Job title: Production Planner (SAP)
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 8 to 10 years
Salary: R450000 to R490000
Job published: 08 October 2020
Job reference no: 1638614554

Job Description

Excellent career opportunity with large established manufacturer for experienced production Planner. Reporting to the Planning Manager you will be responsible for:

  • To coordinate, produce and maintain the required production plan information required by operations.
  • To ensure that all plans are communicated to Production for execution.
  • To ensure all sales demand confirmations are communicated to sales and project management departments.
  • Schedule, plan, and maintain planned and production orders to satisfy sales order requirements.
  • Plan and control production in accordance with LEAN principles by maintaining optimum work in progress levels and minimize manufacturing lead times.
  • Synchronize the production plan between various process steps throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Manage and maintain Shop Floor Management system, supporting project meetings
  • Initiate readiness meetings timeously
  • Attend and chair meetings
  • Analyses trends and manage system issues and initiate cross functional countermeasures
  • Stock take of manufactured items
  • Release of production orders on time
  • Plan and control Excess WIP, orders for customer returns, replacement parts, and development requests.
  • Update and maintain relevant master data records
  • Support and implement annual departmental plan based on the KPI’s for the department
  • Ensure compliance to organisational policies and standards
  • Updating and implementing operations planning standards, processes, and works instructions.

Qualifications and experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in operations, commerce, or engineering
  • 8 years hands on experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Good manufacturing process and systems knowledge
  • ERP and SAP planning and control experience is essential