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24 Sep 2014

Production Planner Job Vacancy

Our client a leading global veterinary pharmaceutical is urgently seeking to fill the position of a production planner. The incumbent will be tasked with the critical duty of creating an optimizing production plan to minimize supply chain costs within operational constraints.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Conducts a needs analysis from sales forecasts/orders from the markets
  • Understand the capacity required / available (CRP) \
  • Understand the needs for equipment, labor and particularities of new products, engineering, maintenance and reflect these needs in the schedule.
  • Monitor and review forecasts to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities
  • Develops production and packaging schedules to maximize customer service, minimize inventory and costs while seeking a stable schedule.
  • Initiate and schedules work orders (process orders).
  • Revises the schedule of work orders (process orders) for finished products.
  • Schedule packaging jobs.
  • Works in conjunction with the other Coordinators to resolve conflicting priorities.
  • Confer with stakeholders to forecast demand or create production plans that ensure availability of materials or products
  • Build processes and controls for the inventory team to follow to ensure shipments arrive on time to meet projected needs
  • Manage the operational inventory to ensure adequate stocking levels for immediate production items and forecasting for future requirements
  • Participate in the daily production meetings.
  • Back-order Report
  • Document escalation
  • Dashboard (including schedule changes)
  • Blocked status, Managing Expired, FG short-dated
  • Possible overstock

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Meet the customer service and inventory level objectives while optimizing the usage of physical resources, and human capital (capacity).
  • Minimizing operating costs such as destruction of expired products and holding excess stock/material.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management/ Supply Chain management or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Production Planning is critical

Other desired skills

  • In depth understanding of manufacturing process and production strategies
  • Inventory Management and differentiated stock strategies and control
  • Process development experience
  • Experience with a Scheduling Software
  • Some financial background is of advantage
  • Understand and foster interfaces between Demand, Supply, Production & Deployment planning

Qualified candidates to send in their application letters and CVs to info@frankmconsult.com or frankmconsult@yahoo.com

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