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This role will be responsible for the day to day running of the material planning team and function, you will ensure that your team has the right levels of support, metrics and tools available to them to carry out their jobs effectively. You will also be the driving force behind planning processes to guarantee your team can scale to meet a complex multi site environment.

You will act as a point of contact for stakeholders outside of the planning team and ensure good cross functional relationships are created and maintained between the teams, you will focus on delivering improvements to your teams processes and the wider supply chain.

You will continually challenge behaviours and processes to find smarter ways of working that contribute towards a noiseless planning operation.

What you'll do (job tasks and responsibilities)
  • Oversee the day to day operations of the Materials Planning team and Supply Chain Coordinators
  • Ensure that material scheduling strategy and processes are in place and work effectively in order to ensure material supply meets production requirements
  • Ensure that product is planned to be moved between sites effectively to meet demand in the most cost effective way
  • Organise your team effectively to cover holiday and sickness
  • Take ownership of any planning issues that arise and liaise with relevant stakeholders to resolve
  • Develop processes and use Continuous Improvement to drive down waste levels and increase efficiency
  • Be the link between the planning team and other stakeholders to ensure the planning team focus on their core responsibilities
  • Continually look to Identify and implement improvements to the material planning and transfer processes
  • Provide coaching and guidance to your direct team through regular 121's and performance reviews
  • Design, develop and implement flexible solutions which help support the companies growth plans

Skills, knowledge and abilities required to be effective in this position
  • Experience in a Planning Management role
  • Ability to work in fast-paced evolving environment
  • Proven Management skills with the ability to drive a high performing team
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel
  • High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new software
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Highly analytical and enjoys problem solving
  • Experience using ERP, MRP, WMS systems
  • Experience in a food supply chain environment desirable but not essential

  • Shelf life to customer
  • Waste %
  • Availability
  • Stock Cover

Our Culture

You're a confident self-starter, able to juggle multiple projects in a dynamic, exciting and entrepreneurial environment. You're initiative and a problem-solver with an eagle eye for detail. You'll consistently go the extra mile to apply and achieve a high standard across everything you do.

Dream - Today's good is tomorrow's mediocre. We're always looking for ways to improve Gousto, our team and ourselves.

Deliver - We understand where we can add the most value and obsess about making improvements every day.

Care - We can only achieve big things by working collaboratively. We respect different people's skills, experience and points of view. We work as one team.
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Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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