Planning and Trading Assistant

Ref: PATA-C-T-59517
City/Region: Cookstown
Salary: Competitive

The planning and trading assistant will join our dynamic planning team in Cookstown. They will assist the meats manufacturing management team with the planning and selling of a wide range of commodity products to both UK and export markets. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the trading and planning team and play a key role in delivering Karro Cookstown's financial targets.

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and management of day-to-day trading processes for example stock reporting, forecasting and operational reporting
  • Management of internal and external cold store stocks to ensure that the business can meet current and anticipated orders
  • Manage the relationships with and the planning of meat supplies into other Karro production facilities (Malton, Haverhill, Hull)
  • Delivery of customer requirements in line with agreed timescales
  • Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Provide cover for the trading manager and planning manager as required

Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Previous experience of working in either a sales related or planning position in an FMCG environment (essential)
  • Highly developed excel skills
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to react to change in a fast-moving environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to problem solve and confront issues, opportunities and others with logic across all levels of the business
  • Full driving licence

Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies' health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday per year including public holidays
  • Competitive contributory pension
  • Life assurance scheme funded by Karro

Closing Date: 15th December 2021

"Applications for this role will be considered immediately with a view to placing the right individual as soon as possible, so please register your interest early. Please note, the role may close in advance of the advertised closing date, which is for guidance only".

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro is a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,500 employees over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.

Karro is part of the Eight Fifty Group which with the acquisitions of Youngs and Greenland Seafood is now one of the UK's leading multi-protein food businesses, with sites across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France and sales of circa £1.9 billion.

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