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Regional Category Supply Planner Job Vacancy

Regional Category Supply Planner
Purpose of the job:To consistently provide Master Production Schedule plans aligned to capacities by resource, which are optimized, feasible and realistic. 

You will also ensure the required service level and optimal stock covers are in line to company stock cover policy.

Key Responsibilities will be to;

  • Analyze and evaluate the supply plan and net dispatch requirements to satisfy customer needs taking into account the network complexity and the supply constraints;
  • Plan and optimize mixed loads taking into account transportation constraints;
  • Inventory Management: Balance the need for product availability versus the need to minimize costs of inventory to ensure optimum stocks of the right material in the right location;
  • Exceptions management: Analyze exceptions, to take business decisions (based on priorities or after arbitration) and to adjust planning results accordingly;
  • Establish constrained master production requirements for short and long term and to follow up production plans;
  • Consistently achieve sustainable Customer Service Level for domestic and Inter-Market Supply, (IMS) customers within the Working Capital and Freshness objectives by ensuring that the weekly planning process is executed on time;
  • Establish stock policies for Finished Goods and periodically review stock level of the domestic and receiving markets to pro-actively look for solutions in case of deviations;
  • Determine key issues with volume variance that may impact supply, and highlight to MPS Planner;
  • Ensure supply plans are realistic and achievable in accordance with the business planning process;
  • Challenge manufacturing on regular basis to manage lot sizes, cycle times and R&P inventory levels, to drive optimum FG inventory level;
  • Deliver sustained IMS performance;
Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate should possess the following minimum skills and competencies;
  • Masters in Business Administration/ Bachelor of Commerce- Procurement and Supply Chain Management / BSc. Statistics from a reputable university;
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in any one of the following areas:
  • Supply planning role coupled with experience in Marketing and Sales or Production Planning;
  • Factory logistics;
  • Demand Planning;
  • OIT (Operations Improvement Team);
  • Prior experience in customer service will be beneficial;
  • Highly developed in optimizing and managing performance as well as planning resources and capacity;
  • Strong in result focus and proactive cooperation;
  • Strong analytical, attention to detail and persuasive skills with good communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to look at the big picture and facilitate team learning;
  • Working experience and knowledge on MS PowerPoint and MS Excel, especially Pivot table;
  • Experience in SAP or other Advance Planning Systems;
  • Ability to impact and convince others at all levels within the organization
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can send their applications to stating their current and expected package.

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