Job Description : Manager : S&OP (Sales, Inventory & Operations planning process)
Based in Roodepoort, JHB.
Purpose of position : To build and implement a world class sales, inventory and operations planning process. Optimise production plans & warehousing capacity for industrial and semi finished products.
Optimise interbranch raw milk network planning and balancing
Business English : Fluent
Computer skills / ability to work with various software packages. Working knowledge of LX / ERMS required, high competency in Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Project, and PowerPoint
BComm / BS degree in a business, logistics, technical discipline or equivalent
Minimum 6 years of supply chain experience in FMCG
Strong analytical, organizational, decision making, written and verbal communication and presentation skills to working level as well as executive levels
Strong financial background
To build and implement a world class sales, inventory and operations planning process. Optimise production plans & warehousing capacity for industrial and semi finished products.
Optimise interbranch raw milk network planning and balancing :
Plan production weekly and monthly for a minimum horizon of a rolling 12 months in order to optimise production facilities
Ensure timeous communication with applicable factories to ensure optimisation of all resources eg. shifts planning, maintenance, downtime etc.
Analyse additional volumes and impact it will have on a specific line / factory when new products are launched as well as the procurement lead times on product availability
Ensure space bottlenecks are identified and communicated for further investigations and analysis to ensure sufficient space in the network is determined in advance
Analyse batch sizes versus shelf life requirement and determine the impact thereof on supply and cost of the product in the network eg.
warehouse space, freshness of stock, obsolete stock
Optimise interbranch raw milk network planning :
Optimise the raw milk network flow and determine the most cost effective supply channel, factory and route
Define and revise buffer levels for raw milk at factories and milk intake depots to ensure constant supply
Identify and resolve constraints in the raw milk supply network
Liaise with supplier to ensure smooth execution of raw milk network plans
Assist with the development and execution of the business’s S&OP overall plan :
Establish and optimise the S&OP processes for the company
Coordinate different facets of the S&OP process to provide an optimum product supply and working capital performance
Partner with the SCP Managers, Marketing and Sales, to ensure a workable volume forecast
Lead the S&OP management reviews, prepare all data and metrics for review, identify gaps and scenarios that must be presented,
Create the S&OP minutes, communicate key conclusions to stakeholders and follow up
Evaluate the impact of key changes, risks, and opportunities and develop scenarios considering trade-offs that drive overall business performance
Facilitate the review of supply plans vs. financial plans and reconcile changes and / or gaps between new priorities, demand, supply, and financial targets
Manage the balancing of raw milk :
Balance milk weekly / monthly according to seasonality to ensure sufficient supply of raw milk by integrating forward view and planning to ensure optimal supply or stock build
Balance and trade regional milk between storage, raw milk transportation and primary distribution costs
Analyse risk and trade offs per milk balance plan and propose mitigating actions