Supply planner

Company/ Firm Name

innocent drinks


London or Rotterdam

Published Date

19 May 2022

About the job:

innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we’re blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We’re proud to call ourselves Europe’s favourite little healthy drinks company, but we’re still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.

what you'll be doing

We’ve come a long way from selling smoothies in West London in 1999. we now make and sell our drinks across europe and in other continents.

We need someone great to join us in the supply planning team who will be responsible for ensuring operations run smoothly for a few of our drinks portfolio, planning and ordering the right production volume at the right time– ultimately ensuring that we deliver excellent service levels of smoothies and juices to our end customers.

You will be working closely with teams internally, including procurement, commercial, technical, and logistics team and have ownership of operational relationships with our external manufacturing partners; which includes the day-to-day as well as on long term capacities and ways of working. You will help to ensure we have the capacity to manage future demand and deliver growth of the business and also have the opportunity to input into some of our exciting projects such as campaigns or new product launches.

We're also transitioning a number of our drinks to our very own new factory - The Blender. 

You'll play a pivotal role in ensuring production is moved across the network, and get stuck in with continuous improvement initiatives to drive optimisation - and work with some great people in Rotterdam in the process. It's a really exciting time to join the team with a growing supply chain and buckets of personal development opportunities.

We have one permanent contract available and a couple of fixed term contracts available.

you'll have

To succeed in our supply chain team, you’ll be bright, enthusiastic, a brilliant problem solver, with an eye for detail and number crunching. You’ll be ready to develop your career further at innocent - Supply Chain experience is desirable. You will be managing lots of different information sources, new Microsoft D365 systems and Excel, so you’ll have to be highly organised and a whizz at multi-tasking.

You’ll keep on top of everything through your excellent time management and be a natural at building strong relationships with the team here at Fruit Towers and our suppliers, and you’ll be someone who is confident presenting their ideas in front of others.

A really great candidate for this role will have:

  • Ideally you will have already cut your teeth in the supply chain world and looking for your next development opportunity

  • The ability to build strong relationships quickly and work cross functionally

  • A keen interest in supply chain operations and our products

  • Agile and proficient skills in Excel, and an affinity for numbers

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills

  • Have a degree or equivalent. In our experience people who really enjoy these kind of roles are those with a business, maths, engineering or science background

  • A keen eye for detail with impeccable organisation skills

  • The ability to keep several plates spinning at once

you'll get

  • Experience in the heart of the operations, seeing how all elements of our products come together and get to the shelf

  • Play a part in the evolution of our very first innocent factory

  • Improve your stakeholder skills as you'll deal with many teams internally

  • Be the first point of contact of our key suppliers and partners in UK and Europe

  • A great way to develop your career in supply chain

You will help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities in the UK and across Europe as well as a competitive rewards package. We also have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. Take a look at our reward page for more details.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.