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Planner Buyer – Nestl? Estcourt needed at Nestle

Job title : Planner Buyer – 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 Planner Buyer:

Create a DSP Plan

  • Create a feasible production plan within DPS horizon (4 weeks rolling) considering capacity, labour and materials constrains.
  • 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 daily.
  • Publish BW MSA with reason codes report on a weekly basis.
  • Run housekeeping reports.

Raw and Pack Materials Buying (Local Sourcing)

  • Ensure raw and pack materials availability for production.
  • 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.
  • Avoid parked and blocked invoices and resolve such.
  • Manage scheduled deliveries.
  • Manage purchase order delivery dates and quantities.
  • Consistent follow-up on orders with suppliers

What will make you successful?

  • Degree in Logistics or Supply Chain management.
  • 2-3 years working experience in operational buying or production planning.
  • SAP-APO knowledge
  • Good understanding of manufacturing operations
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills

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