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Production Planner

Requisition ID 17244 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-AM1 
Posting Type LI 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry
A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.
About the role


The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the call off and placement of PO's for raw materials and packaging arwe executed and made available at the right time, in the right place and quantity, in line with a planned production schedule that reflects customer demand. They will also assist production with potential Colos issues and corrective actions to aid the smooth flow of the production plan.


Key responsibilities



  • Raw Material Call Off. Responsible for calling of required raw material and packaging items based on production plan whilst adhering to centrally defined inventory policy. Responsible for creating purchase orders on SAP with relevant approved suppliers.
  • Identifying Missing Material (Shortages). Responsible for Identifying any missing material (Shortages) and expediting the same at the least cost to ensure meeting production planning requirements, escalating where necessary.
  • Monitor Order Status and Resolve Issues with Supplier. This includes cancelling, pushing out and pulling in as required.
  • Manage Inventory Methods. Responsible for analysing inventory, assisting with the cycle counting procedure and setting safety stock levels to ensure no risk to supply but at most cost-effective method for site
  • Execute Continuous Improvement. Continuously improve standards set by executing 8 Step Practical Problem Solving and other KPS methodologies as appropriate.
  • Colos support – working to ensure product information is aligned and updated on the Colos system prior to production, and work to resolve any issues arising during production.
  • Completion of import / export paperwork as determined by Brexit implementation as and when required


Qualifications and skills



  • 2nd level academic qualifications (GSCE’s or equivalent) including key subjects Mathematics and English.
  • Minimum of 6 months experience working within a Production Planning Scheduling and/or material call off role in a manufacturing environment OR must have a minimum of 6 months experience working in a procurement/purchasing role within a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data.
  • Highly Proficient in the use of MS Office tools particularly Excel
  • Must have a robust working knowledge / experience in working with MRP / ERP based systems such as SAP



  • Experience gained in a Food Manufacturing environment
  • SAP and Colos experience would be an advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of various inventory policy methods would be an advantage and execution / implementation of the same


Kerry is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes application from all sections of the community


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