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Factory Planner

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Job Title: Factory Planner

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday 6am-3pm however weekend working is required 2 full weekends of 6

Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 (dependent upon experience)


On-site car park

Close to town

Free Wi-Fi

Fresh Rewards Discount Scheme I.e. Cycle to work, retail discounts

Employee Forum

Employee fun day/gala dinner

Life assurance



Who are Freshtime?

Freshtime is a privately-owned company founded in 2000 supplying major retailers with prepared vegetables. The site has had over £14 million invested in it to have their own purpose-built site.

Continuously investing in our factory, our processes and our people are key to our success and ensure that we are always leading the way in our markets.

Freshtime is at the heart of the UK fresh produce industry covering 82,500 square feet, employing around 350 staff and ideally located to supply customers throughout the country.


This Position

Your overall responsibility is to plan equipment, ingredients and packaging to meet factory plans and:

Maintain production plans

Ensure all materials are available to fulfil plans

Monitor material yields, usages and losses

Facilitate efficiency improvements

Maintain short term order forecasts

Set up new ingredients for new product launches

Help maintain to long term order forecasts

Fill in KPI information

Record plan attainment

Be able to assist in all aspects of the planning department and ensure effective communication within the team, internal departments, suppliers and customers.

If you think you could bring something new to our Planning Department and keen to progress in your career, send your CV to our HR Department; hr@freshtime.co.uk


The Candidate

The ideal candidate will need to have planning experience and have worked within the food industry.

Also proficient in Microsoft Excel and knowledge of a MRP/ERP system would be an advantage.

Good attention to detail and numeracy skills are key for this role.