Senior Production Planner

  • £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Date: 17th Nov 2019   
Are you an experienced Planner that is ready for your next step in your career? Perhaps you are already in a senior post but keen to explore your next challenge?

Our client are a highly successful and award winning manufacturer that has undergone significant investment across site in the last 12 months. With the mentality of constantly looking to improve and ambitious plans over 2020, they are looking for determined professionals to join their team to continue the positive momentum.

You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and have prior experience within a similar post in a food or drinks manufacturing environment.

You will be familiar with working within a fast paced environment and would prove advantageous to have previously worked with the leading UK retailers. You will work closely directly with the customer and have the opportunity to get out on the road. Building rapport/relationships will come easy to you and prospects of maintaining and further growing this relationship will be exciting.

You will oversee the day to day planning of the site but your primary focus will be a strategic approach to the upcoming weeks and months of the business. Your direct reports will oversee the day to day. With this in mind, you will be a natural leader and have previous experience working with and managing a small team.

IT skills are essential and have excellent organisation and problem solving skills. The site primarily use Excel which means that skills in this area are crucial.

Reporting to the Planning Manager you will support the established team and think outside the box; innovation is welcome within this team and your voice will be heard.

Your experience will lie within production planning but experience overseeing materials/demand etc. would be desirable although not essential.

If you feel you meet these criteria and are seeking an exceptional opportunity then an updated copy of your CV is required for this application. ZEST are specialists at food manufacturing recruitment; we offer a more dynamic and thorough recruitment service into the food and drink industry.

If this particular opportunity is not right or you are looking for confidential advice about the industry, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa-Marie Dienel on 01780 483 999 or email