The Production planner is responsible for ensuring products packed at our plant in Burton on Trent are available to meet forecasted requirement, whilst ensuring stock levels and costs meet agreed targets.
- Convert forecasted demand into supplier purchase orders and/or production schedules to meet product availability targets, ensuring just in time delivery of raw materials and components.
- Manage delivery and shipment deadlines, identifying and mitigating issues to ensure accurate intake of stock according to plan.
- Providing timely updates on any issues arising.
- To process and manage purchase orders for stock, raw materials and components and provide up-to-date schedules for production, warehousing and commercial teams.
- Provide production forecasts for suppliers.
- Ensure delivery schedule is managed through accurate lead times/due date maintenance, flagging any slippage and being proactive in dealing with issues.
- Provide information and analyses to assess levels of slow moving & dormant stock and work with the Category teams to clear.
- Numerate, with good analytical skills and attention to detail.
- PC & systems literate ideally Excel and AS400 (system training would be provided).
- Ability to build relationships with suppliers and internal departments
- Determined, tenacious and resilient.
- Optimistic and open-minded to change.
- Customer focussed.
- Positive, resourceful and energetic team player.
- Drive for continuous improvement.
- Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload accordingly.
Holland & Barrett is one of the nation’s most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors.
Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.
Join us and see how far you can go…