Production Planner

Gressingham Foods are looking for a Full-time Production Planner to join their team at the Redgrave facility to assist in the smooth planning of their production/livestock requirements covering all aspects from Farm to Fork.

Ideally experienced in slaughter planning/meat processing and meat packing production processes you will be responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination of sales, forecasts, meat stocks and production capacities to achieve a production plan that achieves and maintains agreed stock levels.

Core hours:     14:30 – 23:30 Monday-Friday, Saturday am on a rotational basis. This role will include alternative working hours on occasion to cover department holidays.


Holiday entitlement: 28 days per annum inclusive of bank holidays.

Competitive salary and package including Company Profit Related Bonus Scheme, workplace pension, reduced cost staff sales and access to a Training & Development package to support you in your new role as well as focusing on your career aspirations within the Company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce and issue a daily production plan targeting 100% service level to our customers.
  • Produce and maintain a 2-week rolling production plan.
  • Report variances to forecast to relevant demand planner and/or Commercial sales team.
  • Daily control of stock levels, inclusive of WIP & packed stocks.
  • Daily liaison with production to ensure full understanding of and adherence to plans.
  • Input into weekly production meetings with relevant factory personnel to discuss following weeks plans and future promo activity and all relevant AOB
  • Maintain and update as necessary production run rates within all relevant production plans and systems.
  • Effective use of current systems and files identifying development and improvement opportunities.
  • Effective and efficient use of meat considering cost, demand and availability.
  • Highlighting and resolving any issues with excess stock or meat.
  • Updating KPI reports, and any other daily reports as necessary.
  • Liaison with other areas of the business to ensure materials are available in good time to achieve plans.
  • Multi skilled in all planning roles creating a cross functional team.
  • Produce month end stocks for the Accounts department.

Key Skills:

  • Experience of FMCG product planning.
  • Understanding of OTIF & zero waste principles
  • Experience of processing FMCG retail customer forecasts.
  • Experience of product Yields/Distribution curves etc.
  • Numerate and analytical
  • Good IT Skills (EXCEL in particular)
  • Good communicator (Written/Spoken English)
  • Flexible & proactive
  • Well organised and able to work as part of a team.
  • Display a willingness to take on additional responsibilities and demonstrate drive to improve personal and team performance.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of others needs and expectations.
  • Professionally manage workload and conflicting priorities.

To apply for the role please email your cv to or contact HR on 01473 734230

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