Production Planner


£25,000 - £35,000



This vacancy has been filled and is no longer available.

Production Planner / Scheduler – FMCG Manufacturer

  • Harrogate
  • Up to £35,000 pa, Dependent on Experience
  • Additional Company Benefits



Our client is a Harrogate super brand who produce a globally recognised product within the FMCG industry. Their award-winning and distinctive product is manufactured on their Harrogate site and distributed to premium brands across the UK and beyond. As a result of their impressive international recognition, they now have plans to further increase their manufacturing capabilities and as such are searching for a Production Planner to join their talented team.



You will be joining a dynamic and growing team at a globally recognised FMCG manufacturer. As Production Planner, you will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating products through the complete production cycle. You will be given autonomy to facilitate the flow of finished goods and materials in line with sales forecasts, whilst utilising Orchestrate Planning software to guarantee accurate stock holding balance. You will provide direction to the planning administrator and liaise with multiple internal teams to achieve business goals and ultimately ensure operational production efficiency.


Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Creation and maintenance of production schedules including maintenance shifts; ensuring work orders are prioritised for production efficiency, whilst meeting stock holding requirements.
  • Producing status reports on production progress, work in progress and raw material inventory.
  • Ensuring continuity of supply by providing supplier forecasts based on long-term production plans.
  • Raw materials stock data analysis, supply planning and ‘just in time’ movement scheduling.
  • Utilising company forecast data, stock calculator, supply chain software and Orchestrate Planning to determine appropriate stock levels for all finished goods; taking into account production capability, sales forecasting, shelf life, promotional activity, NPD’s, and any other factors that could affect stock position.
  • Providing detailed KPI’s on plant utilisation and plan v actuals on a daily, weekly, and long-term basis.
  • Attend weekly ops review meetings to provide insight on improving efficiency, reducing waste and optimising changeovers.
  • Taking ownership and going above and beyond, embracing any other duties to ensure operational efficiency.



Our ideal candidate will have prior experience scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment within the FMCG industry. You will have a solid understanding of production scheduling software, preferably Orchestrate and will be a champion of continuous improvement and best practice production planning/scheduling strategies, using your creative thinking and problem-solving skills to drive innovation.


We would love to speak to candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Previous success in a production planner, materials planner, scheduler, or supply chain planning role; FMCG industry experience is desirable.
  • Previous experience of production scheduling software, preferably Orchestrate Planning
  • Logical, analytical, and inquisitive approach to data analysis and problem-solving.
  • Excellent and effective communication skills with internal/external stakeholders at all levels both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to multitask as well as work on your own initiative.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced planner or scheduler with proven FMCG experience to join a dynamic and growing team in a globally recognised brand where you will play a pivotal part in their operational performance. If you feel you are suitable, please apply today by submitting your CV to Alternatively, to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Jonny McPartland directly on 07375 675 049 / 0113 332 0678.

Thank you for taking an interest in the role advertised. We’d like to confirm that each CV received is read thoroughly by a trained consultant; if your application is shortlisted then you will be contacted via telephone in the first instance. If we have not contacted you within 5 working days of your application, please understand that the CV received, and the information provided does not meet the requirements of the role. However, we endeavour to consider all applicants for future opportunities; should you wish to speak to the named consultant about your application, please contact us directly.

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