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Senior Planner / Team Lead

Requisition ID: 52213 
Position Type: FT Permanent 
Workplace Arrangement:  #LI-Onsite 

About Kerry


Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

About the role


The Senior Planner/Team Lead is responsible for ensuring efficient working methods and procedures within the planning team. Key responsibilities include assessing team performance, adjusting processes, coaching and guiding team members, managing key issues, and preparing KPI reports. The Senior Planner also collaborates with other departments, optimizes production capacity, monitors product availability, and participates in cross-functional projects.

What will I be doing?

  • Responsible for efficient working methods and procedures.
  • Assesses performances, adjusts, instructs and educates (coaches and guides
  • Manages key issues that occur.
  • Responsible for KPI reports (Daily tracker, OTIF, Inventory).
  • Pilot the planning Team to reach Excellence in Service. 
  • Supports the Supply Planner to have the right MTS/MTO Strategy and correct SS in place.
  • Identifies problems, sets priorities and coordinates with scheduling, material call off, transport, and customer care.
  • Composes overviews in relation to actual orders and actual production orders.
  • Makes proposals and prepares concrete plans to utilise production capacity optimally.
  • Monitors/manages the availability of products in middle to long term.
  • Support calls with internal & external customers when required.
  • Work with the demand planning team to improve Forecast Accuracy and with External sites to ensure Forecast is flowing through the system.
  • Collects, organises and analyses the orders, production, and supply information.
  • Informs production about the capacity plan.
  • Coordination of orders between customer care and production incl. optimization of delivery dates.
  • Work with Logistic Manager to ensure timely deliveries and no issues on WH space / workload.
  • Composes various overviews and gives explanations.
  • Analyses and explains deviations.
  • Development and optimization of planning processes and parameters.
  • Setup planning parameters for new products.
  • Participate in bi-weekly NPI meetings.
  • Participation in cross functional projects.

What do I need in order to be successful?


  • Strong professional experience in planning - preferably in Food /Drink Industry
  • Previous managing people experience would be preferred
  • Business Degree / or CIPS / Part Qualified
  • SAP Experience preferred , or experience in capacity planning on in ERP systems
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills required
  • This role will report to the Supply Chain Manager and will have some direct reports.
  • This individual will be required to work closely with Production and other functions to ensure the KPI's are met

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Recruiter: #LI-MU1 
Posting Type: LI 


Please note: We do not accept CVs or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies where Kerry terms of business have not been signed. Additionally, we will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter fee under these circumstances. This also applies to CVs or candidate profiles sent directly to any Kerry Hiring Managers.

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