McCarthy Recruitment Ltd
£23,000 per annum
31 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Planner
Location: Warwickshire
Salary: up to £23,000
Role: Permanent

  • As a Planner you will be instrumental to control end-to-end supply chain activities on bulk and raw materials to meet operational activities. As part of a team structure you need to sharp at time management and working to tight deadlines.
  • Set-up, manage and follow up all administration systems and procedures to convert consumer demand into purchase orders and/or schedules for designated vendors to ensure product availability and delivery
  • Manage the delivery and shipment deadlines, identifying and mitigating risk to ensure accurate intake of stock according to plan levels, providing accurate updates on any issues
  • To process and manage purchase orders for stock, raw materials and components and provide up-to-date schedules and due by dates for production, warehousing and commercial departments
  • Ensure delivery schedule is managed through lead times/due date maintenance, flag any slippage and be proactive in dealing with the issues
  • Develop production plans for suppliers in line with departmental sales and stock targets.
  • Provide information and analysis to asses levels of slow moving & dormant stock and work with the team to clear and maintain reduced levels
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the customer and supply base to understand which are the most appropriate levers to use to maximise business performance
  • Manage direct report - Material Co-Ordinator
The Person
  • Numerate, good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills
  • Experience in FMCG/retail environment
  • PC & systems literate ideally AS400 and Excel with some experience of SAP
  • Ability to build relationships both with suppliers and internal multi-discipline teams
  • Commercial insight
  • Time Management and working to tight deadlines
  • Determined, tenacious and resilient
  • Optimistic and open-minded to change
  • Customer focused
  • Positive, resourceful and energetic team worker
  • Drive to continuously improve self and team performance


Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: West Midlands, Warwickshire


This role is being handled by McCarthy Recruitment, award winning specialist retail and HR recruitment consultancy covering the whole of the UK. McCarthy is like no other recruitment agency you will have worked with; our difference is our commitment to providing a professional and personalised recruitment service of the highest quality.

We provide our candidates with a consultative, honest, high quality and efficient service which develops long term relationships ensuring we become the preferred consultancy for all our clients and candidates. We pride ourselves on understanding people - we are real, we get to the real you and we will get you real results. But then, put simply - It`s the way we work.