Production Planner

26 / 11 / 2021

  • West Coast
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Manufacturing / Planning


The company
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Production Planner to join a well-established and highly successful food manufacturing business in a newly-created role. The company continues to go from strength to strength and their impressive organic growth has been achieved through supplying a range of the highest quality food products and ongoing increased demand from their overseas markets. With a visionary leadership team and a first-class sustainable product range, their future looks bright and the business is well-positioned for continued growth.
A subsidiary of an international food group, the business benefits from significant financial backing and continued investment into state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, systems, processes, and people. The business prides itself on its product range, an absolute commitment to first-class customer service and delivery, and its contribution to its people and the local community. Recent growth and investment have seen the headcount of the site double and continued growth is set to benefit current and future employees alike.
The opportunity 
You will take on an integral role in the supply chain team. Reporting to the Planning Manager, the Production Planner is responsible for the day-to-day management of materials, working as part of a team to achieve optimum stock holding to ensure continuity of supply whilst containing working capital to a minimum. This is a pivotal role where you will work closely with key stakeholders across the business including supply chain, procurement, sales, and manufacturing.
This is a varied role and your key responsibilities will include (though not be limited to):

  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly production and capacity plans
  • Effective management of supply planning and any constraints or challenges to day-to-day production targets
  • Lead S&OP from a production planning perspective
  • Resolve daily production issues and communicate the outcome to relevant stakeholders
  • To maintain, monitor, and report KPIs and complete all administration required within materials and packaging management
  • Contribute at operational meetings, provide feedback to the team and make recommendations to improve performance
  • Continuously maintain and improve systems and procedures for materials control
  • Process purchase orders and maintenance of accurate master data
  • Continuously build and develop long-lasting customer and supplier relationships
  • Provide weekly forecast updates to the supply base, highlighting key events and changes

How do you fit in?
You will be experienced in production planning with a deep understanding of the wider supply chain and production management. You will be working in a fast-paced and complex environment, so the ability to accurately, at speed is essential. Committed to the highest standards of customer delivery and committed to ongoing learning and professional development, you will be eager to continue to grow your career in supply chain.

Due to the continued success and growth of the business, coupled with the preference to promote and progress people internally, there is considerable scope to develop your career into either procurement or a more senior supply chain role in the future.
This opportunity will suit either local candidates or those looking to relocate. The area offers an enviable lifestyle, low-cost housing, a family-friendly environment with good education options, and exceptional career opportunities for suitably talented and ambitious individuals.

Salary is dependent on experience, though is expected to be in the region of $80000 base salary, plus benefits. You will also receive support, training, and given the opportunity to take on new responsibilities to assist you in learning and growing your career.

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you’d like to find out more and for a confidential discussion please call Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email

  • Food Manufacturing
  • Well-established and high growth business
  • High potential for growth and development

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Wayne Fry
Manager, Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement

Quite simply I connect talented supply chain candidates with exceptional supply chain opportunities. My extensive networks and experience in the sector make me a specialist Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement recruiter. I’m passionate about achieving the best possible results for my clients and candidates. I do this through offering a bespoke solution to clients, by…

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