Planning and MRP Associate

Permanent employee, Full-time · Haverhill

KatKin’s Opportunity

For uncompromising cat parents who want the best, KatKin goes hardcore for cat health. We make the UK’s only fresh cat food: 100% human-quality meat, gently cooked, and frozen for freshness. 

Where the competition cuts corners, catfishes customers and puts profits over health, we put cat wellbeing first. No shortcuts. No secret recipes. We’re cutting the fluff, thinking fresh and channelling hardcore love into industry-wide change. So cats live long and cat parents can love hard without compromise.

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

We’re all-in for cats, and it shows: our energy will blow you away from day one. You’ll be surrounded by knowledgeable scientists, big creative thinkers, astute business brains, and a whole team of hardcore cat parents. All on a mission to make hardcore love the new standard in cat care – with a fresh take on every product in the cat industry.

The Role

Located in Haverhill, the KatKin Kitchen is where our fresh, 100% human-quality meat food is gently cooked and frozen. We are looking for a qualified Production Planner to organise production according to demand and quality standards. You will be the one to ensure our goods are produced on time for distribution in a profitable manner. Has the responsibility to ensure the factory is fully planned and forecasted to meet the expected output of the business to achieve its expected growth target.

This Hands-On Role Includes Ownership Of
  • Determine ingredients and raw materials needed to cover production demand.

  • Scheduling the usage of production ingredients and materials to ensure optimal levels. 

  • Monitor material supply flow and identify any shortages or bottlenecks in usage that may arise. 

  • Build and share the weekly production plan with all operations team. 

  • Ensure the production of all products have enough stock to supply the demand.

  • Readjust the production plan when targets are not achieved. 

  • Coordinate production workflow for one or multiple products.

  • Ensure that the collections have the necessary products to supply the most urgent demand.

  • Plan and prioritise operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay.

  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption.

  • Obtain output information (number of finished products, percentage of defectives etc.).

  • Raise to COO any stock / production issues that can impact other company departments. 

  • Prepare and submit status and performance reports.

  • Collaborate with production, quality control, warehouse and office teams

Who You Are
  • Proven experience as production planner

  • Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles

  • Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning)

  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Enterprise Resource Planner systems

  • Strong knowledge of data and statistics

  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience with Google Suite desirable

  • Loves cats (obviously!)

What We Offer
  • Competitive salary and a MacBook

  • Career defining opportunity in being instrumental to scaling our brand, fast

  • No egos and a small close-knit team

  • 25 days holiday every year plus your birthday off

  • 12-weeks paternity / maternity leave

  • Discount for KatKin fresh meals

  • AXA Health Insurance including optical and dental

  • Yearly personal development budget 

  • Company pension

  • All the tea and coffee you can drink, fresh fruit, great banter and a cat (and dog) friendly office

To Apply

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About us
We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At KatKin we celebrate differences, and everything that makes our colleagues unique, by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. 

We want to make our recruitment processes accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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