Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Famous Brands Midrand Careers, Category Planner Position Available

Category Planner (Midrand)

Reference Number SC-93

·        Generate monthly forecasts for a category of items with the purpose of minimizing forecast error (the category will include items produced in-house as well as externally supplied)
·        Track forecasts through exception reports weekly and amend where forecast error is outside tolerance
·        Chair monthly forecast reviews and weekly production plan reviews with relevant stakeholders
·        Calculate weekly supply volumes per SKU across multiple production plants and/or suppliers with the purpose of:

o   Maximizing product availability

o   Minimizing stock levels

o   Containing production costs

o   Smoothing production capacity

·        Ensure suitable production plans are created for products throughout their lifecycle; from launch to obsolescence including promotional cycles
·        Proactively manage non-performance of suppliers against plan by supplying relevant information to the Procurement department on appropriate trends, and by remedying weekly non-adherence through alternative or reworked supply plans
·        Collaborate with suppliers and business partners with the purpose of improving supplier reliability
·        Assist in refining functionality of the software and data integrity during the implementation and continuous improvement of the planning and forecasting modules. Communicate business requirements effectively to ensure they are represented in the software
·        Make use of the Barnton Planning module to recommend weekly production quantities for multiple sites and smooth volumes according to production line capacities, re-plan annual production implications weekly
·        Gain an in-depth understanding of production plant capacities and operational requirements to ensure plans are executable
·        Measure and continuously improve production plan adherence and /or supplier infill
·        Share plans and KPIs with suppliers (where applicable) to improve supplier infill
·        Facilitate cyclical reviews of production KPIs and supply plans with relevant stakeholders to ensure all are aligned with the plan and KPIs are met.
·        Manage the impact of unfulfilled orders and plant downtime – whether it be planned or unplanned, to mitigate risk of short supply to the business
·        Communicate production constraints and risk of short supply to the business in an effective and timeous manner
·        Ensure planning specific master data used in generating plans is maintained through the appropriate mechanisms
·        Continuously improve input parameters to the software based on historical data
·        Make use of reporting functionality to manage and improve performance against KPIs, understand trends and manage exceptions
·        Predict capacity requirements in facilities and set into place action plans to mitigate constrained capacity
·        Assist in implementing planning projects as required by the Planning Manager

·        At least 2 years’ experience in Planning preferable
·        Demonstrated understanding of supply chain and interdependencies
·        Experience in warehousing and/or production environments would be advantageous

Work Level Junior
Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
EE Position Yes
Location Midrand


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