Production Planner


Production Planner

Cornwall based

FMCG Manufacturing

Working on behalf of our client BPSS are looking for an experienced Production Planner to work in Cornwall.

You will be working closely with Planning Manager facilitating the efficient planning of production in the high risk area.

You will also be responsible for the control of further processed and boxed stock, ensuring adherence to technical restrictions.

You will be working in close liaison with production management, sales teams and the technical department.

The role:

  • 8am till 4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • 28 holidays including Bank Hols
  • Company pension 5%
  • 2 x life assurance after probation
  • Development and progression opportunities


Planning Manager

We are looking for an experienced Planning Manager to lead a team that creates optimised planning/scheduling of process materials, and organise production requirements efficiently in line with our customers needs.

People (Build Our Talent)

  • Encourages the contribution of others and takes their views into account
  • Builds and maintains good relationships with suppliers, customers and colleagues by adopting the most appropriate approach to deal with people and situations.
  • Persuades, convinces and influences others. Identifies the best tactics to suit specific situations in order to win support, gain co-operation or overcome and modify barriers


  • To provide interface between Operations and Commercial teams
  • To maintain accurate Promotion Calendars and forecasts
  • To provide forecast interpretation: production schedules, factory loading, MRP, inventory projections
  • To balance factory capacity and demand
  • To manage material ordering schedules and inventory control
  • To support and deliver New Product Development projects
  • To challenge operational performance
  • To facilitate delivery of Projects and Engineering shutdowns
  • To manage and develop teams through PDMs and coaching
  • To optimise production planning and scheduling
  • To establish a lean and agile Supply Chain through CI projects
  • To promote development of systems through use of SAP and Arolink
  • To promote collaborative planning with suppliers
  • To satisfy abnormal demand / supply associated with Bank Holidays and planned shutdowns at site and at suppliers

Skills & Knowledge

  • Experienced user of SAP & Arolink
  • Attendance and completion of Building Winning Teams programmes as required
  • Previous Planning & Scheduling experience (Essential)
  • Previous Capacity Planning experience (Essential)
  • Previous MRP, Purchasing or Stock Control experience (Desirable)
  • Project Management experience
  • Organisational ability
  • Supplier- and customer-facing experience
  • Strong influence and communication skills


  • Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm
  • Company pension
  • x4 life assurance policy after probation and single person medical cover
  • Career progression and opportunities


Major Recruitment Oldbury are delighted to be recruiting for a professional manufacturing organisation in the Stourport-On-Severn area who are seeking an experience Buyer to start immediately.

This role is fully office based and DOES NOT offer remote/ hybrid working options

Duties and tasks will include:

  • Work with suppliers and influence stakeholders to drive delivery of procurement objectives.
  • Support development and implementation of innovation strategy.
  • Deliver KPI’s relating to cost, cash, quality, service and continuity of supply for the portfolio.
  • Understand market and analyse trends to be able to make informed buying decisions for the business.
  • Understanding business requirements and structuring agreements to meet those requirements.
  • Minimise risk to continuity of supply by carrying out supplier risk assessments, supplier audits and implementing corrective actions as required.
  • Conducting market tenders and managing the evaluation across a cross-functional team to determine supplier selection.
  • Ensure all procurement activity is carried out in line with internal policy and procedure.

Candidates welcome to apply for the role will have the following:

  • A minimum 3 years experience within a procurement role, preferably within a manufacturing organisation
  • IT literate with knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
  • Knowledge of internal business procedure and processes
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to build good working Relationships with Suppliers & Internal Customers
  • Excellent attention-to-detail
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, changing environment
  • Level 4 CIPS or willingness to Study for CIPS

Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm and a 1pm finish on a Friday.

Free parking is available.