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Production Scheduler

Supply Chain
14 Apr 2021
23 Apr 2021
Contract Type:
Job Advert
Are you passionate about optimising performance results?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience in production planning or scheduling?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to planning processes across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Production Scheduler to join our Planning Team, based at our Dudley Site.
This role provides real time co-ordination and optimisation of materials and labour capacity. Enabling the site to effectively track and meet order deadlines in a fast moving, frequently changing environment. 
Purpose of the role:

As a Production Scheduler you will analyse and process incoming data from various sources to produce a detailed production plan for a busy food manufacture site. 

Your key responsibilities as Production Scheduler will include:

Creating and managing daily scheduling processes to ensure targets are met. 
Being a pivotal link between planning and production management. 
Optimising production lines for the best financial outcome factoring in waste and raw material usage. 
Continually tracking actual performance versus planned performance to help push corrective actions. 
Management and utilization of materials including WIP products. 

What we are looking for:

Previous experience within a fast moving manufacturing environment. 
Excellent communication skills with colleagues of all levels. 
A high standard of IT proficiency including Microsoft Excel. 
The ability to adapt quickly using real time information updates.  
Flexibility to fit into a 4 on 4 off days, shift pattern. 

A little about us:
Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards. 
All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
Virtual interview process
Daily temperature screening
Rolling out risk based Lateral Flow Testing across operational sites
Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
Face coverings required in all shared spaces
Increased cleaning regimes across sites
Virtual meetings and remote working

What’s in it for you?
As a Production Scheduler you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.
We offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
6% Employer Matched Pension. 
Private Medical Cover
Life Assurance 
Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources
If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!
We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.