Factory Planner

About Us

We are a rapid-growth scale-up disrupting the infant nutrition space through our award-winning brand Kendamil – the only baby milk made in Britain, proudly used by the British Royal Family and uniquely crafted locally using British full cream milk.

Our company, Kendal Nutricare, is a 150-person team passionate about giving children a better start to life. We’re proud to be a Queens’ Award winning business and ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2020.

We’re on an exciting path – join us!

The Role

We are looking to recruit a Factory Planner to work on a full time basis at our Headquaters in Kendal. The successful candidate will be responsible for the formulation of daily production plans, process customer orders, and re-forecast as required as well as constantly monitor the progress of the factory to ensure that we achieve 100% service level.

Responsibilities

  • The formulation of a production plan that maximize factory efficiency and productivity and still delivering factory constraints and service levels
  • The control of finished goods stock levels so as to minimise disposals
  • To constantly monitor the progress of the factory to ensure that service levels to the warehouse are met
  • The formulation of accurate raw material figures for procurement
  • To process all customer orders in a timely manner
  • To be able to re-forecast customer provisional orders based on current orders
  • To act as a pivot point between all departments for the purpose of effective communication
  • To attain best practice planning methods
  • To be able to communicate effectively with our customers

Experience

  • Educated to A-level or equivalent
  • Previous planning experience would be advantageous
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer literate – Excel and planning systems
  • Highly Analytical and able to work under pressure and on own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of production planning, material supply and NPD processes
  • Knowledge of planning processes including creating plans and scheduling