Reference : 574881


  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 01/08/2020

Who are we ?

Planner - Saint-Gobain Weber – Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

Weber are part of Saint-Gobain - Winners of 'TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL' four years running! (2016-2019) and Weber are Winners of the Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Benefits (Small Employer category) Employee Benefit Awards (2019.)

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile?  Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? – Our key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain Weber. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Planner opportunity.

Weber is the UK’s leading manufacturer of innovative and high-performance construction mortars such as renders, tile fixing products, floor screeds and technical mortars. At Weber, we believe what matters most is to care about people and their environment. Weber is part of Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, winners of the award for ‘Top Employer UK and Global’ four years running (2016-2019).

As a Planner, you will be joining a small established team, working with various areas of the operation to help satisfy customer requirements through effective stock control and the creation and management of production schedules. You will achieve this by;

  • Being involved in, and when needed lead, daily Integrated Business Planning (IBP) meetings to assess production, supply and demand, issues, and solutions – actioning and implementing these where appropriate.
  • Working closely with the Customer Service department in communicating product availability dates and communicating any stock issues.
  • Ensuring that the buying of day to day raw materials and packaging is conducted within the contracts and terms that the Purchasing Department have agreed with the company’s suppliers and those purchases are made to maximise service and profit.
  • Supporting the development of SAP and ensuring that relevant procedures, processes and reports needed for day to day effectiveness are up to date and evaluated regularly.

What kind of person are we looking for? 

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key – to perform well in this position, we also need someone who is;

  • Ideally from a Planning background with experience of MRP systems such as SAP, with strong Excel ability.
  • Effective when communicating to different teams, often who have conflicting needs.
  • Well organised, comfortable managing a range or data-sets and systems and using this information to make informed strategic decisions.
  • Proactive and able to quickly assess what is required, identify any shortfalls and either act, or escalate as needed.
  • As travel will be needed to other sites, we need someone with a full UK driving license.


Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first - the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Weber, this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our ambition as a business:

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to 'Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

We also offer some fantastic benefits, including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent Retirement Savings Plan with additional Life Cover
  • Employee Recognition Scheme
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Wellbeing programme
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays).
  • Staff discounts on all UK Saint-Gobain brands such as Jewsons, IDS, ........
  • Share Scheme
  • Subsidized dining facilities
  • Discounts on high street, health and wellbeing products, leisure activities and various other benefits such as car leasing arrangements.

If you’re up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!


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