Supply Planner - 6 Month FTC

Date: 6 Jun 2024

Location: Rugby, GB, CV21 1HA

Company: Britvic



6 Month Contract 



At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.  


We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Tango, J2O, R. White’s & London Essence. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.



About the Role:


  1. Lead the day to day management of manufacturing planning across the operational factory site / co-pack supplier in order to deliver optimised customer service availability whilst driving maximum supply chain efficiencies through inventory management and waste reduction.
  2. Support factory operational management teams to deliver manufacturing efficiencies and output performance, whilst engaging with Customer Logistics to drive forecast accuracy and maximise volume sales.
  3. Provide a link with procurement teams and brands teams to ensure supplier and innovation activities are delivered to maximum effectiveness.


Key Responsibilities:


  1. Proactively plan production and materials to drive availability of the Britvic product portfolio and efficient levels of inventory.
  2. Inform & influence all stakeholders to ensure that the forecast is understood and risks & contingencies are agreed to maintain availability. 
  3. Provide the key link between the Demand Supply Planning Function, the Site Operations teams and the Drive Site Teams.
  4. Lead and present at local / Copack review meetings (planning meeting, rate review meeting, period review meeting) to ensure that short term demand and business volume requirements are understood.
  5. Proactively work with the Collaboration Manager Group and Drive Site in order to maximise direct deliveries to customers, and reduce internal transport movements
  6. Proactively participate in projects and lead the logistics Operations element.
  7. Lead central operational planning projects that deliver changes and waste reduction.  
  8. Lead Focused Improvement initiatives to improve quality of performance and reduce overall GB&I Operations costs. 
  9. To maintain and update Master Data to ensure production plans are robust.
  10. Where appropriate take on key user responsibilities to drive best practice and process adherence within the planning group


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:


  1. ERP and SAP R3 experience is preferred.
  2. Strong MS Office skills, especially Excel is essential
  3. Experience of technical supply planning skills of Stock modelling, Master data, reporting is preferred
  4. Awareness of end-to-end supply chain planning and processes is preferred.
  5. Proven record of working to deadlines and prioritisation of workload.
  6. Able to work on a cross functional enviroment.





  1. 5 GCSEs or equivalent
  2. Bussiness or Operations qualification preferred.


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive