Status:  Closed.  Another successful assignment by Oakleigh Resourcing.

Job Title: Supply Chain Planner

Client: Carrs Foods International

Remuneration:  Competitive salary plus excellent benefits package

Status:  Permanent

Location:  Sharston, South Manchester (easy access from M6, M56, M60)

Overall Job Purpose:

  • Plan and manage inventory levels and maintain excellent service levels whilst keeping wastage to a minimum
  • Contribute to our growth by delivering great service to customers, suppliers and colleagues. This is a hands on role with opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of activities.
  • Take ownership of and manage the monthly stock reconciliation process between our system and the records of our 3PL warehouses
  • Think analytically, with efficiency as a core principle
  • To go the extra mile to provide an excellent service
  • To question current processes and to provide solutions

Job Content - Cross-Functional Support

Supplier facing:

  • Managing a portfolio of products and suppliers
  • Liaising with 3PL warehouses, customers and suppliers
  • Ownership of the stock reconciliation process
  • Capacity to understand the constraints of suppliers and the ability to manage demand effectively

Customer facing:

  • Working with the Sales, NPD and Technical teams to plan supply whilst ensuring full traceability and food safety
  • Working with Finance to ensure invoice accuracy
  • Various projects and tasks to support the Supply Chain Manager and other team members

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications:

GCSE Math's and English (as a minimum)

Additional Further Education is desirable e.g. a degree in a relevant field

Skills & Experience:


  • Previous experience working in supply chain planning
  • IT literacy, including Intermediate level Excel
  • Ability to understand supply chain concepts of ROP, 3PL, EOQ, JIT, FIFO, Lean
  • Excellent analytical ability


  • Experience working in FMCG supply chain/logistics environment highly desirable
  • Any experience working in an international organisation with customers or suppliers based overseas would be an advantage
  • Pegasus Opera and Microsoft Access skills are desirable, but not essential

Our client - Carrs Foods International

Carrs Foods International is a fast moving entreprenurial business without the bureaucracy and formalities of the big corporate.  An international branded bakery business, with a turnover of £48m (& growing), a profit of £5m and 24 employees.  Customer focused, with a strong reputation for innovation. All production and logistics are outsourced. With an impressive business plan for further growth via new products and markets, this is a really exciting time to join the team.

The Supply Chain Department - This is a role within the small but very busy Supply Chain team of 5. This team is responsible for the planning, transportation and storage of all goods, through close relationships with third party suppliers More than 200 different products are shipped from more than 20 bakeries across Europe to warehouses in the UK and the US. These are then distributed to more than 100 customers of varying sizes and requirementsCarrs Foods won the Customer Focus award at the 2016 Baking Industry Awards. This demonstrates that Customer Service is at the heart of this department.

If you would like to have a chat in more detail about this role please contact Elaine Rippon on 01477 534491 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.