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Graduate Job Graduate Planner

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J002275

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What You Bring

  • Do you have an ambitious nature that strives towards commercial delivery?
  • Personal integrity to pursue a career for life in an industry that will continue to grow?
  • Willing to be inclusive and embracing of a diverse forward-thinking business?
  • Feel you have the excellence to drive innovation through dedication and hard work?
  • Looking for a company you want to work with and for?

Your Role

  • We are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher)

The primary objective in supply chain planning is to maintain an effective and efficient process to provide quality, fresh and convenient products for our customers. By working closely with those customers and the Customer Relationship Manager you will be accountable for the 0-13wk volume forecasting, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from commercial, marketing, finance or customer teams. Additionally, you will assist in longer range forecasts, to 65wks, which should be used for strategic capacity planning, S&OP evaluation and financial forecasts. Additionally, you will;

  • Develop, implement and facilitate positive relationships to deliver a regular cross-functional consensus approach
  • Review historical trends, interpret and incorporate key demand inputs, prepare reports, develop models and analyse accuracy performance
  • Challenge assumptions, make recommendations, highlight risks and opportunities

We are in the privileged position of having control over our whole supply chain from our local British farms, through advanced manufacturing plants, to the final product on the shelf. This ensures that customers receive a safe and secure product, delivered via an excellent service from a transparent and integrated supply chain.

Over three years you’ll play an important part in this process by spending time in different departments, with your typical first post being as a customer supply planner. After the first 12 months in the planning role, you’ll work closely with the business to determine your next placement which will typically be in another area of the business and takes into consideration:

  • Preferences and interests
  • Skills and strengths
  • Career direction
  • Availability within the business

About Us

We are one of the UK’s biggest food businesses with over 6000 individuals across 9 manufacturing sites throughout the UK, working as a team, putting pride and passion into everything we do: from the farm to the customer’s door. It’s not what we do, but how we do it.

Formed in 2018, Avara Foods is a joint venture between Cargill Meats Europe and Faccenda Foods creating the 3rd biggest poultry supplier in the UK, backed with a strong reputation for integrity, high standards and building long-term partnerships with customers, growers and suppliers.

What’s In It For You

  • A real job from day one, in which you will be an important and valued member of the team, with genuine responsibility and accountability from the outset.
  • Working at Avara opens up a world of opportunity and from the moment you join, you’ll be working on forward thinking projects with the industry’s most talented, experienced and knowledgeable people.
  • Your first day is only the start of your career with us. We want to give you the opportunity to grow and develop through our commitment to accredited development, qualifications, and career progression, to help shape a career you’ll love.

In addition, we will also offer the people who join us a very attractive package of;

  • £26,000 – £28,000 starting salary (dependent on experience)
  • 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (raising to 25 days over duration of employment)
  • Relocation, the business will support successful candidates when moving to a new area
  • Pension Scheme
  • Career progression
  • Private healthcare


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You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing us. All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.

Location: West Midlands

Recruiter Details

0121 665 4060

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