Planning Manager (402867)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #402867JR
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Food & Feed, Logistics
Employer Description

Food manufacturing company situated in Midrand

Job Description

Directly responsible for the strategy and management of the Plant Scheduling & Logistics/Warehouse teams including production & raw materials scheduling, inventory policy activities, TECO & Cycle counting and Warehouse team activities.  Primary responsibility is to ensure availability of raw materials at optimum levels to execute the weekly production plan which supports the objectives of superior customer service, product quality, total delivered cost and working capital targets.  Responsibility for the development, optimisation, and execution of both raw materials and production manufacturing schedules, utilising SAP.  Leads Plant scheduling activities for product life cycle management, including new product launches, reformulations and discontinuations.  Acts as an influential member to Supply Chain leadership team.

Main Responsibilities

Provide leadership and oversight to the scheduling & logistics team, including materials purchasing planning, production scheduling, inventory management, product life cycle change management, disposals, risk and SLOB management, master data governance. Identify and implement improvements to working practices to improve efficiency, performance and reliability in the supply chain, including: vendor management, seasonality and promotions planning and supplier inventory planning. These activities should deliver expected PPOF, PPLF, PTP and PR agreed targets, which in collaboration with Central Supply Planning deliver Customer Services levels.

100% Engagement: Drive the team to a culture of total employee ownership by effectively managing systems to drive empowerment and engagement for all Employees and promoting active participation in learning and continuous improvement activities. This includes Build capability of workforce separately, Employee development and coaching in behaviors and competency development, as well as management of daily, weekly, and monthly review processes.

Responsible for all systems monitoring and enhancements (SAP), system training and core power users.

Main lead into Company’s  IT for technical enhancements / changes.

Responsible for the tactical and strategic factory materials and inventory plans, set targets, manage year on year stock value / inventory turnover improvements to support Supply Chain targets. Input into the S&OP process at Site.

Represent the plant on local, regional and global Supply Chain projects, with regard to Commercialisation, CCI and engineering changes. This includes execution of Commercialization projects and Warehouse work transportation for safety risk.


Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, Management or related field desirable.


5 years experience in Food/FMCG manufacturing. Experience of Production and materials planning and management required. Operations / Supply Chain background and proven track record of target focused delivery in fast paced Operational environment required. Working knowledge of cycle count process, SAP preferred. Demonstrable leadership skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.    

Salary / Package

R850 - R960 000 per annum


Medical Aid, Provident fund