Bakkavor Meals London - Planner 

Salary: Up to £33,000 based on experience
Location: Cumberland Park Royal 
Contract Type: Permanent 

Shift: Friday to Monday 6am – 4pm 

Bakkavor Group is a leading manufacturer in the fresh foods market, specialising in developing private label products for top global grocery retailers and well-known international food service operators. 
In the UK, our customers include some of the UKs best known grocery retailers including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrison’s, who sell our products to consumers under their respective retail brands. 

This particular role is at our Bakkavor Meals Cumberland site in the Park Royal area of West London. Overall, our Meals London business employs over 2,400 people across three factories and one distribution centre. The factories make chilled ready meals, houmous dips, deli products and savoury accompaniments. Bus and train (Jubilee line - Stonebridge Park, Central Line - Hanger Lane, and Piccadilly Line - Park Royal) public transport is available with bus and train stops in close walking distances to the sites.
The role: 
The successful Planner will be responsible for the formulation of daily production plans, process customer orders, and reforecast as required as well as constantly monitor the progress of the factory to ensure that we achieve 100% service level. 
Duties will include: 

  • The formulation of a production plan that maximizes factory efficiency, labour productivity and service levels whilst conforming to factory constraints. 
  • The control of finished goods stock levels to minimise disposals. 
  • To constantly monitor the progress of the factory to ensure that service levels to the warehouse are met or escalate issues as necessary if service to customer is impacted. 
  • The formulation of accurate raw material requirement for procurement. 
  • To process all customer orders, and/or if necessary reforecast customer provisional orders based on current orders and weather patterns. 
  • To order daily labour requirements and challenge the factory team on agency requirements. 
  • To act as a pivot point between all departments for the purpose of effective communication. 
  • To attain best practice planning methods. 
  • To be able to communicate effectively with our customers 


About you: 

To be considered for the role you must possess the following: 

  • Excellent numerical skills 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills 
  • Good IT skills with the ability to develop these further 
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems 


What you can expect from us 

When joining us you can expect a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, and other flexible benefits - alongside excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group. 




Bakkavor is the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with a growing international presence in the US and China. We are number one in the UK in the four product categories of meals, salads, desserts and pizza & bread, providing high-quality, fresh, healthy and convenient food. Our customers include every major UK grocery retailer, including Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, and some of the world’s best-known food brands. We have over 19,000 employees, our headquarters are in London and we have 23 factories in the UK, 5 in the US and 9 in China.


Category:  Planning

London, GB

Date:  21-Nov-2022