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Production Planning Manager
at Gousto

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  • London
  • fulltime

Job Title: Production Planning Manager

Department: Supply Chain

Reports to: Supply Chain Manage

Job Overview

This role will be responsible for the day to day running of the production planning team and function, you will ensure that your team has the right levels of support, metrics and tools available to them to carry out their jobs effectively. You will also be the driving force behind planning processes to guarantee your team can scale to meet a complex multi site environment.

This role is fast paced and works across a large number of functions, we are looking for someone to bring experience and production planning knowledge that will support the growth of the business and the expansion into a multi site environment.

You will act as a point of contact for stakeholders outside of the production planning team and ensure good cross functional relationships are created and maintained between the teams, you will focus on delivering improvements to your teams processes and the wider supply chain.

You will continually challenge behaviours and processes to find smarter ways of working that contribute towards a noiseless planning operation.

What you’ll do (job tasks and responsibilities)

  • Oversee the day to day operations of the Production Planning Team
  • Ensure that production planning strategies are fit for purpose and scale with Gousto’s expanding multi site operation
  • Be the Subject Matter Expert for all production planning queries
  • Develop processes and use Continuous Improvement to increase efficiency
  • Work with key stakeholders to agree the best planning profile for all production lines
  • Implement production planning strategies that maximise line running time whilst working within operational constraints
  • Provide coaching and guidance to your direct team through regular 121’s and performance reviews
  • Design, develop and implement flexible solutions which help support the companies growth plans

Skills, knowledge and abilities required to be effective in this position

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a Production Planning Management role
  • Ability to work in fast-paced evolving environment
  • Proven Management skills with the ability to drive a high performing team
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel
  • High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new software
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Highly analytical and enjoys problem solving
  • Experience using ERP, WMS systems
  • Experience in a food supply chain environment desirable but not essential



KPI’s

  • Shelf life to customer
  • OTIF
  • Waste %
  • Availability
  • Stock Cover



Our Culture

You’re a confident self-starter, able to juggle multiple projects in a dynamic, exciting and entrepreneurial environment. You’re initiative and a problem-solver with an eagle eye for detail. You’ll consistently go the extra mile to apply and achieve a high standard across everything you do.

Dream - Today’s good is tomorrow’s mediocre. We’re always looking for ways to improve Gousto, our team and ourselves.

Deliver - We understand where we can add the most value and obsess about making improvements every day.

Care - We can only achieve big things by working collaboratively. We respect different people’s skills, experience and points of view. We work as one team.

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