Senior Planner


Bakkavor Meals London - Cumberland Park Royal

Job Title - Senior Planner 
Salary - £35,000 - £38,000 - Depending on experience
Days of work: Sunday- Thursday Days 6.30am to 3pm

Up to 5% Bonus
Private Healthcare
25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
Highly competitive rewards package including Group Pension
Excellent career progression prospects across the Bakkavor group
We are the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, with an international presence in the US and China. Our 19,000 employees operate from 43 locations, developing and producing innovative food for a wide variety of occasions and budgets. In the UK, we work with leading grocery retailers, focusing on their own label brands.

Accountabilities & Duties 

  • Establish best practices across teams / shifts, reviewing ways of working to deliver an efficient plan that maximises labour efficiency and minimises waste
  • Ensure realistic, achievable, accurate information is supplied to internal and external suppliers & customers i.e. operations, commercial teams, retail customers
  • Keep planning manual & training matrix updated with all current processes & procedures
  • Control WIP & FG stocks to minimise OOD material
  • Report and analyse KPI’s to work with the Planning & Replenishment Team to create a continuous improvement ethos.
  • Establish meeting schedule to keep ops & planning up to date with daily current reality. React to situation, elevate as necessary
  • Cultivate customers contact at appropriate level to foster good working relationships with customer supply teams
  • Manage the planning team, ensuring team development and succession planning into the team
  • Work with Operation’s and the Logistics Team to analyse customers overs & shortages, recommending improvement plans to improve service
  • Develop & maintain forecast tools to establish key requirements around labour forecasting and peak planning (Summer, Christmas etc.)
About You:
  • Ability to lead and motivate the team
  • Has worked in a Planning environment with Supervisory experience
  • A good understanding of the planning, procurement, & supply chain
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all business levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good analytical and numerical capability
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong decision making skills

What you can expect from us
When joining us you can expect a competitive salary, a strong benefits package and 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:  22-Nov-2022