National Raw Materials Planner
Vacature-pagina-Anne-UK
Vacature-header-UK-TFS
Vacature-header-Ruminant-UK
Vacature-header-Poultry-UK

National Raw Materials Planner

Apply now

What do we have to offer?

An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?

About ForFarmers

#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the  United Kingdom
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the United Kingdom
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam

Overview

Hours
37,5
Employment
Fulltime
Category
Logistics
Location
Shepshed

NATIONAL RAW MATERIALS PLANNER 
Shepshed - Full Time, Permanent

What is the role of National Raw Materials Planner at ForFarmers?
Working as part of a team within the department that identifies, plans, orders and receives Raw Materials to satisfy demand of compound and blends on site, driven by the transport & production plans whilst adhering to Inventory, manufacturing and logistics targets.
To manage at the lowest cost distribution of raw materials to ForFarmers’ plants, ensuring all their requirements are met and making any necessary changes  to schedules.


Key responsibilities and duties of the role include:


Logistics & Planning:
-    Ensure that Raw Material supply contracts are used correctly, paying attention to validity periods, rent due dates and the geographical location of where the material is located, whereby you resolve short term supply problems at the least cost to the company possible. 
-    To monitor the planning and progress of RM orders to ensure that loads arrive at mills on time.
-    The early identification of Raw Material shortages to the relevant Raw Material Manager is an important feature of the job.
-    To ensure continuity of supply and quality of specified Raw Materials, on a best cost basis, to meet plant demand, making any necessary changes to schedules.
-    To anticipate potential shortages in supply and inform the relevant Raw Material Manager and Formulator of any expected problems.  
-    To confirm progress of RM orders, when requested, to ensure that loads arrive at mills on time.
-    Process purchase requisitions created by Mill Planners into purchase orders, where required, from the relevant contract or information record. 
-    To skilfully use the SAP computer system to optimise allocations of raw materials on a National basis but ensuring the integrity of mill based cost books. 
-    Create and maintain a good working relationship with Suppliers and Mill Planners, whereby you challenge and recommend improvements to mill operational practices where unsolicited raw material costs are incurred. 

Storage & Haulage:
-    To ensure rent and storage costs are kept to a minimum.
-    Liaise with storekeepers to ensure satisfactory storage and collection of raw materials and deal with routine queries that may arise.
-    Maintain contact with third party hauliers and encourage best working practises to ensure a good standard of cleanliness, traceability and service in
-    accordance with the TASCC code of practice.
-    Assist in the auditing of suppliers/hauliers/stores as required.

Contract Admin:
-    Ensure contracts are closed down or extended as required in a timely manner.
-    Ensure contracts are administered correctly and closed down when completed ensuring the integrity of ForFarmers contract data.
-    Collect analysis rebates where applicable.
-    For nominated raw materials where quality is below contractual, ensure claims are made/received for the lower quality raw materials.
-    Resolve contract queries as required on both an internal and external basis in collaboration with various stakeholders. 

Other:
-    Any other duties as and when required that are applicable to the job.
-    Be able to stand in and cover for any absentee in the Raw Material Logistics team.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

2 years planning experience in Transport/storage/production

Computer literate – use of Logistics planning systems

Logical, Numerate, Analytical

Good communicator

Persuasive

Team player

Able to on occasion visit other sites.

Are you the Raw Materials Planner we are looking for?


If so, please send your CV with a covering letter through this link (or through the ‘apply’ button) or alternatively, reach out to Greg Ezard or email RecruitmentUK@forfarmers.eu

What are the benefits of working for ForFarmers UK?

  • Employee Assistance Programme (offering support on a range of topics).
  • No two days are the same offering variety in your role.
  • Opportunities to visit different sites, customers and suppliers.
  • Options to enhance your pension after 12 months service (increased employer contributions).
  • Opportunities to grow personally and develop within the business
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • B&Q Trade card offering 10% discounts in-store and online.
  • And much more!

Want to know a little more about ForFarmers?

Do you ever stop to wonder where your Sunday morning poached egg came from? Or the milk in your cafè latte? Or what about the sausage and bacon served with full English? It will come as no surprise to you that the animals which produce these products need to eat themselves too. And that’s where ForFarmers comes into the equation.

ForFarmers produces feed for cattle, pigs and poultry in both conventional and organic livestock farming. And that probably sounds a great deal simpler than it actually is. Make no mistake: an awful lot of knowledge, research and innovation has gone into one of those seemingly simple-looking chunks of animal feed. And these are the kind of things we, as a company, invest a great deal in.