Senior Production Planner

Looking for a senior production planner to lead the production planning team of a well established food manufacturing business to exceed production objectives in the most cost effective manner near Bankstown.

  • Exciting opportunity to work for a leading company in food manufacturing
  • Competitive Salary
  • Immediate Start

As the senior production planner, you will be responsible for the creation and distribution of production schedules by allocating the materials effectively while evaluating suppliers and/or quantity timelines to match goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create, monitor and modify detailed weekly production schedules
  • Liaise and negotiate with production managers and maintenance teams to ensure that other site activities will not impact the agreed production schedules
  • Implement new processes and further improve current planning practices
  • Mentor, develop and upskill planning team members to exceed role requirements
  • Ensure team members perform their tasks in a timely and accurate manner
  • Oversee the work of their team and act as a liaison between their team and management
  • Set goals, lead team meetings, and provide support and guidance to team members where required
  • Estimating the amount of material, equipment, and labor required for production.
  • Promptly addressing and resolving production issues to minimize delays in production.
  • Recommending viable solutions to reduce production costs as well as improve production processes and product quality.
  • Compiling status and performance reports and submitting them to management in a timely manner.
  • Promptly informing the relevant departments of changes to current production schedules.


  • CPIM accreditation or equivalent
  • Proven experience as production planner in FMCG
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer-focused mindset
  • High attention to detail
  • Fantastic relationship building skills and a team player
  • Flexible to working hours to facilitate business requirements

If this role is suited to you, please email your resume to