Supply Chain Planning Graduate

7th August 2020
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Our Locations: Typically, Newent but flexibility, travelling and a driving licence will be required

What You Bring

  • Do you have an ambitious nature that strives towards commercial delivery?
  • Personal integrity to pursue a career for life in an industry that will continue to grow?
  • Willing to be inclusive and embracing of a diverse forward-thinking business?
  • Feel you have the excellence to drive innovation through dedication and hard work?
  • Looking for a company you want to work with and for?

We are looking for CCC (or higher) at A-level and a 2:2 degree (or higher), with evidence of achievement

Your Role

The primary objective in supply chain planning is to maintain an effective and efficient process to provide quality, fresh and convenient products for our customers. By working closely with those customers and the Customer Relationship Manager you will be accountable for the 0-13wk volume forecasting, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from commercial, marketing, finance or customer teams. Additionally, you will assist in longer range forecasts, to 65wks, which should be used for strategic capacity planning, S&OP evaluation and financial forecasts. Additionally, you will;

  • Develop, implement and facilitate positive relationships to deliver a regular cross-functional consensus approach
  • Review historical trends, interpret and incorporate key demand inputs, prepare reports, develop models and analyse accuracy performance
  • Challenge assumptions, make recommendations, highlight risks and opportunities

We are in the privileged position of having control over our whole supply chain from our local British farms, through advanced manufacturing plants, to the final product on the shelf. This ensures that customers receive a safe and secure product, delivered via an excellent service from a transparent and integrated supply chain.

Over your programme, you will have the opportunity to rotate across a range of departments and functions at our different sites such as, production, engineering and technical; learning first-hand from the high-performance teams around you.

As an Avara Graduate, we want you to feel supported and inspired to be the best version of yourself and progress your career with us. Your training and development will comprise of both general graduate development, including a comprehensive mentoring programme, as well as specific technical training to support you in your role. You will have opportunities to enhance your personal and professional skills and gain further qualifications within leadership and lean manufacturing.

About Us

We are one of the UK’s biggest food businesses with over 6000 individuals working as a team, putting pride and passion into everything we do: from the farm to the customer’s door.  It’s not what we do, but how we do it.

Formed in 2018, Avara Foods is a joint venture between Cargill Meats Europe and Faccenda Foods creating the sole UK supplier of Chicken, Turkey and Duck products; backed with a strong reputation for integrity, high standards and building long-term partnerships with customers, growers and suppliers.

What’s In It For You

A real job from day one that will give you the chance to have an influential impact through innovation and enthusiasm.

The understanding that we see you as an important and valued member of our team and that we will strive to support you to be the best version of yourself within our business.

Our company’s path is an ambitious one and it is this path that will provide you with the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most talented, experienced and knowledgeable people side by side on fantastic forward-thinking projects.

In addition to this we also offer:

  • £26,000 starting salary
  • 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (raising to 25 days over duration of employment)
  • Relocation, the business will support successful candidates when moving to a new area
  • Pension Scheme
  • Ongoing development and progression to fit in line with your career aspirations
  • Lifestyle benefits such as exclusive perks and discounted shopping vouchers, wellbeing support and discounted gym membership

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.




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