Supply Chain Planner

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hackney Wick, London

The Role

At Notpla, we create disappearing packaging carefully engineered for a healthy planet. Founded on the belief that nature knows best, we’re an innovative, ideas and action-oriented scale-up developing and manufacturing packaging solutions from seaweed and plants that disappear naturally.We are currently looking to bring in a Supply Chain Planner to provide timely scheduling of materials with our vendors, plan production work orders with our third-party manufacturing partners and to contribute to our customer delivery dates.

At Notpla, we strongly believe in our mission and our employees' ability to help us achieve our goals. We encourage everyone who joins us to develop and grow and take responsibility for your domain without micromanagement. Our objective is to foster a fantastic business culture that is reflected in our working policies and environment.

Besides offering exciting roles and a great working environment, Notpla provides competitive salaries, the potential for EMI Share Options, a zero-carbon pension scheme, discounts with local businesses, and subsidised social activities. Our flexible working policy allows you to work at your own pace.

We are a social business with regular clubs and events, and we are proud of how our diverse workplace has created a community that is all pushing towards the common goal of making plastic disappear.

Our manufacturing group at Notpla is responsible for creating our unique and innovative range of products under the leadership of our Director of Development and Manufacturing. With years of combined experience developing sustainable packaging alternatives, the team is highly dynamic, versatile, and hands-on, with a flexible approach to problem-solving. They are always ready to embrace change and continuously strive to improve the process and capabilities of our products while also responding to faults and challenges as they arise.

Your profile

We are looking to employ a detail-oriented and experienced Supply Chain Planner to create, modify, and manage third-party production schedules and inbound materials. You should have demonstrable experience in working with internal and external production partners to ensure that production orders are completed on time and within budget. We would also need you to have sound knowledge of material requirements planning (MRP) and related software, ideally CIN7. As well as the above, your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring inventory levels, regularly providing production status updates to management, and facilitating the timely delivery of products to customers. 

  • Evaluating sales orders to create suitable production schedules.

  • Estimating the amount of raw materials needed, collaborating with third- party manufacturers to ensure on-time production and readiness.

  • Promptly addressing and resolving suppliers and third-party manufacturing issues to minimise delays in the supply chain.

  • Recommending viable solutions to reduce production costs as well as improve production processes and product quality.

  • Effecting changes to production schedules to ensure that production deadlines are met.

  • Compiling status and performance reports and submitting them to management in a timely manner.

  • Promptly informing the relevant departments of changes to current production schedules.

If the above sounds like something you can see yourself doing, then please apply with a CV and cover letter and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch. 

About us

We’re hard to define because what we’re doing hasn’t been done before.

Notpla is a sustainable packaging start-up founded in 2014. A combination of designers,  chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We create advanced packaging solutions made from seaweed and other natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.

We received multiple awards and grants from Innovate UK and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for our innovative product “Ooho” – an edible and fully biodegradable sachet. Our portfolio has now extended with multiple innovation solutions. 

We're committed to creating a working environment where every member of our team can bring their full self to work regardless of their race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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