Production Planner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Planner to join our Bellshill site, responsible for balancing supply and demand through the management of all production and capacity planning activities in line with S&OP, ensuring customer and market requirements are met whilst minimising obsolescence risk, stock holding costs and stabilising production plans

Main Responsibility

  • Deliver a short and medium term optimised production schedule utilising advanced planning systems and processes, minimising changeovers on the line whilst meeting customer service targets
  • Manage and maintain the production planning master data in the ERP system, ensuring it is of the highest quality to minimise error and deliver accuracy in production schedules, particularly in support of bottling speeds and efficiency
  • Ensure relevant production planning procedures and rules are adhered to and implemented as per the AP&S process to optimise service to customers and internal stakeholders such as production, spirit and material planning
  • Control the costs of stock holding in line with agreed policies whilst ensuring efficiency in the production lines without impacting on customer service
  • Build collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders across the OBU including  Production, Spirit Teams and Supply Chain to ensure all issues, risks and opportunities are recognised and subsequent impact to planning is understood and actioned to support the business needs
  • Know and understand demand changes through alignment with the S&OP cycle and make recommendations and take appropriate action to resolve any conflicts
  • Accountable for managing, reporting and reviewing Company KPI’s relevant to Planning, ensuring timelines and targets are met
  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with our diversity and inclusion aim, which is to create and promote a diverse and inclusive culture at WG&S where ideas, differences and views are respected and where all employees are encouraged to create their own personal legacy

Our Ideal Candidate


  • Educated to degree level or qualified by experience
  • Comprehensive production/capacity planning knowledge and an understanding of end to end supply chain processes and procedures gained in an FMCG or equivalent environment.
  • Working understanding of modern advanced planning & scheduling techniques
  • Application of S&OP policies and practices   
  • Experience of influencing and engaging with all levels of a business, globally
  • Competency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Visio and SharePoint) and ERP systems



  • Knowledge of IFS system and processes
  • Pragmatic problem solver with the ability to contend and deliver with conflicting priorities
  • Self-starter with ability to work alone or part of a wider team
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with a passion and commitment to deliver continuous improvement

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

William Grant & Sons

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