Peterborough, UK
Job Function
Supply Chain
Fixed Term

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Raw Material Planner – FTC/Secondment - end of March 2023

Location: Peterborough/Home working – Hybrid  

Have you got experience of raw material planning or been interested in the planning world and looking for an opportunity to see if it’s for you? If so, join our team today!

You will join a small team who support 11 Feed Mills around the UK with getting in raw materials required in the right quantities at the right time to complete production of Animal feed. Our Raw materials are both liquid and dry and come in the tonnes from within the UK and across Europe.

You will have responsibility for:

  • Planning the supply of raw materials into manufacturing sites based on production demand, stock levels and capacity information, in line with agreed processes. You will work closely and build relationships with manufacturing sites to quickly react to changing operational requirements- keeping stakeholders informed at all times
  • Provide an excellent customer service to both internal and external stakeholders from a variety of teams including suppliers, production, formulation, technical, procurement and demand planning
  • Coordinating with suppliers and hauliers to arrange fixings, confirm delivery instructions and manage delivery exceptions
  • Working collaboratively with the Procurement team to manage purchase contract call-offs, actively administer contract balances, and provide visibility of significant changes in requirements
  • In conjunction with the Central Finance teams, investigate and resolve any supplier invoice queries on a timely basis
  • Assisting in the management of site stocks and the control of stock variances, actively challenging stock variances with manufacturing sites
  • Contribute to continuous improvement process within the team supporting and contributing where possible to new ideas or delivery of CI activities
  • Be part of the on-call rota approx. 1 in 5 subject to training

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys problem solving and being part of a great team. You will have the opportunity to be at the heart of the drum beat and contributing to the delivery of successful production!

So, if this sounds like you apply today and join us! To be successful we are looking for the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Problem solving logical thinker
  • Ability to work with a number of stakeholders and mange relationships communicating effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with changing priortise at short notice
  • Previous experience in a similar role would be beneficial
  • Previous experience of making suggestions for process improvement would be beneficial
  • Previous experience of EU Customs requirements would be beneficial

Location/Contract type

We are looking for someone to join our team until the end of March 2023 working as a hybrid model with 2 days a week at our Peterborough office. The team currently come in 2 days between Monday- Wednesday however there is flexibility on days if required. We offer a modern office working environment with canteen facilities including free healthy lunch options, opportunity to purchase from our onsite restaurant or space to store you own food within the open plan office.

About The Company

We are changing the future of British food and farming for the better.

ABN is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig and poultry producers all across the UK. These range from large corporate customers through to family owned farm enterprises. We service these customers with feed, nutrition, advice and related services.

We’re part of the AB Agri community of leading animal nutrition products and services businesses.  Bring your talents to ABN and play your part in producing affordable, high quality and responsible food for the growing global population.

In ABN, we have a common set of inspirational behaviours that we all try to live day in, day out. Our Winning Ways Responsible, Inquisitive, Brave and Inclusive will help us deliver our ambitious goals.

Good for people, Good for business

We are a growing, innovative business and we value diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  We’re an equal opportunity employer, assuring equal treatment to all.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. 

We’re working hard to be an inclusive organisation valuing diversity and different ways of thinking to keep us innovating, moving forward and most importantly being a great place to work for everyone. We have employee networks that help us to create an open culture, facilitate learning and discussion sessions and to celebrate important events. We’ve worked with specialist partners to achieve our goals and guide our good practice, this has led to us being recognised as a Disability Confident employer and receive the Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition scheme.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote, and retain exceptional people.

We are united by our family values that represent who we are, how we work together and how we help our customers.

  • Pioneering – Curious, spirited and bold. We lead, the right way.
  • Excellence – We seek excellence in all that we do.
  • Growth – We create ways for our people and customers to thrive.

We are part of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group.

Making your application

Ready to apply? Great! Simply register your details and upload your CV via our careers website – it usually takes just a few minutes.  Please do not delay making your application. In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period before the date shown and without notice.

So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing [email protected]

As part of your application we ask you to answer some equal opportunities questions that help us to monitor how inclusive our recruitment process is and identify areas we can improve in. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions with no impact on your application.

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We have a PSL and do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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