Manufacturing Planning Manager

  • Ruscote Ave, Banbury OX16, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe amazing things can happen over a cup of coffee.

Everyone’s coffee experience is unique – that’s why we bring this flavour into our careers. We keep our care and guidance individual to you. We celebrate achievements and support one another in a workplace that’s committed to doing the right thing – all across the world.

Our goal is simple but ambitious. Jacobs Douwe Egberts: a coffee for every cup.

JDE is a €5 billion global business retaining a start-up feel and containing some of the leading brands in Coffee and Tea – Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts to name a few.

The UK represents a top 5 global market for JDE and continues to be a growth engine for the category, driving premiumisation by leading the single-serve partition with the Tassimo brand and premiumising the instant coffee segment through Kenco, L’OR and the Douwe Egberts brands.

Working with us is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the world’s largest pure play coffee company.

Job Description

This position is based at our Manufacturing site in Banbury. The Planning Lead is part of the Planning & Logistics team who form a key part of the wider Manufacturing function. The Manufacturing function ensures the integration of all key business processes from supplier to customers, green coffee beans to award winning coffee. The team covers sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and planning processes, they ensure optimal alignment between demand and supply at a global scale.

This role is a key member of the Plant Leadership Team responsible for ensuring that we deliver on our commitments to the business day in day out whilst also developing and delivering a transformational roadmap for the site.

Through the leadership and management of the Production Planning team the planning lead will deliver a robust and continuously improving planning service to the Banbury operation. They will assume full ownership for the creation and delivery of a plan which maintains a OTIF (On time in full) figure of 98.5% and meets production compliance measures.

The planning lead will develop and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships to balance business need with operational requirements. Leveraging strong analytical and continuous improvement skills they will monitor, assess and report on performance and plan optimisation. Owning and driving the appropriate stakeholder conversations to optimise the relationship between central, local teams and the plant.

The planning lead will continuously develop and engage the planning team creating an environment which attracts talent and a strong appreciation of the manufacturing operation.



- Degree level education

- GCSE Maths and English or equivalent

Must have:

- Demonstrated experience of developing and maintaining a high performing team

- Strong experience of working with and optimising the S&OP process within an FMCG or other relevant environment

- Strong experience of process mapping and optimisation

- Development of metrics and examples of leveraging in support of process optimisation

- High level of analytical skills

Nice to have:

- SAP/APO experience

- Coffee manufacturing experience

- Six sigma qualification or strong background of RCA and improvement implementation

Additional Information

What’s it like to work at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS?

We are proud of our passionate and driven associates who challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup

Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and support one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing across the globe. Your achievements here will get noticed.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts is a global coffee & tea company, serving consumers in more than 80 countries through iconic brands including: JACOBS, TASSIMO, MOCCONA, SENSEO, L'OR, DOUWE EGBERTS, KENCO, PILAO and GEVALIA

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