Supply & Materials Planning Team Leader


Job Details


Normanton - Commercial

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary

Closing Date

06/03/2020 17:30

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

About the site

Normanton is home to our head office and is also the largest of our operational sites where we pack fresh fruit, salad and vegetables.

Several of our support functions are based here as well as the majority of our Commercial and Buying teams. Our pack house is in operation 24 hours a day and 364 days a year, employing over 700 colleagues. We offer a broad range of roles based at site from Production Operatives to Technical Managers, Business Unit Administrators to IT Specialists.

About the Role

We now have an excellent opportunity working within our Supply Chain Commercial team as a Business Unit Planning Leader.

The successful candidate will lead a team of planners to ensure that Asda receive high quality products in the most efficient manner.

Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead, coach, develop & motivate team of planners who cover the business 7 days a week.

  • Monitor the placing of orders with suppliers using lowest cost operating model, minimizing financial impact to the business

  • Ensure accurate information sits within IPLs ERP & MRP systems (Splits, forecasts, orders, BOMs, etc.) in order to drive business wide performance

  • Guide internal and external teams so that deliveries are made on time if full of both raw materials, finished goods.

  • Take lead roles in the successful delivery of seasonal activities

  • Key stakeholder in building and maintaining strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

  • lead and deliver, IPL & ASDA supply chain continuous improvement initiatives 

  • Govern colleague training and compliance of agreed processes

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working in the FMCG environment

  • Experience in Material Planning

  • Knowledge & understanding of materials requirement planning

  • Previous management experience including coaching and developing

  • Analytical & problem solving skills

  • Computer Literate with intermediate Excel knowledge as well as Word and Windows

  • Excellent communication skills and effectively communicate on all levels both internal and external

What’s in it for you?

We are a rapidly growing and exciting business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work. In order to grow we need to find people already living our Values – Supportive, Trailblazing, Engaging and Principled.

In return we will offer you development, a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays)

  • Annual Bonus Scheme

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme

  • Private Health Care

  • 10% Asda Discount (terms and conditions apply)

  • Life assurance (4x base salary)

  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme

  • Free Parking



Your place in our world

Manager - Supply Planning
Supply & Materials Planning Team Leader