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Holmen Board & Paper is a Swedish company and a member of the Holmen Group. The Workington Mill produces premium paperboard under the brand Incada. Our paperboard is an integral part of the shopping experience for our clients’ customers. Since 2013 we have powered the mill almost entirely by fossil fuel free energy. We value our employees and products highly. Today we are approximately 340 co-workers. Our integrated pulp and paperboard mill is located to the west of the beautiful Lake District in the north of England. 

Your future challenge 

An opportunity has arisen within the Supply Chain Team for a Finishing Planner who will report to the Planning & Services Manager.  The successful candidate will be responsible for planning the production of the Finishing Department.  The holder of this position will be expected to work closely with the Finishing Department, Customer Service Amsterdam and O2D and base pallet and core suppliers. 

Reporting to the Planning & Services Manager, the successful candidate will: 

  • Create daily plans for finishing plant to achieve customer ready date – Sheeters, Rewinder and Coiler.
  • Ensure plans support maximum throughput and efficiency and ensure customer orders are ready on time and in full.
  • Create daily priority sheet and co-ordinate daily with Finishing to ensure the plan is carried out.
  • Control and report late orders daily to customer service.
  • Call off of base pallets from suppliers to meet finishing requirements.
  • Order and provide weekly call-off of cores with supplier to meet coiler requirements.
  • Control of waste when booking orders from stock (outside system waste percentage).
  • Work closely with pallet suppliers to ensure a smooth flow to the mill and co-ordinate special pallet requirements.
  • Modify daily plan in accordance with equipment failure, labour shortage etc.
  • Flexibility to provide cover for other roles within the team- Board Machine Planner and Service Co-ordinator. 

The successful Finishing Planner will possess: 

  • Good academic standards- Minimum A level standard
  • Good communication skills written and oral.
  • Excellent IT skills including Excel.
  • Ability to cope under pressure. 

In addition to the above, the following is desirable: 

  • Excellent knowledge of Finishing processes and capabilities.
  • Ability to cope with changing priorities.
  • Good knowledge of planning systems.

What we offer you: 

  • A competitive salary 
  • Fantastic Contributory pension plan
  • Life assurance
  • A range of benefits to support your health and wellbeing 
  • Opportunities to develop and grow
  • Full PPE and annual uniform/PPE allowance
  • On site Occupational Health
  • On-site staff canteen
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly procedures including enhanced maternity leave and menopause procedure. 

Holmen is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.  

We are devoted and committed to developing our teams and ensuring that our staff have the courage, commitment and responsibility to perform at their best. We provide significant resources to enable you to achieve your potential and expect our staff to perform to the best of their ability at all times.  

Apply today!

If you’re looking for the opportunity to challenge yourself and make a positive impact with a pioneering customer orientated business, we’d love to hear from you.  

To apply, please click the “Apply for this position” link at the end of the advert and upload your CV to arrive by 1600 hours on Wednesday 19th June 2024. 

Employment level

Permanent employment

Working hours


Occupation degree

Full time



Last day of application

19 June, 2024

Val Warren

Human Resources Advisor

01900 600127

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We let the forest grow and give

Holmen’s operations are powered by the forest. The growing trees, the water rushing down the mighty rivers and the wind blowing through the treetops. This is the heart of Holmen, a business built around the forest ecocycle and the renewable products we can create from it. Our business areas are Forest, Renewable Energy, Wood Products, Paperboard and Paper. With a workforce of 3 500 people, we create a sustainable future and value for shareholders, customers and society with courage, commitment and responsibility.

Premium paperboard and innovative paper products from fresh fibre Holmen produces premium paperboard and innovative paper products for everything from cosmetics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and food to books, magazines, advertising and transport packaging. Our products are appreciated by conscious customers due to their exceptional properties and low climate footprint. We use fresh fibre from sustainably managed and certified forests. Our production and processing facilities are located in Braviken, Hallstavik, Iggesund and Strömsbruk in Sweden and Workington in the UK.