Supply Chain Planning Manager Job in Kenya

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Supply Chain Planning Manager Job in Kenya

Supply Chain Planning Manager

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Responsibility for Internal and External relations


  • Coordinate with Head of Supply Chain and implement robust S&OP and Planning process
  • Coordinating with sales and production departments on demand, production, material requirements and constraints as well as customer order fulfilment plans

  • Coordinating strategic material procurement with the Procurement Manager  


  • None

Key responsibilities:

  1. Managerial / Supervisory responsibilities
  2. Operational responsibilities/Tasks


  • Implement, evaluate and maintain/improve effective (production, material requirement, dispatch and in/outbound transportation) planning processes and systems through continuous evaluation and improvement.
  • Support the Head of Supply Chain in Sales and Operations Planning meetings, finding optimal solutions to potentially conflicting priorities of Sales and Production departments and keeping all stakeholders informed on progress against agreed plans
  • Liaise with department managers throughout the BU to ascertain actual inventories and constraints as well as future goods flows of each department, so as to assure that planning outputs are accurate, realistic and relevant at all times.
  • Align and develop S&OP Plan with BPP objectives and Sales forecast volumes.
  • Expand the S&OP process to include tactical planning at least for quarter period
  • Support the planning of introduction of New Products from successful launch until product retirement
  • Manage and plan minimum stock balances to ensure supplier lead times and stock holding policies are maintained to avoid any stock outs.
  • Reconcile Safety Stock policy for Make to Stock or Kanban items and avoid loss of sales if any.
  • Ensure MRP system is working in line with the Sales volumes and re-order point to avoid any stock out situation.
  • Adherence to production plan is tracked and monitor improvements.
  • Month to month stability in plan and measure Forecast accuracy.
  • Clearly communicate constraints that will effect customer delivery dates.
  • Establish a well-maintained Master Data system and develop & implement technological solution to translates demand inputs to supply.

Supply Chain Administration

  • Adhere to Company standards and policies in addition to all regulatory requirements
  • Support and implement Company initiatives to achieve performance, quality and safety metrics
  • Contribute to periodic departmental and company planning and budgeting cycles including the annual Business Plan Process (BPP)
  • Select, evaluate and develop department employees, following general HR policies
  • Evaluate the training needs of all staff reporting to the position and ensure appropriate plans are in place
  • Pro-actively monitor departmental operational and financial performance and develop personal and departmental action plans to achieve targets set for the department
  • Actively support the BU management team in implementing BU- and company-wide policies/procedures and action plans
  • Collaborate with Planning managers of other Safal group companies on sharing best practices and improving performance
  • Ensure the safeguarding and security of Company assets

Working conditions:

  • Working environment requires that the Planning Manager and all his/her Team wear PPEs all the time for safety reasons.
  • Office bound / on-site / travel/ May be required to travel
  • The company may choose to relocate to branches or other sister offices as and when needed
  • Willing to work extended hours to accomplish job roles

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum academic qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or any other related course
  • Qualifications as an added advantage: Certified Course in Supply Chain
  • Professional registration: IIMM / IFPSM / CIPS / APICS

Experience required:

  • General work experience (years): 15+ years in ERP based Supply Chain
  • Specific to the position (level/discipline/years): 5 years in a similar role
  • Industry: Manufacturing, Consumer goods

Key competencies and skills:

  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Planning & organizing skills
  • Team leadership skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus

Computer literacy:

  • End user of ERP System is Must – SAP ERP System preferably
  • Preferred if having exposure of Planning tool like SAP IBP, Kinaxis – Rapid Response, O9 Solutions etc.
  • Well conversant with MS – Excel, Word, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook

Personality profile:

  • Positive
  • Collaborative
  • Fast paced and prompt
  • Drive for results
  • Energetic and Enthusiastic
  • Taking ownership and committed

Additional/specific work requirements:

  • High level of integrity.
  • Able to build bridges between various operational departments
  • Knowledge of Lean Tools – Six Sigma, KAIZEN, 8 Waste (Muda), 5S etc.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in environment of change
  • Functional Excellence – Keen to learn latest developments and new things in functions
  • Innovation – looking at new ways of doing things
  • Drive for results – Demonstrating extra ordinary levels of energy & efforts
  • Customer Focus – Actively looking for ways to increase value and satisfaction for customer
  • Taking ownership – Display commitments and walk an extra mile to achieve the target.
  • Business Acumen – Understanding critical leverage points of Business.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain processes and best practices in Lean Manufacturing environment.
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Effective Stakeholder Management and Good Interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented and able to handle multiple priorities in a faced-paced environment to prioritize effectively.
  • Must be analytical and systems oriented.
  • Timely decision making and managing uncertainty in Supply chain

Success as Role:

  • Improved Productivity
  • Increased Sales
  • Reduce stock-outs and backorders.
  • Improved Forecast Accuracy %
  • Improved Production compliance % against the sales requirement
  • Dispatch in Full, On Time (DIFOT %)
  • Perfect Order Fulfilment – Orders are fulfilled accurately, error free and speedily.
  • Increased Order Fill Rate and on-time shipment
  • Improved operational performance & measurement

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