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Lead Planner

Hain Daniels Group
Post Date: 11/05/2018
End Date:  02/05/2019
Recruiter: Hain Daniels Group
Location: Corby, East Midlands
Salary: Unspecified
Job category: Supply Chain
Employment type: Full time
Employer or agency: Direct Employer
Job role: Lead Planner
Job reference: 710~

The Role

Here at Hain Daniels we currently recruiting for a Lead Planner at the Corby site in Northamptonshire.

As a Lead Planner, you are responsible for making sure the Planning Teams output is in line with the agreed visions, values and targets of the Business and the Supply Chain Manager : to maintain an agile, dynamic and efficient downstream Supply Chain to deliver best in class service in a least-cost and lean environment.

Our end to end supply chain goals are efficiency, zero shorts, zero short codes, agility by design, cost effectiveness, transparent, dynamic and in line with our strategic visions and values. You will achieve this through detailed analysis of our numbers, capacities, capabilities and constraints : by linking our Planners to ensure a cohesive and logical process is being followed; flagging risks and opportunities to the Supply Chain Manager in a timely fashion to allow critical decisions to be made without detriment to service or cost.

You will be responsible for the RCCP, identification of Risks & Opportunities, reports and KPI’s on a weekly, monthly, annual and periodic basis to allow the Supply Chain Manager make strategic decisions with key stakeholders within the framework of the S&OP+ cycle : whilst supporting the Planning Team in the short term / day-to-day to deliver our target of >99% service to all our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Stock Strategy: Review all stock strategies with each Planner on a quarterly basis : taking into account recent Forecast v Actual Sales (variation and bias) overlaid onto the key assumptions above. This will identify if minimum and target stocks need to change to ensure that we (a) provide 99.5% service to our customers and (b) waste zero stock in terms of SARS sell/write-off.
  • Forecasts: working closely with the Demand Team so that our plans reflect the Commercial and Sales visions for our Customers future : aligned with our own visions for service and cost control.
  • Key Assumptions: Prepare the deck and chair the monthly Supply Chain Forum
  • Conducting 121 reviews in terms of progress against targets and objectives and implementing / recommending actions where required to drive performance / delivery : reporting monthly to SCM. 
  • Downtime assumptions (Planned Maintenance, Major Interventions).
  • Demand initiatives : that are either (a) live in Exceedra or (b) proposed by NPD, Sales, Marketing and/or Commercial.
  • To carry out the day to day supervision of team attendance, delivery of daily tasks.
  • Key Relationships: Internal key stakeholders : Engineering, Operations, Finance, Technical Manager, Demand & Forecasting, Team, I.T.

What you will need for the role / what it will take

  • Essential: Graduate/Degree, Driving Licence
  • Essential: experience FMCG Planning / Supply Chain
  • Essential:  Microsoft Excel, English speaking, Supply Chain Planning, I.T. Skills, excellent presentation Skills, highly numerate, statistical analysis
  • Desired: Warehousing, Operations, Manufacturing experience 
  • Desired: MRP / ERP, M3, Preactor, Exceedra, Forecasting

This role will be based t our Corby site in  Northamptonshire but may on occasion require travel to some of our sister sites / 3PL provider sites. This role, whilst office based, will require visits to factory with members of the Planning Team to retain familiarity with our Operation.

About Us / what we do:


At our Corby site we manufacture freshly prepared fruit, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, and fresh fruit patisserie and fruit jellies for the retail channel. For over 30 years, Orchard House Foods have remained the UK’s market leader in ready-to-eat fresh fruit products, fresh fruit patisserie and drinks for leading UK retailers. Our commitment to innovation and NPD is renowned, as is our investment in our people. Our manufacturing sites and processes are some of the best invested and cutting-edge in the industry and are certified to the BRC Global Standard for Food Manufacturing, Grade A.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.

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