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Job Description

A Production Planner is required by CareerWise Recruitment for our Tipperary based client. This is an opportunity to join a select team within a major FMCG production facility.

Role of this position

  • Develop detailed production schedules and optimize use of all capacities in each stage of the Supply Chain Process
  • Review historical sales trends, prepare forecast data, develop statistical forecast models, and evaluate forecast results
  • Interact with sales to understand demand forecast variables and to ensure that current and accurate information is used for demand forecasts
  • Lead the planning meetings to review, reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model
  • Manage, coordinate and plan all production materials and services for the organisation, ensuring that the supply needs are in time and quality and GMP compliance are met
  • Liaise with internal departments to prepare weekly production, purchasing and logistics schedules and ensure that targets are met
  • Draw up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of production to meet logistics dates according to sales forecasts and customer orders
  • Monitor production plans/performance weekly and realign to ensure the purchasing strategy fully supports both production and project targets
  • Monitor inventory levels and report any deviation from plan and implement corrective actions where applicable
  • 1 direct report - Assistant Production Planner


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in forecasting/ planning/scheduling in an FMCG manufacturing organisation
  • IIPMM or relevant materials management qualification an advantage
  • Strong working knowledge of leading Planning, Logistics & Procurement Tools, Processes, Methods and Reporting Techniques. Process orientated approach to work
  • Excellent Project Management skills. Ability to implement process improvements at a site and Planning/Procurement team level.

Please call Gillian Dunphy today for further information on 061-365969 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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Manufacturing & Production

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CareerWise Recruitment. EastGate Village, EastGate, Little Island, Cork.

Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900