Our wonderful-to-work-for client, a well-established food manufacturing company in Kempton Park, has a position for a Materials Planning Manager Operations to work with a complex system and stakeholders, generating raw materials forecasts and managing. You MUST have raw materials planning experience in the food/beverage/pharmaceutical/chemicals industry for a minimum of 5 years. You MUST be fully SAP literate and have a minimum of 8 years experience using the system in a food/beverage/chemical planning environment. You MUST have a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in the planning department.
Key Result Areas / Main Duties:
Overseeing and assisting a team of 4 planners.
Coordinating production flow for one or multiple products.
Planning and prioritizing operations to ensure maximum performance and minimum delay.
Allocation of raw-materials and finished goods to customer.
Identification & information about potential make-to-forecast products.
Production order scheduling and order tracking.
Planning of Production (rough planning).
Calculation of ideal batch size -( lead to update of stock relevant master data.
Plausibility check of MRP result
Identification of potential Make-to-forecast products, maintain material classification.
Planning of multiple production steps (for example concentrate planning, etc.).
Stock management (regular review of slow movers, dead-stocks and blocked materials) and development of preventative measures.
Co-ordination with related functions (OM, Production, QM).
Reporting on monthly basis.
Negotiating/Communicating with stakeholders
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE:
SAPICS Level 1&2 OR Degree in Supply Chain Management
A minimum of 8 years experience in a materials planning environment in food/chemical manufacturing
A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience
SAP R/3 competent
Planning/ scheduling experience
This position requires an individual who is highly analytical but has the ability to easily engage with stakeholders, and the ability to interrogate historical data to establish trends.
Ability to work with a complex system, generated forecasts and understand the implications on the business is essential.
Ability to work accurately and logically with detailed numerical systems
Advanced computer skills
Firm in decision making and assertive
Self-motivated and disciplined
Ability to work under extreme pressure
Excellent communication skills
Strong leadership skills
Excellent people skills
Must have SAP and good MS Excel Skills
Salary is R----- CTC per annum negotiable on experience, plus great benefits and incentive bonuses. There are also several managerial perks with this position.