Mars UK • United Kingdom

Supply Scheduling Planner

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Supply Scheduling Planner


£35,000 - £40,000 DOE

The Production Scheduling Planner/Control Specialist works as part of a dynamic team to manage overall stock levels with best line utilization to maximize output, consistent performance of production lines and ensure customer orders are able to be fulfilled. This includes managing physical stock levels in different formats, conversion operations and various packaging elements.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in Supply Chain in an operational manufacturing aspect, including experience in inventory management or materials planning roles

  • FMCG experience is preferred

  • Capable of measuring and making decisions based on performance metrics related to supply and operations (i.e. VC, ATS, Efficiency/TRS, CFR, CSL, DIOH, SFA, BIAS)

  • Project Management experience

  • Planning systems functional knowledge

  • High level of communication and customer service to build relationships and solve problems

  • SAP, Mapp or other supply planning applications

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Ensures adequate stock levels in different formats to fulfil customer orders

  • Build and maintain strong customer relationships and be the expert in solving inventory issues and providing key analytical data and information

  • Actively manage inventory reporting

  • Track inventory performance (KPI targets vs actual) and identify improvement opportunities

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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