Job Summary 

This role of Supply Chain Planner is to utilise our ERP and MRP systems to ensure we have sufficient supply of all raw materials and packaging so that our factories can always run when required and that our costs are managed within Budget.  This will primarily be achieved by utilising our M3 and Op Centre systems, and there will also be reporting suites integrated with our systems outside of this to maintain such things as performance updates, KPI’s, storage costs, etc.

As part of the Group Supply Chain, the above would be relevant to more than one site.  Strong relationships need to be formed with all of our customers, suppliers and colleagues to obtain the most accurate data in terms of demand. To manage the supply and meet our customer expectations with no waste. Lean planning is imperative to ensure 100% service to production whilst maintaining optimal stock levels to mitigate obsolescence and effectively managing change.

Cross-functional working will be needed with Commercial, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Procurement, NPD and Technical. It is essential to have good communication skills and the ability to operate at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

Production Planning 
Able to manage the creation of daily/weekly/monthly production plans to keep the business within targeted stock levels. Scheduling production that creates an efficient run order to maximise output and minimise changeovers with no waste. Liaising with Production and site management teams on line capability, run rates and shifts to achieve this. Attending all relevant site and supply chain meetings when required.
Raw Materials / Packaging Planning
Able to manage raw materials and packaging requirements, arranging deliveries and call offs from suppliers to ensure timely delivery to site within an agreed stock holding within our MRP system. Managing materials/packaging changeovers and spot short-term promotional requirements whilst minimising obsolescence. Ensuring change of materials are handled within M3 so that MRP runs smoothly and avoids waste. Investigate, resolve and fix root cause of invoice queries for raw materials/packaging procurement. Attending all relevant site and supply chain meetings when required.
Data Reporting and Project Work:
Reporting all daily/weekly KPI’s and ensuring all master data is current and accurate. Assisting our Procurement team and suppliers with the latest forward forecasts. Reviewing capacities and costs of external storage for both materials/packaging and Finished Goods. Be an active member and contributor to various group supply chain and business wide projects
 What you will need for the role / what it will take:


  • Extensive experience in a Supply Chain based role ideally both FMCG and Frozen environments.
  • Advanced Excel knowledge and skills
  •  A full understanding of ERP and MRP, and other stock control and purchasing systems.
  • Attention to detail and Strong Organisational skills about to work to competing priorities
  • Experience of planning systems (Preactor would be advantageous)


What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary / rate of pay
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 Bank Holiday 
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • A day off work to support our charity partners
  • Flexible working options
  • Pension
  • Medical benefit
  • And access to a HUB that offers many discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers

About Us

The Hain Daniels Group is one of the UK's leading food companies. We create food and drink products with natural goodness at their core. We're the business behind a host of household brands - Hartley's jams and jellies, Sun-Pat peanut butters, New Covent Garden Soup Co., Linda McCartney's meat free food, and Yorkshire Provender to name a few. Nearly half of our business is private label - we create quality freshly prepared fruit and juices, desserts, soups, sweet spreads and meat free products for our retail partners.

Our Vision

To make it easier for everyone to lead a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Without our great team of people, this vision couldn't be our reality.

Top Talent across the UK

Over our 5 sites up and down the UK, we employ circa 1,100 people in roles within Production, Supply Chain, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and through to our Finance, HR, IT and beyond. Each of our colleagues is vital to our continued success. That's why we target the best talent, and help to develop them through the ranks. In fact, almost a third of our vacancies were internal promotions and transfers last year.

Our Business behaviours

As a business we strive to promote from within and our underlying business behaviours really enable us to drive this strategic objective. We believe we can provide an opportunity for all individuals to grow and achieve with Hain Daniels through demonstrating core behaviours such as ambition & energy, collaborative working, honest communication, innovation, delivering excellent quality, embracing versatility and equality

If Hain Daniels sounds like the company you'd like to contribute your energy and enthusiasm towards, and come on an exciting journey with us, then we can't wait to hear from you!