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Supply Planner

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Date: 08-Jul-2019

Location: Rugby, GB

Company: Britvic

Come and work for one of the most dynamic, creative and trusted Soft Drinks Companies in the world!

We are currently seeking a Supply Planner to join our biggest site within the UK at Rugby, we have recently invested over £240 million pounds on state of the art machinary and equipment and we are growing and growing, so it is an exciting time to join us!

You must have 2 years of skills within Planning, and extensive knowledge of SAP.  A soft drinks or FMCG background is advantagious, however not essential. Please read below for a detailed  job description and please apply if this is suitable to you!


About the Role:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide a link with procurement teams and brands teams to ensure supplier and innovation activities are delivered to maximum effectiveness.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively plan production and materials to drive availability of the Britvic product portfolio and efficient levels of inventory.
  • Inform & influence all stakeholders to ensure that the forecast is understood and risks & contingencies are agreed to maintain availability.
  • Provide the key link between the Demand Supply Planning Function, the Site Operations teams and the Drive Site Teams.
  • 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.
  • Proactively work with the Availability Manager Group and Drive Site in order to maximise direct deliveries to customers, and reduce internal transport movements
  • Proactively participate in projects and lead the logistics Operations element.
  • Lead central operational planning projects that deliver changes and waste reduction. 
  • Lead Zero Loss initiatives to improve quality of performance and reduce overall GB&I Operations costs.
  • To maintain and update Master Data to ensure production plans are robust.
  • Where appropriate take on key user responsibilities to drive best practice and process adherence within the planning group


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

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





We’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees – in fact this is at the heart of our company culture and values, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

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