Central Planning Coordinator

Date: 21-May-2022

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, NE12 8BU

Company: Greggs Plc


Full Time and Permanent

This is a hybrid position where you will work from home, but also be required to work days in the office at Quorum Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on a weekly basis - due to this, we would prefer the candidate to be based in the North East region. 


£22,000 per annum

Shift pattern

You will be contracted to work 40 hours over 5 out of 7 days.

Your shifts will typically be Sunday to Thursday, 08:00-16:00, but flexibility is required.

What you'll do

This role 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.

  • Developing and applying a knowledge of production constraints and production line capacity / outputs, logistics routings and timings
  • Calculating production and replenishment plans across all levels of primary supply chain
  • Ensuring that inventory levels within the supply chain are balanced and maintained against agreed stock holding targets 
  • Compiling and investigating reported stock levels, and preparation of stock status reports as required
  • Ensuring availability of timely & accurate information of replenishment requirements & distribution plans for daily and weekly planning processes.
  • Entering transactional details on SAP
  • Reacting to daily variations and creating / finding potential solutions to issues 
  • Updating production and logistics plans to provide forward visibility to key functions within supply chain, working across numerous cross-functional teams
  • 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

  • Excellent computer skills are essential in this role, most notably an ability to work effectively with Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of internal systems is advantageous, with an ability to manage data, analyse information and resolve problems
  • An ability to diagnose and implement practical process improvements
  • Results focussed with an ability to work cross-functionally and at different levels
  • Strong analytical, planning and organising skills
  • Some knowledge and experience in a Production / Logistics role would be advantageous, but is not essential.

What we can offer

Our supply sites are a non-stop environment, where every shift seems to fly by. As well as a rewarding feeling of accomplishment and teamwork, we have a whole range of perks that you can take advantage of!

  • Career progression and brilliant training programmes.
  • Employee Staff Discount up to 50% off our food.
  • Holiday entitlement starting at 4.2 weeks and increasing with service, plus bank holidays (Pro-rata for part time).
  • Profit share scheme (after 6 months service).
  • Plus, much more!

Read all about our fantastic benefits by clicking here.

As a company that always looks to innovate and move forward, we love it when our people progress through the business. If career progression is something that is up your street, then we have training and development courses available and we’ll support you every step of the way.

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.

Next steps

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.

For more information, please contact John Tyson on 0781 658 3519