Production Planning Manager – Harwich, Essex

  • Job title : Production Planning Manager
  • Salary: Extremely competitive & Negotiable
  • Location: Harwich, Essex
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, permanent
  • Liaises with: Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Warehouse, Senior Leadership Team

We have a fantastic opportunity to lead the Production Planning function within our business. To be successful in this role, you will need experience of working within projects and be familiar with demand planning forecasting systems and tools.

Overall Role Purpose: 

To collate the company Demand Plan and organise production according to demand and quality standards. You will ensure that goods are produced on time for distribution in a profitable manner.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Co-ordinate collation of the demand plan for all production sku’s within the business.
  • Co-ordinate Production workflow for multiple products
  • Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to cover production demand
  • To evaluate and plan the weekly production using the demand plan to ensure stock is available to meet customer requirement
  • Collaborate with production team to ensure optimum productivity and timely completion of orders
  • Promptly address and resolve production issues to minimise delays in production
  • To plan and generate packaging orders based on forward forecast and production schedule
  • To demand plan raw materials based on forward forecast
  • To suggest new ways of working and automation to streamline and simplify current processes
  • To work with system development team in India to design automations of scheduling and planning tools to amalgamate all into one system

Essential Skills:

  • Proven experience working as a production planner
  • You will preferably have gained your experience within an FMCG manufacturing company with strong brands across multiple categories
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Sound knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and related software
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills


  • Free onsite parking
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Staff Discount Card
  • Dress down Fridays

If you want to join us on our exciting journey, have the experience and dedication to take us to the next level, we would love to hear from you.

As part of our recruitment process, you will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. Documentary evidence will be requested at the interview stage.


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