Production Planner – Food Manufacturing (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Highly Accountable Role with the Opportunity to Really Make a Difference
  • Very Successful & Well Established Australian Company Experiencing Continuous Growth
  • Highly Supportive and Friendly Senior Management Team



Based in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, our client is a successful Australian owned and operated manufacturing business that supplies its range of products to the food industry. The business has been growing rapidly for over a decade and, through a substantial investment in its plant and equipment, has resulted in a multi-million dollar company. Its products are ingredients supplied to food manufacturing companies that includes several well-recognised FMCG brands.



Due to an internal move, this permanent role is to commence early in 2018 and will require someone who has initiative and is able to work autonomously.

The Production Planner will have full responsibility for setting and maintaining the production plan from end-to-end. This means they will need to ensure full awareness of raw materials available and lead-times, through to sales orders and forecast. As the sole production planner for the business, you will work both independently and cross-functionally to ensure customer service is achieved to business requirements.



To be successful in your application you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant experience in Production Planning within Supply Chain of a Manufacturing Organisation – preferably within Food
  • Proven ability with ERP methodology, superior MS Excel skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of the business – from Factory Floor through Warehousing, Customer Service, Maintenance and Quality to Manufacturing Manager, Sales and Managing Director
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and remain calm under pressure
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills to ensure the team when system issues arise – required to make quick decisions, and put clear actions into place to proactively address problems on a daily basis
  • Resolve, predict and present resolutions to manage availability issues arising from delivery of the production schedule with Manufacturing team to ensure priorities are aligned and set throughout all manufacturing functions and that a best for business solution is put in place
  • Utilise plan attainment measure and other manufacturing performance management tools to assess and ensure DIFOT
  • Proven experience identifying and deploying process improvements, such as reduction in plan changes



To enquire as to your suitability for this role, please call our Melbourne office on 9516 0100 between 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

To apply, please send your current resume and a covering letter to CS Executive Group by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button.



We wish to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive for roles advertised online, CS Executive Group can only directly respond to individuals with suitable qualifications and experience to be considered for presentation to our client.

A reminder that all resumes submitted in response to this advertisement will remain on the CS Executive Group talent database and can be considered for suitable positions arising in the future.