NetZero Careers


Working within the Procurement Team the Planner is responsible for creating and managing procurement schedules, materials planning and production planning in order to ensure design intent is realised in the manufacturing and construction processes.

The Planner will have a strong understanding of supply chain management and production planning concepts and will have the ability to step up responsibility as the business grows.

Job Title: Planner

Location: Newmarket

Reports to: Senior Buyer

Hours of work: 37.5 hours 9:00 - 17:00 Mon - Fri

Salary range:  £25,000 - £34,000

Primary Responsibilities

This is an outline description of the key responsibilities and accountabilities involved in the job. This is not an exhaustive list and the post-holder might be expected to undertake any other duties across the wider organisation, commensurate with level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training.

  • Using inputs from other departments, in particular design, identify material requirements for each project.

  • Create and control the Procurement Schedule as a key enabler for the buying team flagging up any risks throughout this process.

  • Co-ordinate with other departments regarding manufacturing and construction goals, timelines etc ensuring that materials are scheduled in accordance with the masterplan.

  • Own the short term (out to 6 months) manufacturing and capacity plan ensuring all projects are scheduled in accordance with factory/site capacity and business targets.
  • Liaise with customers, suppliers, and internal parties as required.

  • Manage inventory issues, schedule changes and ensure any required cancellations are carried out.

  • Prepare performance reports and data collation as required.

  • Be flexible and able to solve problems at pace as they occur.

General Duties

Diversity and Promoting Dignity at Work

NetZero Buildings recognises the contribution of all employees to deliver our Business. We expect staff to value and respect diversity and to respond to the differing and diverse needs of others. We aim to have an environment free of bullying or harassment which would create an intimidating and unpleasant atmosphere impacting on staff wellbeing.

All forms of bullying and harassment are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Professional and Personal Development

All staff will have a formal appraisal with their manager, on an annual basis. Once performance/training objectives have been set, the individuals progress will be reviewed on a regular basis so that new objectives can be agreed and set, in order to maintain progress.

Those with management/supervisory responsibility are required to ensure that their direct reports have an appraisal.

Health and Safety

All staff have a responsibility to maintain health and safety of self and others within the performance of duties in accordance with NZB health and safety policies, and to undertake specific health and safety responsibilities as directed. All staff have a responsibility to adhere to the Risk Management Policies & Procedures.

All staff are required to contribute to the control of risk, and must report immediately any incident, accident or near miss to the NetZero Buildings Health and Safety Manager.

All staff are required to adhere to NetZero Buildings 5-point PPE standards.

Working on Non-NetZero Buildings Premises

All staff when working on non-NZB premises are bound by NZB policies and procedures.


To be familiar with and comply with all NZB policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

Person Specification

Qualifications Essential or Desirable
Technical qualification in a relevant field e.g. MCIPS Essential
Specialist Knowledge Essential or Desirable
Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Desirable
Experience Essential or Desirable
Experience of working in a fast moving procurement and supply chain function Essential
Experience of implementing and using business change processes Desirable

NZB Competency Framework

Personal skills/abilities Essential or Desirable
Ability to analyse complex data and present findings to a variety of stakeholders Essential
Ability to build relationships, internally and externally. Essential
The ability to generate creative ideas and solutions to drive the agenda forward Essential
Strong IT skills particularly in Microsoft Excel and reporting Essential
Ability to travel Essential

Mandatory Training

Course Delivered Refresh Method
Corporate Induction Within 1st Month N/A Face to face
Equality and Diversity At Induction 2 years Face to face
Health and Safety Awareness At Induction 1 years Face to face
Fire Safety At Induction 1 years Face to face
Manual Handling At Induction 1 years Face to face
Mental Health Awareness At Induction 2 years Face to face
Appraisal Training Within 3 months of starting N/A Face to face
Personal protective equipment At Induction 2 years Face to face
Drug and alcohol awareness At Induction 2 years Face to face

Behavioural Competencies


Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

Demonstrates consideration for a work-life balance. Treats all team members with equal importance. Acts as a role model by valuing diversity and celebrating difference. Considers diversity related needs when planning and allocating work. Deals promptly with another’s inappropriate behaviours. Champion efforts to make the workplace more inclusive.


