At The Compleat Food Group we’re on a mission to create great tasting food that’s better for people and the planet, we call it ‘Food to Feel Good’.We pride ourselves on being a business that gives equal emphasis to HOW we operate as well as the financial results we achieve.
Our 3,500 (and growing) fantastic people are what make this possible. They are passionate about creating delicious products for UK consumers, leading retailers and our exciting, market leading brands, which include Wall’s Pastry, Squeaky Bean and Unearthed.
The main purpose of this role is to support the Market Drayton site in creating demand for Production by looking at the sales forecast, stock holding and site capacity. The aim is to ensure the factory is planned in the most effective and efficient manner. Accountable for the smooth running of the production day by minimising changeovers and maximising production efficiency.
Maintain production plan template with correct product information – Product code, allergen, planning speed, labour etc
Maintain date sheet with correct information – product life, configuration, promos etc
Collect and assess information about productions performance
Collect and assess information about Finished Good storage off site vs sales demand and forecast
Prepare reports about production performance and site achievement.
Troubleshoot problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions
Determine customer requirements
Create and maintain factory BOM’s
Co-ordinate defrost requirement for various raw materials
Create & maintain product setup on Gemba
Liaise with NPD regarding trials and product launches
Forward planning – looking at forecasts & capacity for the next week/month/quarter etc
Improve planning tools for the Palethorpes Bakery site as the business continues to grow
Develop a mixing room plan based on the production plan. This would include allergen sequence, chiller stocks, potential stock outs and replacement for efficient production
Track, arrange and liaise with the Transport functions to ensure maximisation of trailers and that they are planned in a timely manner to meet customer demand
In addition to your main duties you will be required to carry out such duties consistent with your status and abilities as the Company may from time to time require
The above list is not exhaustive and the following would be involved when covering in the Factory Planner’s absence:
Create and issue daily production plan
Issue daily date sheet
Create and issue daily backshift plan
Monitor progress of plan and update and communicate any changes
Arrange and co-ordinate transport requirements with Redhill transport team & Nuneaton
Liaise with and co-ordinate the warehouse regarding daily rollover and despatch requirements & priorities
Food manufacturing experience within an FMCG environment
HACCP / Food Safety Training/basic knowledge
Planning, organization and project management
Communicating at different levels of seniority
Basic computing skills
Enthusiasm to learn and grow
A team player with well-developed interpersonal skills