Overall responsibility for meeting the production schedule, material requirements planning, purchase order management, inventory management and work order management to ensure customers’ requests are actioned within the time schedule requested in accordance with the company’s budget, policies and procedures.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Appropriate qualification in either Purchasing/Productions Planning e.g. Diploma in Purchasing or relevant APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) examinations.
Or General Degree with relevant Manufacturing experience.
This will provide a basic understanding of the planning techniques being used in AIDD, which is required for the position.
At least two years experience in production planning in a manufacturing company. Preferably previous experience with planning short shelf life products.
Overall experience required is 3 years.
This experience will ensure that planning related issues are understood and dealt with in a well balanced and professional manner.
A high level of expertise is required in solving scheduling, logistics, expediting and purchasing problems.
Planning related issues must be dealt with quickly, otherwise they could result in a production shutdown.
Decisions taken can impact on the plant meeting its production requirements in terms of production capacity planning/scheduling.
Availability of materials to meet production requirements.
Errors in judgments could lead to material shortages, production requirement not being met and backorders.
Scope of Authority
Works under general direction of Planning Team Leader, Planning Unit Leader or Planning and Purchasing Team Leader or Planning and Purchasing Manager.