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Assistant Capacity Planner – Westville needed at RCL Foods

Job title : Assistant Capacity Planner – Westville

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Deadline : May 19, 2024

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Job Description    
At RCL FOODS we see and do things differently. We think bigger, work smarter, and collectively work as a team to achieve our ambition, MORE food to MORE people, MORE often! Our Talent Team is looking for someone who is brilliant at the basics to fill the role of Assistant Capacity Planner to join our Vector Logistics Division.

The role will be based in Westville and will report to the Network Supply Planner.

The objective of the role is to ensure seamless integration between the Operations and Supply Planning teams so that the risk position at stock holding points in the Vector network is reduced. Stock movements and Network capacity is efficiently managed within target. Infills and PBCS transfers are efficiently co-ordinated. Stock holding in our network is sufficiently equipped to cater for complexity increase; and KPI’s are reported on (and the value of this is continuously checked for relevancy).

Minimum Requirements    

  • Relevant B.Com Degree (Logistics or Supply Chain Preferred).
  • ERP Systems Experience: SAP, ADEXA – Forecasting & Replenishment, Plan Forge, Excel.
  • SAP knowledge and Vector experience is a distinct advantage.
  • 2-3 Years’ planning experience within a FMCG organisation.
  • Operations or logistics background/experience is advantageous.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reduce the risk position at stock holding points in the Vector network:

  • Determine, based on rate of sale, which materials are increasing risk at each stock holding point in the Vector Network.
  • Identify materials that are slow moving, damaged and obsolete within each stock holding point.
  • Proactively drive the reduction in risk stock and management of aged/slow/damaged/obsolete stock with the relevant Planning and Operations stakeholders.

Manage stock movements and Network capacity efficiently and within target:

  • Identify materials that drive high days cover (and increase the working capital requirements of the business).
  • Perform root cause analysis and provide insights to the Supply Planning team so that days cover targets are adhered to.
  • Review stock targets on a periodic basis to ensure that working capital is optimized (in the medium term) and operational cost of write offs are reduced on the longer team.

Efficiently coordinate infills and PBCS transfers:

  • Ensure that infill and transfer detail is received and consolidate on a timely basis.
  • Create an optimized load plan which allows each leg of the stock movement to be completed within pre-determined time frames.
  • Take remedial actions when required and identify areas of improvement.

Ensure that stock holding and our network is sufficiently equipped to cater for complexity increase:

  • Proactively support the Network Supply Planner in strategic initiatives that may relate to process improvement, report development or the enhancement of the network.
  • Design and execute appropriate analysis that will lead to effective recommendations and facilitate the implementation thereof with the required stakeholders.

Report on KPI’s and ensure that the value derived remains relevant to the business:

  • Review demand forecasts, actual orders and stock cover (days) to ensure that we have sufficient network capacity available to accept inbounds on a day-to-day basis.
  • Assist with ad hoc reporting as required by the business and update the scorecards with the relevant KPI’s on a weekly/monthly basis.
  • Issue the agreed national Supply Chain reports on a week/monthly basis as appropriate.

 

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