Andrew France, our Senior Planner, has been in the fresh produce industry for nearly twenty years managing stock and administrative teams. In April of 2019 Andrew joined Birtwistles and was immediately struck by the family atmosphere.
His days are spent either in the factory counting and monitoring stock levels, in the office analysing sales figures and forecasts, building and using Excel Spreadsheets to track and review stock levels, and providing support to the rest of the Buying Team.
From the bulk stock in the storage units to the finished products at the pick face, all is bought and planned for by the Procurement team – who have the unenviable task of making sure the produce is there when the customers want it, but also not holding too much as no one wants to be wasting meat.
Andrew’s calm and measured approach instils confidence in all those around him. He has become a valuable asset to the Procurement team with his plans and forecasts always being top notch.
“Ensuring the plans are correct so that our customers receive everything they want in perfect condition is a daily challenge which I love. This task is made easier by having the support of the hard-working teams within the factory who supply all the information I need on time everyday”