Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Associate Factory Planner

About us

We are Upfield, a global expert in plant-based butters, creams and spreads. We believe in great tasting plant-based alternatives to everything dairy. Upfield with more than 100 brands, including Becel, Flora, Country Crock, Blue Band, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Rama and ProActiv, operates in 95 countries around the world, with number 1 brand positions in 49 countries. Upfield’s six business units cover Northwest Europe, Southwest Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Middle/Latin America and Asia/Africa. The company employs more than 3,500 Associates worldwide.

The role:

The Associate Factory Planner position acts as the liaison between the supply chain planning team and factory to meet operational and customer requirements.

Responsibilities will include:

• Manage daily inventory reconciliation between factory and warehouse
• Finished good and raw/pack inventory analysis and reporting
• Planning transfers of raw and pack material from warehouse to factory
• Daily closure of production orders
• Support Material Planner by fulfilling material requirements from suppliers in the appropriate quantities and at the required time based on the production schedule
• Identify and communicate risks to production plan and impact on various functions in this process
• Liaise with quality team to ensure on time release of materials
• Development and maintenance of detailed project trackers for all new product launches, product re-stages, to ensure seamless transition at the factory
• Special projects related to continuous process improvements between SC planning and the factory
• Bachelor's Degree in Sciences or Business, (preferably Supply Chain, Economics, Logistics)
• 1-3 years of relevant experience
• Advanced SAP and Microsoft Excel skills required.
• Strong analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail
• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships to drive results
• Ability to problem solve under tight timelines with minimal supervision
• Prior project management experience ideal
• Out of hours contact is required for the position for operational issues that may arise
Mission Statement

At Upfield our purpose is clear…making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet!