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Job Title: Raw Material Planning Team Leader

Location:  Peterborough, UK (Hybrid)

Days, Hours of work: Monday to Friday – 08:30 – 17:00 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays Onsite in Peterborough)

Are you a leader who can take your team on a journey towards excellence and growth.?

Do you possess solid leadership and team management skills, with the ability to coach and mentor team members effectively.?

Do you have previous experience in Raw Material Planning, Ingredients planning, or a related field with the agricultural/food industry?

 If the answer to those questions is YES, then please read the below and APPLY.!

 As a Team leader, you will have an important part in achieving our overall business goals by ensuring the timely, efficient, and cost-effective supply of raw materials into our manufacturing sites. Your span of impact will extend across multiple stakeholders, internally and externally, as you support your team in delivering effective service and promoting continuous improvement initiatives.

Purpose of the role:

The main purpose and focus of this role are to optimise feed planning processes, enhance collaboration, and create a positive team culture.

Role Objectives:

  • Lead team organisation, prioritisation, and execution in raw material planning and associated duties
  • Standardise processes across the team and ensure consistency of procedures and documentation.
  • Create an ongoing and collaborative approach with multiple stakeholder groups, delivering a high level of service.
  • Track performance and provide feedback within the team effectively.
  • Create a positive team spirit and continuously improve employee engagement.
  • Escalate issues appropriately and communicate effectively with senior management.
  • Plan the efficient and cost-effective supply of Wheat feed to our manufacturing sites and associated tasks.
  • Monitor contract balances, maintain stock sheets, and ensure sufficient cover within the team.
  • Ensure timely supply of all other bagged and bulk raw materials across the UK network, minimising runouts.
  • Deliver measurable continuous improvement in processes and procedures.
  • Supervise daily Raw Material Planning meetings and contribute to departmental and business meetings.
  • Complete customs updates, checks, and audits, increasing knowledge in this area.

About you:

  • Raw Material Planning experience in a data-based environment – essential
  • Great understanding of the custom process and take the lead in increasing your knowledge in this area and be a point of contact with the Procurement team - essential
  • Advanced communication skills with the ability to work across various platforms – essential.
  • Continuous improvement mindset – essential
  • Great leadership and supervisory abilities – essential
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve potential issues, prioritise workload, and manage support priorities – essential.
  • Focussed approach with a focus on customer service outcomes – essential
  • Enhanced organisations skills with a high level of attention to details – essential
  • Experience in an agricultural or manufacturing environment – desirable

 Additional Information:

  • This is a hybrid role requiring 2 days per week in the Peterborough office (Tuesdays / Wednesdays)
  • Occasional visits to manufacturing sites and availability during weekends and bank holiday periods on a team rota basis.

About The Company

Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one. 

About us

ABN is the UK’s number one animal feed business, serving pig and poultry producers 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 AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.

Agencies and media sales

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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Closing Date:
19 May 2024