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West Sussex (UK)
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Title: Planning Manager (12 Months FTC)

Sector: Food Manufacturing

Salary: £40,000 + Company Benefits

Shift Pattern: Monday – Friday

Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom

Oliver Carol Recruitment has once again partnered on an exclusive basis with a category leading food manufacturing business. This is a business that has been on an exciting growth journey over the past 12 months, a journey that has seen them increase turnover by over 30%! This increase has fuelled exciting expansion plans including a weighty innovation pipeline and additional headcount being added to the business.

This period of rapid growth has now led them to creating a brand new position in the business; Planning Manager.

The Planning Manager appointment is a pivotal role that will see you lead the planning function, where you will deliver development, planning and reporting tools to create critical insight for the entire business.  


  • You will master the scheduling framework, scheduling tool design and implementation, and short-range capacity planning.
  • Maximise the use of the ERP system with a view to look at short, medium and long-term developments to improve business efficiency
  • Support rough cut capacity planning in conjunction with the Head of Supply Chain and to support with highlighting ahead of time capacity constraints and advising on solutions.
  • You will be the Planning lead with the Supply Chain’s in the customer base and internally with the Commercial Team.

We have recently placed a number of your future colleagues, and reports following on-boarding have been glowing. We can authentically say that this is a business you will want to work with!

A prerequisite for this role is FMCG planning experience, coupled with extensive understanding and intellect in using (and getting the best out of) an ERP System.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an organisation that truly cares for and invests in its people and want to apply your excellent FMCG planning knowledge into building a new function, then apply for this Planning Manager position with this market leading FMCG manufacturer today!

As an exclusive partner to the business, all  initial CVs will be handled by Oliver Carol Recruitment in the first instance. Please forward yours to Mark Birchenough