Supply Chain Planning Manager

Reference:  CDS 6956

Consultant: Carina de Swardt


  • Creating a weekly production planning view with rolling 12-month horizon. 
  • Attend productions planning meetings to discuss possible constraints. 
  • Report to operations on all new purchase orders and expected orders for the next four weeks.
  • Make agreed changes if required and share with production, warehouse, procurement, logistics and quality departments the confirmed view for week +2 and week +3. 
  • Work together with production planner and schedular to agree and confirm on retail production priorities for the next two to four weeks. 
  • Check packaging material on SAP in terms of stock on hand and monitor minimum order quantity levels and confirm with stock controllers their stock on hand. (SOH)
  • Do monthly production view from forecast placed on SAP and measure month on month discrepancies. 
  • Collaborate with operations and give constructive feedback to ensure up to date and transparent reporting regarding our present conditions and capabilities
  • Mini S&OP view on plant level, measure and high light risk to Senior Supply Chain Manager. 
  • Measure Plan vs Actual (PVA) – high light risk to Senior Supply Chain Manager.
  • Give regular feedback regarding inventory and supply sources in order to support operations and anticipate demand
  • Build and maintain good relationships with global packaging team.
  • Do monthly 12-month rolling forecast for all suppliers of packaging and high light risk and changes to Senior Supply Chain Manager. 
  • Do monthly 12-month rolling forecast for all raw material suppliers and high light risk and changes to Senior Supply Chain Manager. 
  • Tigger space constraints in advance use forecast view.
  • Do monthly forecasted view for all agents to ensure availability of containers.
  • Addressing shipment and inventory issues with the Logistics Manager.
  • Measure Plan vs Actual (PVA) – high light risk to Senior Supply Chain Manager
  • Answering customer queries from ID team.
  • Daily update of supply chain dashboard.
  • Attend daily/weekly/monthly meetings with relevant parties.
  • Drive cost saving initiatives.
  • Suggest improvement opportunities based on collective data and projections.


  • 4-5 years’ experience in supply chain planning environment.
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in FMCG will be to your advantage.
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in FMCG.
  • Knowledge about HACCP and BRC would be and an advantage.
  • High competence in dealing with MS Excel.
  • Experience in ERP system, MRP, SAP would be an advantage
  • Experience in forecasting using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels.
  • Excellent professional work standard.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize tasks to support business goals. 
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Advanced mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Experience with statistical analysis.
  • Team-player who can also work independently.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

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