Salary: Great rate of Pay + Fantastic Benefits

Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm
Location: Site-based with an element of home working. 
Contract: Fixed-term, 12 months Maternity cover

Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Our innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future.
We are currently looking for a Production Planner (maternity cover 12 months) to join our friendly team based at Tunstead Lime Plant in Buxton, Derbyshire. This role is on a temporary, fixed-term basis to cover maternity.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Reporting to the Lime Production Manager, the Production Planner is responsible for developing production plans to allow the Lime business to operate efficiently and ensure 100% order fulfilment.

This involves gathering and analysing orders, sales data, production forecasts and understanding how to efficiently produce lime in our plant.

The successful post holder will interact with Lime Production / Maintenance functions advising significant opportunities for Improvement to Throughput, Inventory levels and Operating Expense and liaise with Commercial / Logistics to identify any strategic opportunities for improvement (i.e. new product development, new markets, etc.)

In this role, you will also liaise with key suppliers of raw materials and haulage service providers to develop new ways of working to ensure operations operate as efficiently as possible.

Previous experience of manufacturing operations and knowledge of the lime production process and applications would be advantageous but not essential.

The role would suit candidates with relevant work experience or recent graduates with strong analytical and / or engineering background.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience, develop skills and operational knowledge in a 24/7 process and would be a good stepping stone to other roles within Tarmac or beyond.

Role Requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills – ideally someone from science, engineering or analytical background
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Higher education qualifications
  • Basic understanding of lime production process
  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Excel


Location: Buxton, Derbyshire, England

Job Reference: tarmac/TP/116/1016