Production Planner, Leeds (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. Arla®, Cravendale®, Anchor®,  Lurpak® and Castello® – 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.

In this role you will report to the Senior Manager for Operational Milk Planning. As Bulk Cream Planner you will plan and schedule all bulk cream loads exported from Arla sites to satisfy internal demand and external sales contracts.  This role is initially offered as a 6 month secondment opportunity.

Make an Impact
A challenging and varied role, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Generating weekly plans using site exports and demands
  • Implementing daily updates and ad hoc changes
  • Communicating detailed timing schedules to sites, customers and our logistics team
  • Minimising the overall cost of moving cream
  • Monitoring and liaising with the Westbury site, Planning Team and Trading team
  • Minimising short notice changes and distress sales of cream
  • Generating KPI of short term changes and effect on costs
  • Completing Christmas schedules and providing input to medium-term plan

Develop your Knowledge
To be successful in this role you will have experience of working in a customer service or scheduling/planning role dealing with multiple stake-holders in a fast moving business. As a confident Excel user you will have experience of manipulating data and spreadsheets. This role represents an excellent opportunity for a entry level planning professional to develop their knowledge and skillset.

Please apply online as soon as possible but no later than 18th October 2017.  For informal queries please contact hiring manager Mark Morgan.

Please apply via this LINK.


United Kingdom