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Production Planner & Scheduler

Job Location: ​Alfreton​


Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

We have an opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic individual to join us as a Production Scheduler. In this role you will be part of a busy team responsible for ensuring that our delicious range of products are made at the right time in order to satisfy customer demand. Working closely with a number of departments and at the heart of our operations team, you will use your skills to co-ordinate the necessary resources of labour, raw materials and packaging to meet finished goods production targets.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Creating and monitoring weekly schedules for specified production areas to meet both short and long term forecast and demand.
  • Reviewing production performance against key deliverables and provide support in identifying and resolving production issues.
  • Regular communication with Production Managers to manage the expectations of their specified area regarding outputs, production and KPI’s.
  • Reviewing inventory levels through long term planning to maximize sales and production efficiencies.
  • Co-ordinating with relevant Production Managers and staff to limit stock write off

Who we are looking for:

If you have an understanding of production scheduling then fantastic - but as full training will be provided your enthusiasm and ability to learn will be key. You will need to have great computer skills – particularly in Microsoft Excel and be quick to pick up  different software packages. Experience of SAP would be beneficial. Your ability  to work well as part of a team will be critical to your success, as will your attention to detail and your enjoyment of working with numerical data and ability to think logically. You will relish the challenge of planning with a focus on a 6 week horizon and will have a flexible approach to be able to adjust and re-plan within tight timescales in order to effectively manage operational constraints. 

This is an amazing opportunity to gain or develop your skills and knowledge within a global organization working with iconic brands.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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