Central Planning Coordinator

Date: 12-Oct-2021

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB, NE12 8BU

Company: Greggs Plc

Vacancy Details

We have an exciting opportunity for someone as a Central Planning Coordinator to join us on a Permanent basis, based at Greggs House in Newcastle Upon Tyne but currently home working.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Central Planning Team, the main focus of this role will be to plan production and distribution of Greggs made products, based on the Demand Plan and actual orders.

Typically, this will involve planning requirements out over a 2 week horizon, although some lines will require a more forward reaching view.



Shift Pattern and Contracted Hours

Sunday to Thursday 8am until 4pm, but flexibility is required.

We know that having a work-life balance is important, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role.

What you'll do

  • Develop and apply a knowledge of production constraints, production line capacity/outputs and logistics routings/timings.
  • Calculate production and replenishment plans across all levels of primary supply chain, on daily and weekly basis, based on demand plans and actual orders.
  • Ensure that inventory levels within the supply chain are balanced and maintained against agreed stock holding targets to ensure availability to pick, whilst minimising risk.
  • Compiling and investigating reported stock levels, and preparation of stock status reports as required.
  • Ensure availability of timely & accurate information of replenishment requirements & distribution plans for daily and weekly planning processes.
  • Entering transactional details on appropriate systems (SAP)
  • Reacting to daily variations and creating / finding potential solutions to issues / constraints to ensure supply
  • Updating production and logistics plans to provide forward visibility to key functions within supply chain, working across numerous cross-functional teams.
  • Escalation of potential issues that may lead to interruptions in supply
  • Maintain relevant planning data in appropriate systems
  • Undertaking periodic project work and analysis to support ongoing works
  • Preparation of summary reports for weekly updates
  • The role may require some travel to production sites in order to undertake line reviews and aid overall and effective communications.

About you

You’ll fit right in at Greggs as a Central Planning Coordinator if:


  • You have excellent computer skills as they are essential in this role, most notably an ability to work effectively with Excel
  • You can show strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You have a good working knowledge of internal systems is advantageous, with an ability to manage data, analyse information and resolve problems
  • You have an ability to diagnose and implement practical process improvements
  • You are results focussed with an ability to work cross-functionally and at different levels
  • You can show strong analytical, planning and organising skills
  • You have some knowledge and experience in a Production/Logistics role would be advantageous, but is not essential.

About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do, and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other.

We're hard-working, but above all else we're family; and it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us!

We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views.

What we can offer

  • Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food
  • Your holiday entitlement starts with 4.2 weeks, in addition to bank holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 6 weeks after 25 years’ service. (Pro-rata for part time)
  • After 6 months service you may be eligible  for our profit share scheme
  • You will receive free life assurance after 1 year’s continuous service.  This is a death in service benefit which provides a lump sum payment equal to one and a half years’ salary
  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

Other benefits include;

  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthcare Plans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Your Application

During the application process we’ll keep in touch every step of the way, we know how big a decision it is for you to apply for a job.

Once you do we’ll work hard to keep you up to speed on how your application is progressing, with your help we can make your application as quick and as smooth as possible.