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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities :

Key performance areas:

Drive operational excellence and continuous improvement activities.
Managing the stock levels of raw materials, auxiliary materials and other components necessary to complete the production, storage and shipping requirements and conduct regular cycle counts.
Responsible for purchasing and price control of raw materials and auxiliary materials.
Set up the production plan and material needs in relation to the production capacity of the plant and the customer’s requirements.
Set up the material procurement plan using the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) system
Work closely with the Production Manager to execute the daily production plan, ensuring efficient scheduling and adapting to changes as needed.
Regular follow-up on customer orders and work orders in production. Coordinate with Customer Service to provide timely information on the fulfilment of customer orders.
Create, maintain and adjust BOM’s for current product groups and phantoms. Maintain routing of items and master data parameters. Create and extend new items within current product groups.
Close production orders, correct discrepancies and make sure all post-processing errors are resolved before month end. Maintain RCCP and liaise with Global RCCP team as required.
Responsible to achieve relevant Dashboard KPI targets.
Compile reports and prepare information as required.

Desired Experience & Qualification

The successful candidate must have:

Matric with a Degree/Diploma in Supply Chain Management/ Logistics/ Operations Management or any relevant qualification
At least 3 years working experience as a Production Planner in a Manufacturing environment
Working knowledge of SAP would be advantageous
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or other relevant certification would be advantageous
Computer literate – (Word, Excel and Outlook)
Must have excellent communication skills
Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
Must be able to work in a diverse team and independently
Must be able to take initiative and work in a pressurised environment
Must have a positive attitude, strong leadership skills, accountability and a passion for continuous improvement
Must have a valid driver’s license