Production Planner
Staff Solutions Recruitment
Portelizabeth, South Africa
3d ago
source : Executive Placements

Duties :

  • Promote Core Operating Principles of Safety and Health, Environmental Stewardship, Highest Ethical Behaviour, Respect for People & Quality throughout the company
  • Monitor manufacturing progress to plan to ensure efficient stock to supply customers in line with the customers demand and the companys stock holding policy
  • Optimize production planning to eliminate negative impact on new material
  • Inventory levels : Track finished goods inventory levels in line with target inventory for relevant business unit
  • Determine the start and end date of batches based on ERP parameters
  • Confirm intermediate and finished goods batches
  • Determine filling quantities per stock parameters set in SAP
  • Monitor jobs to ensure they will finish on time and within budget
  • Address issues when they arise aiming for minimum disruption
  • Manage output information completed batches, later and early batches
  • Prepare and submit status performance reports
  • Collaborate with WH staff, production, quality control and other staff to ensure products are completed in time
  • Calculate RCCP and manage load on the factory in line with load smoothing strategies
  • Manage the phase out of run out items and phase in of new items to ensure minimum obsolescence / disruption
  • Ensure a safety stock of a minimum of 4 weeks is maintained to avoid line stoppages
  • Prioritize and follow up on emergency batches
  • Participate in the company stock takes twice per year
  • Assist with projects as and when required
  • Assist with Waterborne Production Planning in the case of unplanned absence
  • Work after / additional hours, as required
  • Requirements :
  • Matric
  • Matric
  • Tertiary qualification in supply chain / operations, or equivalent experience
  • High level of computer literacy (SAP & Excel essential)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an operations environment; understanding production processes and parameters impacting planning activities
  • Capacity to utilize companys information systems; SAP experience is essential
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good planning and prioritizing skills
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