About the Role:
Weekend Production Planner
Are you an analytical thinker with an eye for detail?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience of working with a fast-paced environment?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to Planning across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Weekend Production Planner to join our operations Team, based at our Hereford site.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to build their planning experience and work within a fast moving and frequently changing environment. 
Working with an ambitious team who are an imperative part of our operations, this role will give you vast business overview and opportunity to liaise with various people and departments. 

Purpose of the role:
As a Weekend Production Planner, you will be responsible for the scheduling of the production lines and the materials required for product assembly in a timely and efficient manner.
Your key responsibilities as Weekend Production Planner will include:
  • Being the pivotal interface between planning and production to ensure on time delivery of our customers’ orders.
  • Being the key support to production management on daily operational deliverance, optimising and balancing production lines for the best financial outcome.
  • Ensuring planned targets are met by creating and managing daily scheduling processes.
  • Continual tracking of actual performance data against plan to ensure corrections can be made to keep on course
What we are looking for:
  • A logical thinker with strong numerical, analytical and evaluation skills.
  • High standard of IT Skills and advanced excel knowledge.
  • GCSE’s (or equivalent) in Maths and English.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to focus on the right priorities.
  • Ability to solve problems proactively and an effective decision maker.
  • Flexible, adaptable and eager to learn.
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 Weekend Production Planner, 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:
  • 31 Days Holiday
  • 5% Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • 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. 

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