Manager: S&OP (Sales, Inventory & Operations planning process)
Alpha Labour Solutions
Johannesburg, South Africa
1d ago

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

Requirements :

  • 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
  • Responsibilities :

    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
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