Planning Specialist - Manufacturing

Operations Auckland Full-time New Zealand

Job Description

We are looking for a Planning Specialist to join our dynamic team based at our manufacturing site in East Tamaki. You will be actively involved in and have responsibility in ensuring optimal alignment between demand and supply for our plant whilst balancing efficiency, flexibility and quality, service levels and other factors to ensure we consistently deliver great quality coffee and tea to our customers!

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing an accurate and stable Finished Goods production plan for the Auckland Manufacturing site 
  • Production planning within SAP APO
  • Production Scheduling – collaboration with Operations team to apply demand plan to optimise production schedule
  • MRP Planning and Inventory control - timely procurement of packaging and raw materials
  • Managing suppliers and report on quality and delivery performance
  • Monitoring of planning alerts, inventory levels, progress of production orders and component consumption.
  • Master Data management, i.e. conduct regular reviews with the production teams of master data; capacity and component consumption and maintain Bill of Materials
  • Supporting the effective management of Phase In / Phase Out planning and NPD launches
  • Making continuous improvements to planning processes and practices


If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you’re brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE Peets. We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count.

For this role, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum 5 years Factory or Supply Chain planning experience;
  • FMCG experience
  • Experienced with SAP APO;
  • Strong personal leadership
  • Good communication skills and capable of influencing others;
  • Eager to take ownership and initiative;
  • Results driven;
  • Unrestricted Work Visa

Additional Information


  • Discretionary Annual Bonus
  • Income Protection and Life Insurance
  • Medical Insurance for you and your family
  • Paid Parental Leave Benefits
  • Enjoy half a day off on your birthday
  • Delicious coffee and tea on-site and quarterly free staff parcels including a range of our coffee and tea brands

    If you think you're up for a new challenge just like this, please grab a cuppa, brush up your CV and apply now (it's really easy, we promise). If you have any questions you'd like to ask before applying, feel free to send an e-mail to

    Note: no applications are handled via e-mail.

    We are not an accredited employer therefore cannot assist with work visas and currently only accepting applications of candidates who have already obtained legal unrestricted rights to work in NZ

JDE Peet’s is the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, serving approximately 4,200 cups of coffee or tea per second, and is headquartered in the Netherlands. For more than 265 years, we’ve been inspired by the belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries with a portfolio of over 50 brands including Kiwi favourites such as Moccona, L’OR, Hummingbird, Bell Tea, Jed’s, Ti Ora and more. In 2022, JDE Peet’s generated total sales of close to 15 billion NZD and employed a global workforce of more than 20,000 employees.

We offer our people a range of learning and development programs to support their personal growth and we believe that a diverse and inclusive culture enables us to serve every coffee and tea lover in the best possible way.

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