Works Collaboratively

Actively develops and maintains a network of colleagues. Demonstrates an understanding of the activities/priorities of different parts of the business. Considers the impact of their actions/decisions on different parts of the business. Readily shares resources to support high priority work. Proactively seeks information and support from outside of their immediate team. Encourages team to seek and act on feedback from customers and stakeholders.


Drives for results

Ensures they are clear about what is expected of them. Organises and plans their work effectively and efficiently to deal with both the expected and unexpected. Alerts colleagues to potential problems in meeting deadlines and suggests solutions. Produces work of a consistently high standard, checks own work. Looks for solutions when encountering problems. Sees tasks through to completion.


Building Capability

Takes responsibility for own development, reviews own performance and identifies development needs. Seeks to develop new skills and experiences. Learns from and acts on constructive feedback. Helps others by sharing own knowledge and experience. Makes effective use of the full range of development opportunities.



Innovation, change and agility

Is not afraid to constructively question or challenge. Demonstrates enthusiasm for change and a willingness to get involved. Readily exchanges information with others across the business. Readily contributes ideas or suggestions for improvement. Is open to new ideas and asks questions to confirm understanding. Willingly adopts own working practices to support changes.


Communication with impact

Conveys information clearly and concisely in an appropriate format. Speaks clearly and effectively to different audiences. Conveys energy and enthusiasm about their work. Asks open questions to appreciate other points of view. Confidently handles challenging conversations. Quickly puts others at ease and builds rapport.


Customer Focus

Proactively keeps customers informed with timely and appropriate feedback. Identifies and clarifies individual customer needs. Is honest and realistic with customers. Do not over promise. Treat all customers with courtesy and respect. Resolves customer enquiries promptly only referring to others when genuinely appropriate. Apologises when services or products do not meet requirements.


Effective Decision Making 

Makes effective decisions following appropriate criteria. Ask questions when unsure of correct approach. Investigates and responds to gaps in information. Undertakes appropriate analysis to support decisions or recommendations. Understands where to go and who to involve if further information is required. Thinks through implications of own decisions.

Technical/Role Specific Competencies

Education Essential or Desirable
Technical Qualification Essential
CIPS Desirable
Skill Detail Approach
Reading technical drawings High level understanding of drawings to aid planning Internal training
Knowledge on BIM Modelling software Use of ARCHICAD at NZB. Internal training
Planning Detailed stages of planning, stage control, exceptions Assessed at appointment
Risk Assessment Use of NZB risk management process Internal training on NZB approach IOSH/NEBOSH
Health and Safety Skills demonstrated through essential qualifications Assessed at appointment

How we recruit

If you have seen a vacancy you would like to be apply for please complete the following application for and equal opportunities monitoring form and return to [email protected]

Equality and Diversity Application Form

The qualifications listed in the job description are there to help you select the role that best fits your background and aspirations, so pay close attention and outline how you meet these requirements.

You will have an initial remote interview with either the recruiting manager, a nominated representative or HR. This is expected to last approx. 30 minutes to seek clarification on the application is required and provide information about the role.

If you progress through the remote interview you will be invited to a face to face interview with the recruiting manager and HR. You will be given to opportunity to meet colleagues and if a practical element of assessment is included you will be made aware of this at invite. Throughout the interview process, feel free to ask your interviewers for clarification. Ask questions—about the work, about the team, about the culture.

After your interviews are done, the panel review your application, interview feedback and scores, any work samples you submitted and any practical assessment undertaken. Once the recommendation for hire is complete this is finally approved by the relevant Director to provide another layer of objectivity and review.