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Materials Planner – Nestl? Estcourt needed at Nestle

Job title : Materials Planner – Nestl? Estcourt

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal,

Deadline : April 11, 2024

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Position Summary

In this role you will be responsible to establish a detailed production schedule according to MPS Plan, prepared by the MPS planner. Monitor execution of the DPS plan and report back to all planning and manufacturing partners on its status. Plan the DPS time bucket in a sequenced, capacity constrained and executable schedule. Ensure raw and pack materials availability including imported commodity materials.

A day in the life of a Materials Planner:

Create a DPS Plan

  • Create a feasible production plan within DPS horizon (4 weeks rolling) considering capacity, labour, and materials constraints.
  • Optimize production plan by adhering to sequencing recommendations.
  • Gain consensus with Supply Planner on SKU prioritization.
  • Housekeeping of past-due process orders impacting DPS horizon.
  • Create and maintain process orders to meet DPS plan.
  • Drive the Weekly Production Plan Review and get sign-off from planning partners.

Exception Management

  • Maintain DPS master data in APO.
  • Identify any exceptions in actual production compared to the planned production.
  • Accommodate capacity requirements for trial runs.
  • Align with supply planner on maintenance of planned shutdowns in capacity profiles.
  • Share visibility of ageing materials and propose action. 
  • Monitor materials phase-in and phase-in with MRP planner.

Attend Planning and NCE Meetings

  • Participate in DOR and WOR meetings.
  • Drive Weekly Production Planning review meeting (WPR).
  • Ad-hoc attendance of commercial MOR meeting.

DPS Reports

  • Monitor BW DSA on a daily basis.
  • Publish BW MSA with reason codes report on a weekly basis.
  • Run housekeeping reports. 

Raw and Pack Materials Buying (Local & Import Sourcing)

  • Ensure raw and pack materials availability for production through purchase order management and Supplier Relations.
  • Work with strategic buyer to secure future supply.
  • Go about daily tasks to keep stock holding within agreed stock cover targets.
  • Be up to date with NPD initiatives.
  • Drive on time payment through resolution of parked and blocked invoices and GRIR Management.
  • Manage scheduled deliveries.
  • Manage purchase order delivery dates and quantities.
  • Consistent follow-up on orders with suppliers.
  • Avoid write-offs.
  • Monitor key indicators (Supplier performance) and MRA.
  • Continuous interfacing with external parties i.e., Shipping lines/agents, customs & SARS.
  • Weekly exception reports monitoring
  • Feedback on variances and corrective actions
  • Collaboration with suppliers on long term forecasts.
  • Management of Claims, Returns and Refusals.

What will make you successful?

  • Diploma/Degree in Supply Chain Management.
  • 3 years’ experience as an Operational Buyer in a FMCG company.
  • Experience on the SAP procurement module.
  • A strong team player.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience dealing with both local and international suppliers.

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