Production Planning Team Leader
The Production Planner’s primary role is to manage the end-to-end supply chain network, including third parties and production lines, to meet consumer and customer service objectives, whilst maintaining optimal distribution and production efficiencies. This includes the long-term horizon production planning (frozen period to planning horizon),
Perform medium to long term capacity planning and recommend solutions to possible imbalances.
Responsible for weekly and monthly supply and product availability reporting including KPIs, monthly calls, weekly health tracker and/or risk assessments, sku exceptions.
Understand the overall markets Demand and transform these requirements into a feasible Production Plan that satisfies customer needs.
Manage the supply network plan (frozen period to planning horizon) of the assigned business area to deliver target OTIFNE service and inventory levels.
Work collaboratively with Production Site Management and production schedulers to deliver market requirements.
Address any supply disruption or conflict situation through consensus solution or recommendation for escalation.
Link with Innovation to strengthen speed and support of new product launch.
Responsible to identify risks and/or opportunities to the overall supply plan and execute necessary changes & communicate effectively to key stakeholders
Work collaboratively with Sites’ leadership, Demand Planning Manager and S&OP Business Partners to deliver market requirements.
Liaise with Production and Materials Scheduling to ensure supply plans are effective, and to drive further manufacturing efficiencies.
Understand operational capacity, resources and constraints and make sure that they are reflected in the planning system (SAP APO).
Maintain planning parameters to deliver a robust and achievable supply network plan.
Continuously review and understand demand signal in the planning horizon and respond appropriately to changes in Demand.
Assess and evaluate impact of production batch sizes, cycle frequency, shipment MOQ and plant finished goods inventory levels, to drive optimum in market stock availability
Actively revaluate production site capacity plan and highlight any areas that are capacity constrained to Supply Planning Manager and assigned market stakeholders.
Provide clear direction and prioritisation of workload across the team.
Achieve best in class engagement scores through value survey process.
Coach, mentor and develop DRP Planning team.
How to Serve:
Excellent understanding of the end-to-end Supply Chain Planning processes; Supply Planning, Distribution Requirements Planning, Inventory Planning, Conversion, Logistics, Procurement and Customer Service
Demonstrated proficiency in statistics and/or forecasting methodologies with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts
Strong analytical, organizational and decision making skills
Good communication skills – verbal, written and presentation.
Proficient in MS applications e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
+5 years Supply Network Planning (Production and Distribution) experience in Consumer Packaged Goods Industry preferred
Min. 3 years of team leadership experience
Experience with advanced planning software with Supply Planning (SAP APO preferred)
Experience working in centralised planning function preferred
Travelling requirement: 20%
Cherry on Top:
• Opportunity to climb up on the career ladder
• We won the Fittest Workplace Award, of course we have a Gym
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• Easy to reach downtown location
• Our unique brands are available in our staff shop
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