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Wednesbury
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Factory Based
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From £28,000 + Shift allowance £3,785.60
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Permanent Contract

About the Role:

Who are we, and what do we do?

You may not have heard of us, but there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed our products. Avara Foods is one of the UK’s leading food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the country’s major supermarkets and well-known restaurants.

We own and manage our entire supply chain, from farms to factory and all the way to the customer door – meaning we have careers that cover a whole range of functions. We have major processing sites across England and Wales, and an agricultural network of over 350 farms, spanning from North Yorkshire to the South Coast and Wales.

A little about our Wednesbury site:

Our advanced manufacturing site in Wednesbury, West Midlands, is our newest advanced manufacturing site, and we’ve invested around £4.7 million into state-of-the-art facilities.

Our Wednesbury site is a flagship Added Value centre for Avara, which employ over 150 talented individuals at the site, who help to supply some of the UK’s largest supermarkets and popular restaurants!

About the Role:

Are you passionate about Planning?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience in a fast paced environment?

As an inclusive, forward-thinking business, we take pride in our approach to investing in our Production across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Scheduler to join our Team, based at our Wednesbury site.

The role is factory and office based, so you’ll be working in a fast-paced, dynamic FMCG factory environment which is noisy and refrigerated in some areas, manufacturing short shelf life products where hygiene standards are critical.  As a Production Coordinator you’ll be working Monday to Friday 16:30 - 01:00 

What will you be doing as a Scheduler at Avara?

As a Scheduler you’ll take part in the Scheduling of the production lines and the materials required for product assembly. You will Operate in a fast moving, high volume, and frequently changing environment where there is significant amount of incoming data from various sources which requires the ability to analyse, process, make decisions and communicate effectively.


What will your key responsibilities as a Scheduler include?

  • Creating and managing daily scheduling processes ensuring planned targets are met.
  • Pivotal interface between planning (supply management) and production to ensure on time delivery of customer orders.
  • Key support to production management on daily operational deliverance.
  • Material management and utilisation including WIP management.
  • Optimise and balance production lines for best efficiency.
  • Commercial focus on minimising waste and optimising raw material usage.
  • Continual tracking of actual performance data against plan to ensure corrections can be made to keep on course for planned attainment, and to use this data to continuously improve personal and functional performance.
  • Communicate in an effective and timely manner.

    What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to focus on the right priorities
  • Ability to solve problems proactively and make effective decisions
  • Good accuracy and attention to detail
  • A logical thinker with strong numerical, analytical and evaluation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High standard of IT skills and advanced excel knowledge.

The benefits of working for Avara Foods:

As a  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 long-term career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

  • From £28,000 per annum.
  • Additional shift allowance of £3,785.60 per annum
  • 31 days holiday allowance
  • 6% pension
  • Various lifestyle benefits, such as cashback perks, exclusive shopping discounts from well known retailers, and discounted cinema tickets!
  • Wellbeing resources, including free online health advice & support, and wellbeing assessments.
  • Subsidised staff canteen
  • Free staff parking

What happens after you apply for this role?

After you’ve applied, you’ll be contacted in due course by a Resourcing Officer at our Wednesbury site, to discuss your application and CV further. There’ll also be a chance for you to ask us any questions you may have about the role.

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.

INDHP #TheAvaraWay

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