Production Planner (Dutch speaking)

Location: Leeuwarden, Friesland  |  Sector: Food  |  Start Date: 6/12/2024  |  Job ref: 52873

The company
This renowned company produces a wide range of dairy- and non dairy-based products, specializing in diverse products from milk, cheese, butter and nutritional products and their non-dairy alternatives. With many facilities across the world, they play a big part in the overall dairy industry. 

Role description
As a Production Planner, you will collaborate closely with production departments daily to assess production outcomes, identify necessary adjustments, and implement improvements. You will be a key advisor to the Production Manager, S&OP planners, and transport planners. Your primary goal will be to develop schedules that ensure timely delivery to our customers. 

In this role, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining an optimal production schedule for our three factories in Leeuwarden. This includes managing and adjusting production plans and coordinating material flows. Strong analytical skills are essential to maximize factory efficiency. 

You will also need to make planning adjustments as needed and communicate these changes to internal stakeholders, such as Production and the Warehouse. Quick coordination with the Warehouse regarding production orders, material shortages, sales orders, and shipments will be crucial. In this role, you will report to the Logistics Manager and be part of the Scheduling department. 

The position requires working on consignment shifts, including availability on weekends once a month, for which you will be compensated. 


  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree in fields such as (Technical) Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics/Planning, or related areas.
  • You possess knowledge of planning processes and have several years of experience in a production environment.
  • You are familiar with ERP systems, preferably SAP.
  • Ideally, you have experience with OMP or similar planning software.
  • You are resilient under pressure, work well in a team, and can take responsibility for the departments you manage.
  • You have an open and collaborative personality and a problem-solving mindset.
  • You are willing to work on-call shifts outside regular office hours.

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