Material Planner

  • 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

The materials planning team manage c 20 suppliers and 300+ materials and must manage the balance of ensuring that production plans can be met whilst minimising stocks, remaining within the business inventory targets.

The Material Planner will take responsibility for all activity within their portfolio, including being involved in all New Product Development or Product Change activity on their categories ensuring that write off risk and obsolete stocks are minimised.  The incumbent will also be responsible for working with the Central Purchasing team to define appropriate replenishment strategies with the suppliers and for measuring and monitoring Supplier service performance.

The material planner will be responsible for managing forecasting & replenishment of packaging materials for all finished goods. They will need to consider the short, medium and long term planning horizon, to meet factory production plans and to maintain key departmental KPIS: Customer Service Level (98.5%) Production Compliance Volume (100%), Supplier OTIF (98.5%) and defined Inventory targets.

The department works to a weekly schedule with a high level of change so the incumbent has to be able to identify supply shortages and find solutions to issues. There is a high level of focus on continuous improvement, seeking to increase efficiency in all areas of the business.

The material planner will work closely cross functionally with stakeholders in all areas of operations both internally and externally, in particular with Packaging Material Suppliers, Purchasing, Finished Goods, Scheduling and Packing Operations


Must have:

  • High level of numeracy and analytical skills
  • Recent experience in materials planning, production scheduling or related supply chain role
  • Systems literate (PC, SAP and Excel (advanced user))
  • Knowledge and understanding of MRP
  • Excellent team working and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem solver with focus on continuous improvement

Nice to have:

  • SAP/APO experience
  • Coffee manufacturing experience
  • FMCG experience


  • Degree level education
  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent

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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