Planning Coordinator

£24,000-£26,000 per annum

About us: 

We are a rapid-growth scale-up disrupting the infant nutrition space through our award winning brand Kendamil – the only infant milk made in Britain, proudly used by the British Royal  Family and uniquely crafted locally using British organic full cream milk, without the nasties. 

Our company, Kendal Nutricare, is a 160-person team passionate about giving children a better  start to life. We’re proud to be a Queens’ Award winning business and to be 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 employ a Planning Coordinator in a technical role as an integral part of our  Planning Team.  

The main duties are to ensure that the appropriate schedules are issued to meet the production  plan, and to ensure that all materials issued to production have been cleared by QA and are  within their allocated shelf life. Making sure that products are issued in strict rotation, by controlling the incoming deliveries schedule. You will support the Factory Planner in this  technical role to ensure that the strategic aims of the company are met. 

This is a full time role based at our headquarters in Kendal. Monday – Friday, 8:00-16:00. What you’ll be doing in: 

∙ From the packing plan – calculate, produce and issue schedules to production ∙ Maintain a system for the control of all documentation used in the department ∙ Monitor incoming deliveries and contact suppliers for updates 

∙ Liaising with suppliers to agree delivery schedules and for return of substandard material ∙ Minimise write-off by constantly monitoring stocks of materials via expiry reports ∙ Coordinate annual stock-take 

∙ Liaise with production departments to maintain stock accuracy 

∙ Raising purchase orders

What you’ll need: 

∙ Excellent communication skills, in person, over the telephone and by email ∙ Experience in administration 

∙ Good Mathematical skills – GSCEs in Maths and English at minimum  

∙ Excellent attention to detail, a key aspect in this technical role 

∙ Extensive IT skills is essential 

∙ Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel 

∙ Knowledge of CSB is desirable but not essential as training will be given ∙ Knowledge of production planning 

∙ Capable of working to deadlines and remain calm under pressure 

What you’ll get from us: 

The opportunity to work for the fastest growing infant milk brand in Europe, alongside a young  talented team dedicated to serving thousands of passionate customers.  

We offer to all our employees: 

• 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with additional holidays granted each year for  the first 5 years of employment 

• A pension scheme 

• Employee Assistance Programme 

• Life Assurance at 2 x basic salary 

• Free on-site parking 

• Subsidised breakfast 

If this sounds like a role for you, email Emma Murkin, Recruitment/HR Administrator  ( with your CV and a note on why you’re right for the  job — we can’t wait to meet you!