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Production Planner

Pretoria - Far East, Pretoria, Gauteng
Position: Production Planner
Location: Pretoria – Far East
Salary: R22k – R25k pm
Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Planning Manager, the purpose of this position is to execute daily production schedules/plan for all production units, capacity planning, KPI reporting, measure adherence to processes , ensure master data is updated daily, monitor variances in forecasts daily, and cover for Materials Planner when necessary.
Strategic Planning
  • Participate and influence department strategy
  • Monitor and track against the plan
  • Develop recommendations and subsequent action plans to enable the delivery of the departmental strategy
  • Day to day interaction with team members to deliver strategy
  • Build and develop effective relationships with relevant stakeholders to highlight and determine best solution to overcome challenges to continuously improve
  • Contribute to delivering strategic plans with suppliers by liaising regularly on trend changes and tactical forecasting
  • Proactive and regular communication with key stakeholders
  • Conduct stock build plans considering capacity raw materials supply etc
Operational Planning:
  • Understand and optimise supply chain and systems
  • Understand internal and external factors which impact on demand and ensure these are reflected in forecasts
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholder to maximise efficiencies
  • Identify challenges, trends and opportunities
  • Maintain Data and Systems
  • Collate Information and Assumptions
  • Share and Publish the Plans
  • Track and Manage Plans
  • Issuing daily plans/schedules for all production units
Continuous improvement
  • Analysis of historical and current performance
  • Understand market / product trends as well as department focus that could impact demand
  • Implement tactical plans to support business decision making (6-18 month focus on capacity, Staffing etc.)
  • Implementation and review against long term tactical plans
  • Planning initiatives / Innovation to improve planning
Minimum requirements
  • B Bus. Sc / B Com or equivalent tertiary qualification in Supply Chain
  • 5+ years’ experience in Supply Chain
  • 2+ years’ experience in Management (highly advantageous)
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