Raw Material Planner / Weighbridge Operator
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Raw Material Planner / Weighbridge Operator

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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
42
Employment
Fulltime
Category
Logistics
Location
Portbury

Raw Materials Planner / Weighbridge Operator

Portbury

Full Time
Permanent

What is the role of an 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. In addition to the core planning role, you will provide a weighbridge service, ensuring that all incoming and outgoing vehicles are weighed and recorded using our computerised stock system and all site product sampling schedules are adhered to.

Key responsibilities and duties of the role include:

Raw Material Planning

By using the computerised system we need to identify our current stock, what is required to manufacture the production requirements and order the necessary to the site. We need to understand the demands to the site in physical and practical terms of these materials and work closely with the production planner and mill operators to maximise outputs and utilise our storage space.

To ensure there are sufficient stocks also making sure we adhere to Company inventory targets by Ordering weekly requirements and checking demand Via SAP.

Weighbridge Duties

All bulk and bag vehicle delivering or collecting from this mill need to be weighed in and out with all computer transactions for these movements made in an accurate and timely manner. Booking in vehicles delivering premixes and drugs ensuring batch no’s are entered on SAP and DSL.

Sampling and testing of scheduled RM at point of Delivery, rejecting if required.

Product Sampling

Ensuring that all necessary due diligence, weekly FP samples and any others as required are sent off to the lab using sampling schedule and national forms, Ensure Sample room is keep tidy and current samples are retained

H&S, Environmental/Energy

Ensure a safety first culture operates on site and ensure that all company rules and statutory requirements are adhered to.

Perform the required activities to ensure compliance with PPC permits and Environmental management systems."

RM Transport.

With the high demand taken from the local dock facility constant focus is required with our own RM vehicles to ensure the correct material is scheduled for delivery.

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience of stock and inventory control both with computerised and physical stock systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Outgoing personality
  • Good written and verbal communicator
  • The ability to work as part of a functional team
  • Good telephone manner
  • The ability to work shifts as agreed between 6am and 6pm and rotated weekends. Flexible in working hours outside of standard shift patterns particularly in winter
  • Strong organisational skills

Are you the 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 our UK Recruitment Business Partner, Jordan Carter (Jordan.Carter@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.
  • 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.