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Job Summary

The planner is responsible for creating and owning the demand forecast as well as converting that forecast into a production requirement/master production schedule. To ensure optimum production planning in line with market requirements and available capacity.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

ROLE    
Production Planner

REPORTING TO

Shift Manager Production & Engineering manager   

DEPARTMENT
Manufacturing Operations  & Warehouse   

LOCATION
Factory

COMPANY VISION: To be the LION of the Plastics Industry in Africa

COMPANY MISSION: To achieve our vision we will:
1.    Build a Best in Class Company with A-Players who live our Core Values, apply Lean Excellence in all Processes, invest in Market Leading Technology, practice Great Governance.
Become a Market Profit Share Leader with Focus on Creating More Value for Customers, Fanatical Customer Relationships & Market Leading Product Innovation; and Focus on Market Share of Profit & Cash Flow, not just Sales & Tonnage.
2.    Reach Customers Across Africa by Building a Strategic Network of Manufacturing Hubs & Partner Spokes to serve customers across Africa; and Becoming an Export Oriented Business with Strong Local Presence in each Country.

Overall Objective of the Job
The planner is responsible for creating and owning the demand forecast as well as converting that forecast into a production requirement/master production schedule. To ensure optimum production planning in line with market requirements and available capacity.

Key Responsibilities 
Perform daily Stock analysis Inventory to determine ensure:
1)    Minimum and Maximum Levels of FG are maintained
2)    Minimum and Maximum Levels of RM are maintained   

Key Deliverables
3 Mths Minimum Levels
6 Mths Maximum Levels

Key Responsibilities
Liaise with the Commercial team to determine the Monthly, Weekly and Daily Stock requirements based on their demand and Forecast Plans.   

Key Deliverables
100% Achievement of Sales Tonnage Targets

Key Responsibilities
Determine manpower, equipment and raw materials needed to fulfil the forecasted production demand.   

Key Deliverables
100% Achievement of production Plan

Key Responsibilities
Develop a Monthly Production Plan while taking into consideration the below:
1)    Commercial Demands & forecast
2)    FG & WIP Stock Inventory.
3)    Machine and Mold Availability
4)    Raw Materials Availability   

Key Deliverables
100% Achievement of Production Plan and Production Targets

Key Responsibilities
Develop a Monthly Labour Work Plan in alignment to:
1)    Approved production Plan
2)    Requisite competencies
3)    Approved Shift Hours   

Key Deliverables
100% Achievement of:
a)    Production Plan
b)    Production Tonnage
c)    Labour Costs

Key Responsibilities
Prepare Job Plans for all planned job and approve RM Requisitions submitted on Syspro.   

Key Deliverables
100% Achievement of Production Plan and Targets

Key Responsibilities
Monitor the execution of the production Plan to ensure cost optimization.   

Key Deliverables
100% Achievement of Production Costs

Academic and Professional Qualifications
●    A Bachelor Degree/Diploma in in Engineering, Logistics, Operations Planning, Supply Chain or related fields
●    APICS Certification

Knowledge and Experience
●    Proven experience in production / material planning
●    Production Process Planning, and experience with an ERP.
●    Excellent knowledge of production planning and Stock Inventory Analysis
●    Knowledge of Manufacturing Processes
●    Experience in MRP II (Manufacturing resource planning)
●    Working knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
●    Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
●    Excellent communication abilities

Functional Skills
●    Understanding of Business Operations
●    Good quantification and analytical skills
●    Planning and organization
●    Performance Oriented
●    Proactive and big picture thinking

Personal Qualities
●    Good Written and Oral Communication Skills, Effective communication,
●    Presentation skills,
●    Interpersonal skills

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