Production Planner


A great opportunity exists within our Planning Department for an Analytical, Dynamic Production Planner with amongst others, strong Attention to Detail and Advanced Excel Skills.


• Creating of new product codes and BOM’s for manufactured products and item codes for buy outs and maintaining these
• MRP (material requirement planning) & MPS (master production schedule) to ensure proper production levels – Navision program based on demand. (sales orders/transfer orders/AMD)
• Creating new production orders to meet deadlines and ensuring that the factory has sufficient production orders.
• Confer with department supervisors to determine status of assigned projects and reporting issues to sales department (factory walk abouts)
• Consumption of raw materials. (capturing of previous day’s production)
• Finalising production orders received from production, capturing times and closing of batches (production cost report)
• Data maintenance for items and BOMs
• Company Stock and branch transfers and yearly stock take
• Urgent orders and deadlines
• Stock levels
• Stock take figures from warehousing
• Re-order proposals to purchasing – raw/buy outs
• Confirmation of delivery dates – purchasing report
• Utilizing Q-Docs program for scanning of Manufacturing documents, stock take journals and stock adjustments
• Feedback on production queries to sales
• Daily diesel consumption and monthly usuage report
• Monthly packaging consumption
• Reporting of daily efficiencies
• Assistance to head of planning


• A relevant qualification
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Demand and Supply Planning within an FMCG industry essential (Manufacturing)
• Experience in Procurement and Stock Control
• Demand Planning process
• Resource Planning
• Knowledge of Navision will be an advantage
• Proficient in all MS office applications especially Excel (Advanced)
• Sound knowledge of MRP/MPS
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong maths skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Excellent verbal and written commutation skills
• Highly developed attention to detail
• Strong regard for product quality and safety standards
• Meticulous and diligent
• Strong Business Acumen
• Building Collaborative Relationships
• Work well under pressure.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

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