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Date Added: Wed 23/03/2022

Master Planner

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: 57000 / monthly

• This position works closely with Central Planning and a key output is an optimised production plan
• Furthermore this position plan all bulk requirements and liaise with the primary supplying plants in terms of constraints
• The third key focus is an optimised returnable system, focusing on communication and tracking actual performance vs Planned activities
• Responsible for a stable production plan by optimally utilising production facilities and employees
• The demand of products produced on relevant lines are managed effectively
• Incorrect Master data and BOM's reported and corrected
• Create and manage production order reservations • Production declared technically complete - TECO
• Generate 4 week SAP production plan
• Assist with pack upgrades and change requests
• Determine planned production as needed
• Calculate the capacity needed by the production line and the shifts required
• Assist with the budget/ forecast processes
• Timeous distribution of production plans
• Production orders are released timeously
• Daily production feedback meetings are attended
• Active involvement in the missing parts management process
• Effective re-scheduling of production lines as a result of breakdowns or other quality related problems
• Compile accurate printing plans
• Provide monthly consolidation of actuals vs forecast
• Liaise with bulk supply plants/departments
• Optimise bulk planning to prevent an overstock situation
• Manage bulk planning • Liaise with reverse logistics to ensure returnable material is on site in time for packaging
• Confirm with Transport to ensure efficient moving of returnables
• Ensure compliance to the QMS (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, BRC, IFS, FSSC, Organic, ISO 17025, SANS 1841)
• Ensure compliance to all relevant policies, procedures, work instruction and SOPs at all times
• Ensure compliance to OHSACT and all Risk, Health and Safety procedures and statutory requirements
• Ensure that unsafe conditions are reported and rectified
• Assist in achieving department and site business plans
• Support and encourage the values of the company
• Actively encourage innovations within the team
• Actively involved in Problem solving methodology

Key Skills
• Excellent analytical skills and problem solving abilities
• Proven Computer literacy in MS Office/ SAP / Excel
• Sound knowledge of supply chain concepts
• Experience in a SAP R3/R4 environment (including APO)
• Ability to work under pressure and to work independently & accurately
• Strong numerical aptitude and analytical abilities
• Ability to influence others outside his/her own sphere of control





• At least 3 years' experience in a Production Planning/MRP environment
• Relevant Tertiary qualification in Planning/Logistics/Supply Chain Management
• Proven record in production planning environment
• Relevant experience of SAP production planning

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