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Production Planner


Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Job ID:  37748
Estimated Travel:  0%
Contract Type: 
Talent Area:  Procurement

Trivium Packaging is a global sustainability leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, nearly 8,000 employees, and an annual revenue of approximately €3.0 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care, and premium beverages.

Trivium wants to shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the near term, focus is on building & upskilling the team, deciding where to play & how to win, and increasing financial performance by executing the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational, and supply chain excellence). Sustainability is embedded in our materials and in our actions. Trivium has ambitious sustainability targets and focuses exclusively on products that are infinitely recyclable. Our company sustainability journey has been awarded with a Platinum medal by EcoVadis, the world’s leading rating agent who allocated this award only to the top 1% of the >75000 companies reviewed. Sustainability is embedded in each and every function at Trivium, it‘s in our DNA. The global head office is at Amsterdam Airport; however, many people work in virtual teams from different countries. Our culture is results-driven, entrepreneurial, informal, and highly multicultural. Our people have a high degree of responsibility. 

Role Description

  • Plan production lines efficiently to achieve required service levels and maintain safety stocks.
  • To analyse and challenge demand information to support site S&OP processes.
  • To support continuous improvement of planning team, associated systems and processes.


Key Responsibilities

  • Create and issue efficient production schedules for relevant production area.
  • Regularly review medium and long term demand related to the relevant planning area.
  • Ensure that demand is balanced versus available capacity to deliver optimum service levels to internal and external customers.
  • Evaluate production requirements and produce daily/weekly plans for relevant department.
  • Maintain safety stock levels within agreed parameters to ensure that service and lead time requirements can be achieved.
  • Support coordination of third-party production activities relevant to area of working.
  • Attend daily production meetings and communicate relevant information where needed.
  • Effectively communicate any delays/issues to the relevant departments.
  • General activities related to role e.g., stock checks, investigations into quality or production issues
  • Provide holiday cover and absence cover for planning colleagues.
  • Support other roles within the Supply Chain team as directed by the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Adherence to Trivium Packaging UK Ltd - Norwich Policies and Procedures and protocols.
  • All other tasks commensurate with the grade and skills, as may be directed by the Supply Chain Manager, or Norwich Site Manager, for which suitable training will be provided.  


Requirements for the role:

Education & Training:

  • Minimum GCSE in Maths and English Grade C or above, or equivalent.
  • A proven track record in meeting strict deadlines and coordinating multiple tasks in a time sensitive environment.
  • Computer literate – MS Office.
  • Experience of SAP.
  • A working understanding of Health and Safety best practice.



  • Planning Experience and a good understanding of the production process.
  • Experience of S&OP process.




  • A pro active approach with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Good communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels.
  • In depth understanding of coating and printing process.
  • Dynamic – ability to think on feet, prioritise ever changing workload and manage shifting priorities.
  • Methodical and meticulous.
  • Highly numerate.
  • Steady, even temperament – calm under pressure.
  • Possess the drive and tenacity to undertake projects, through to timely fruition.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Able to develop good working relationships.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Willingness to undertake further training as deemed appropriate.


To reach our goals, we know we need colleagues at all levels who are truly diverse in every way. That’s why we are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our people and It’s business critical for us to ensure all our people have what they need to perform at their best and can be their true selves at work.