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Packaging Planner x 2

Kettle Produce Limited is one of the major suppliers of fresh and pre-packed vegetables in the UK. We are a dynamic and customer focused business and our packaging department plays a pivotal role in the successful operation of the business.

We currently have requirements for Packaging Planner’s within our Packaging Team.

Packaging Planners are responsible for ensuring all Production demand requirements are supported, whilst maintaining accurate stock levels through effective supplier management, stock control and stock issuing procedures.

The successful candidate should have an awareness of quality and safety procedures, be cost conscious and demonstrate excellent attention to detail and accuracy in their work. In addition, candidates must have excellent communication skills and be able to maintain effective communication channels with both internal and external customers to enable seamless, efficient information flow.

Experience of working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Email would be advantageous.  The role includes duties such as:

  • Sales forecasting to determine material demand, using historical and future sales data
  • Placing of purchase orders for material call off to maintain optimum stock level
  • Purchasing to be done at most cost-effective volume
  • Chair weekly conference calls with strategic suppliers
  • Work with Operations to measure and improve on packaging waste
  • Work with Operations to provide the most efficient packaging solution
  • Manage stock levels to cater for seasonal changes
  • Replenish lineside stock holding to ensure continuity of supply
  • Daily communication with packaging warehouse team to advise on intake schedule
  • Work with NPD and Technical on new design process

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