Assistant Planner

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Administration
Job type: Contract
Salary: £16.65 PH UMBRELLA
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email:
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 9739
Published: 20 days ago
Duration: 3 Months - Temp to perm
Expiry date: 05 Oct 2023 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • How you will contribute

  • You will support with day-to-day planning of R&D projects to ensure they meet expected deadlines, take accountability of stock materials and consumables to ensure availability whilst avoiding waste, capture and report data with technical rigor and accuracy, and ensure the safe working environment.

What you will bring

  • A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:

  • Applying your technical understanding of Planning and logistics operations.

  • Working in teams and independently with the guidance of more senior team members.

  • Proactively identifying problems and assisting in creating and implementing solutions.

  • Recording and reporting data and activity outcomes accurately to drive business improvement.

  • Food manufacturing industry experience an advantage but not essential.

Top three headlines in terms of accountabilities

  • Support with daily planning activities and cover in times of absence.

  • Materials planning / forecasting and purchase of key materials and consumables.

  • Take accountability for data capture of all pilot plant activities

  • We operate in a global environment and the role holder will also be required to support on the following:

  • Work alongside the logistics and sustainability co-ordinator to ensure cover of all required activities.

  • Support in delivering our import and export agenda.

  • Drive our safety agenda by owning an area and ensuring the area is safe in the moment. 5s experience beneficial but not essential.

  • Deliver business improvement projects using DMAIC framework.

  • Experience of DMAIC beneficial but not essential.

  • Support our Food Safety specialist in delivering top quality policies and closing out quality actions in a timely manner.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

Education Preferred:

  • Import / Export Qualifications

  • Supply Chain Qualifications

Additional info:

  • Support day to day planning activities with a logistics bias

  • Manager stock levels ordering materials