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Leicester
All Departments
Supply Chain
Advertising Salary
Competitive + benefits
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Normal Working Days:
Monday to Friday
Normal Start & Finish Time:
Office Hours

About The Role


Join the Samworth Brothers Team and become part of our dynamic family!

At Samworth Brothers, we genuinely care about our colleagues and strive to create an engaging environment that values your unique contributions. We are committed to your success and offer a range of exceptional benefits that we believe supports your life and personal aspirations: -

  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Private health scheme
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Experience annual pay reviews
  • Profit related pay
  • Unlock your potential through training and growth opportunities
The Opportunity

In this role you will be overseeing the generation and ongoing maintenance of a live production schedule covering all aspects of the business. You will support key stakeholders in delivering an efficient and cost effective production plan in line with customer, capacity and inventory metrics. You will also support and lead the production planning team at a time when the business is looking to grow and develop.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Analyse and evaluate available operation data to identify opportunities to increase profitability and/or enhance performance, create action plans, and drive progress through structured meetings.
  • Take information, data, and feedback from a wide variety of sources, analyse and convert into useful insight in relevant format(s) to share with stakeholders and contribute to broader business plans.
  • Oversee and approve the creation of manufacturing plans which prioritise overall efficiency and cost control, taking into account all business functions and interdependencies. Supply a labour plan alongside the production plan, immediate to medium term.
  • Create and manage forward plans to a 12-month rolling horizon, taking into account accurate commercial forecast, timing of new product launch 'gate process' requirements, engineering maintenance and project plans, as well as strategic business needs.
  • Facilitate discussions to agree optimum plan and associated actions, for example for Sales & Operational Planning reviews, ensuring key information is given consideration, and gaining agreement through influencing and negotiating with stakeholders, in particular Manufacturing, Engineering and Commercial.
The Ideal Candidate

We believe that success is built upon collaboration and diverse perspectives. At Samworth Brothers, we welcome candidates who are passionate about working together to achieve greatness. As a valued member of our team, you will bring the following skills and experience: -

  • Experience of managing others
  • Experience of production planning in an FMCG environment
  • Experience of stock management systems, ideally Preactor, IT planning tools and Excel and the ability to learn new system quickly
We also want you to thrive in an engaging and inclusive work culture where you will have the opportunity to take on personal accountability and take pride in your work. We encourage positive communication, and the building of strong collaborative relationships is essential to every role. 

Join us at Samworth Brothers, where you'll be more than just a team member – you'll be an integral part of our thriving family. Apply today and embark on an exciting journey with us!

About Us

We are a fourth-generation family business producing high quality own-label products for many of the UK’s best-known retailers along with our own brands including Ginsters, Soreen, Higgidy, Dickinson & Morris and Walker & Son. We employ over 10,000 people in well-invested modern food manufacturing sites around the country.

At Samworth Brothers we take pride in our family feel within our businesses and work together to make things happen. We can offer you the stability of a wider group as well as the opportunities that that offers if you wish to progress your career with us. We are family and we would like to invite you to be part of that and support our teams in delivering great products to all of our customers.


Samworth Brothers do not engage with unlicensed gangmasters or third parties. Samworth Brothers will NEVER ask you for money in order to provide you with employment. If you are in any doubt, please contact an official Samworth Brothers representative.

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