Material Planner: Snacks & Treats, Durban needed at Tiger Brands

Job title : Material Planner: Snacks & Treats, Durban

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Deadline : May 23, 2024

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You are accountable for the generation of a 24 months rolling Materials Plan. You will manage the procurement of all required materials (packaging and raw materials) as per production plan demand. You ensure opportunities and risks are regularly revised in order to meet the required customer demand at lowest possible costs, working capital and targeted customer service levels. You will facilitate the supplier review process in conjunction with Procurement. You are responsible for the implementation of continuous improvement in materials planning and the adoption of materials planning process and tools. 



  • Lead and manage the materials requirements planning processes
  • Upload forward plan orders into ORACLE and retrieve material shortage reports
  • Plan orders for materials to meet demand
  • Issue purchase orders to suppliers and maintain delivery due list
  • Review and maintain forward material requirements within working capital targets for packaging and raw materials – i.e. minimize stockholding whilst ensuring sufficient supply.
  • Check shortages in production and review with warehouse and production planners the supply challenges (e.g. shortages, late deliveries etc.)
  • Ensure best delivery days through collaboration with warehouses and supplies and check in conjunction with warehouse/ development/ laboratory on any suspect material to ensure continuity in factories
  • Ensure communication between the Units and Procurement for all price negotiations and track Working Capital on packaging and raw materials weekly
  • Supply information to the Central Procurement team for updating supplier quantity contract/ source lists
  • Provide suppliers with a rolling 13-week forward estimate on a weekly basis and rolling monthly material requirements plan
  • Collaborate with key suppliers to manage supply, risks and opportunities
  • Maintain and optimize MRP tool in Oracle (e.g master data, housekeeping of PO’s)
  • Manage material write-offs at launches, re-launches and discontinuations
  • Highlight and resolve short term exception between production and supply on critical raw and packaging materials
  • Support supply review process by evaluating raw and packaging risks with action plans
  • Attend the supply review (SR) and help to prepare Supply Review pack.
  • Ensure correctness of SAP MRP through parameters/Stock Norms etc.


  • Stock Cover Days & Value
  • Supplier OTIF
  • Customer Service
  • Conformance to Plan & BIAS
  • Waste _ SLOBS Value: raws & packaging & obsoletes 
  • ORACLE data input accurate
  • MRP screens maintained
  • Inventory Model that meets group policies
  • Updated database, risk’s & opportunity/contingency plans



Key Professional Competencies

  • Core knowledge – Materials Planning Best Practices (process & technology), Project Management, The Interrelation customer service, product management, demand planning, procurement, Inventory management (materials (raw/ packaging), Supply Chain KPI’s

Key foundational competencies 

  • Academic – Analytical Skills, Negotiation Skills, Problem solving, Decision making, Degree / Diploma in Industrial Engineering & BCOM-Logistics.
  • Leadership – Influencing others, driving long-term results, developing myself & others, staying a step-ahead, managing change
  • Personal Effectiveness – Effective communication, Interpersonal skills, Integrity, Creativity, Continuous learning


  • Function: 3+ years’ experience in planning, Experience in supplier, retail & make to stock environment preferred
  • Industry: Experience in FMCG industry desirable

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