Product Planning Manager

Posted 28 February 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Supply Chain
Job FunctionCommercial
Expiry date 13 March 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?

We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better.  
We supply all the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice, and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.  
In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles, and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.  
We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work, and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. 

Join us and be part of our great team! 


What you'll be doing:


We are seeking a Product Planning Manger to manage the ongoing tracking and maintenance of project briefs from Customer Concept to Product Launch. This is an exciting role that can support optimising our development activity for our Food For Later Supply Chain.  

  • Support robust adherence to our Integrated Business Planning process, including the effective handover of information into the weekly Supply and Demand reviews, leading key Portfolio meetings and ensuring regular communication across the business of project challenges and their associated status

  • Provide data inputs and outputs to support business reviews within the Food For Later sites as well as internal functions (Product Portfolio/Supply Chain/Finance/Commercial/Senior Team)

  • Update various systems and records to meet strict deadlines, facilitating accurate reporting of information across the wider business, focusing on essential format, volume, revenue and margin data to enable portfolio, sales and capability assessment

    What we’re looking for:

  • Experience of concept to launch processes, ideally within food manufacture, and how it impacts the Supply Chain

  • Well organised and structured with ability to develop / improve existing processes as well as support creation of new ones

  • Strong time management skills with flexibility to meet strict deadlines and manage varying workload

  • Keen eye for detail, diligent and able to work on own initiative

  • Proficient on Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel 

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.