Factory Planner

Reference: 9079 MLR
Consultant: Michelle le Roux 

Job Description: 

  • Set up the production plan and material needs in relation to the production capacity of the plant and the customer’s requirements.
  • Set up the material procurement plan using the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) system
  • Managing the stock levels of raw materials, auxiliary materials and other components necessary to complete the production, storage and shipping requirements and conduct regular cycle counts.
  • Responsible for purchasing and price control of raw materials and auxiliary materials.
  • Work closely with the Production Manager to execute the daily production plan, ensuring efficient scheduling and adapting to changes as needed.
  • Regular follow-up on customer orders and work orders in production.
  • Coordinate with Customer Service to provide timely information on the fulfilment of customer orders.
  • Create, maintain and adjust BOM’s for current product groups and phantoms.
  • Maintain routing of items and master data parameters.
  • Create and extend new items within current product groups.
  • Close production orders, correct discrepancies and make sure all post-processing errors are resolved before month end.
  • Maintain RCCP and liaise with Global RCCP team as required.
  • Responsible to achieve relevant Dashboard KPI targets. Compile reports and prepare information as required.
  • Drive operational excellence and continuous improvement activities.


  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Operations is essential.
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience as a Production Planner in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of SAP advantageous.
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) accreditation or other relevant certification is advantageous.

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za. 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.