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Planner - Fixed Term Contract, Aylesbury

Scheduler / Planner - Fixed Term Contract

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


We are looking for a Planner / Scheduler to join our new dairy in Aylesbury on a Fixed Term Contract until May 2017 to cover maternity leave. Reporting into the Scheduling Team Leader and Supply Chain Manager you will operate a rotating shift pattern of both days and nights. The Supply Chain department plays a fundamental part in ensuring that site, business and customer expectations are met at all times. You will be part of a high performance team both delivering and supporting other functions to meet challenging team and personal goals.


You will provide accurate forecasting and planning services to facilitate the management of production, demand and supply requirements. You will actively contribute to defining and continually improving best practice for an integrated planning function. You will be responsible for creating plans from milk intake and milk processing to finished goods storage/despatch whilst delivering sustainability targets and other Must Win Battles of the Aylesbury Dairy.

Responsibilities in these roles will include optimising customer service levels and product availability by managing stock profiles and providing optimised production plans on both a short and long term horizon. You will identify and report risks to plan delivery, optimising the plan across all departments to prevent delays, minimise waste and reduce costs. Managing the impact of sales demand due to special events, promotions and seasonal profiles, you will perform effective and timely analysis and reporting of KPIs to identify and adopt best practice within the Supply Chain Team and the wider dairy.


Working effectively with other members of the supply chain team to balance work load and provide break coverage, you will be required to support colleagues by sharing knowledge, best practice and offering guidance to raise the standards of the whole team. Developing an atmosphere of change that will positively contribute towards the advancement of all functions relating to the manufacturing operation, you will maintain, use and assist in the development of contingency applications and processes.



To be successful in these roles you will be educated to A-level standard, preferably within Maths or Science related disciplines. You will have previous experience of Planning / Scheduling and a good knowledge of supply chain processes and supporting systems (ideally SAP) within am FMCG industry environment (preferably food, beverage or chilled goods but open minded). You will have a good level of numeracy with the ability to manage, analyse and interpret data being proficient in office IT programs especially Excel. You must have the ability to think quickly and create short term plans to achieve customer requirements in a fast paced, pressurised envirornment.

In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that recognises and rewards talent.


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