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Production Planner

Date: 16-May-2023

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia





Production Planner

Kilkenny or Citywest (Hybrid)


About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.


The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace.




The Production Planner reports to the Production Planning Manager (Consumer & Ingredients) and plans, organises and coordinates production schedules. This position is tasked with accurately scheduling sufficient production to supply customer demand without incurring waste or impeding commercial or operational objectives. The role necessitates continually balancing and rebalancing resources (such as equipment, raw materials and labour) in a manner that enables manufacturing, transport, warehousing and raw materials replenishment to operate as efficiently as possible


Key Responsibilities

  • Construct weekly / daily production plans relative to the agreed demand plan and operational constraints and communicate transport requirements and raw materials implications 
  • Develop daily production plans at SKU-level and make adjustments to account for variances in demand, stock, machine performance, yield and availability of materials/labour/transport. Balance competing demands from Operations teams and make adjustments to optimise utilisation of resources.
  • Work closely with Raw Materials Planner to ensure packaging / ingredient stock availability to meet production requirements
  • Work closely with Operations teams (Production, Depots and Logistics) to optimise production and logistics metrics and to support effective running of the transport and depot network
  • Analyse data to drive insights to inform decision making across key stakeholder groups
  • Maintain accurate system master data 
  • Measure, analyse and report key process metrics, and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs). Analyse data to drive insights to inform decision making across key stakeholder groups.
  • Provide input and analysis into the forecast to ensure alignment between forecast, plant and depot capacity and production plan
  • Identify and implement process improvements to maximize levels of efficiency. Contribute to implementation of both business sustaining and strategic projects


Key Requirements

  • Supply Chain or Production/Materials planning experience
  • Third level qualification in a relevant area such as Supply Chain, Finance or Operations.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic attitude.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to deal with competing priorities.
  • Experience in the use of SAP planning tools is desirable
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • APICS/IIPMM qualified is advantageous.



If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date resume.


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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential


At Tirlán, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Tirlán our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.


Tirlán owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -