individual.

THE ROLE: The successful candidate will be responsible for collating data and generating Excel spreadsheets and production schedules for the Packing Department. Your aim will be to ensure that the production and packing department schedules are aligned with the customers' requirements - ensuring that there is a solid plan in place for them to receive their orders, and rectifying any problems or queries when they arise.

Key Responsibilities to include:- Assistant Production Planner - Thetford

Generating excel spreadsheets and production schedules.
Liaising with team leaders to determine the status of production plans.
Making full use, and learning how to use bespoke planning / scheduling systems.
Dealing with any queries or issues as and when they arise.
Assisting with any general office duties.

THE CANDIDATE: The successful candidate will ideally have experience in FMCG / Manufacturing and will have confidence when it comes to making decisions and rectifying issues - if there needs to be swift action with regard to planning to ensure a customer gets their order, it's you who will be making the decisions. Confidence, communication and IT literacy are the staples needed to be successful in this role, if you have these then we want to hear from you.

Key experience essential for the role:- Assistant Production Planner - Thetford

Experience within manufacturing / FMCG organisation.
Experience / exposure to planning within manufacturing / FMCG organisation.
Good IT skills - proficient with the Microsoft package.

Are you the Assistant Production Planner we are looking for? If yes then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.

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