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(Area:) Upper Highway
(Salary:) Market Related

(Ref: AG)

Leading international chemical sales company requires a Planning Manager.


  • Leading, directing and managing the Planning team in accordance with the global and local Supply Chain strategy
  • Ensuring processes and procedures comply with SHERQ and legal requirements
  • Ensuring that the Planning function is continually aligned to the Company ethics
  • Effectively determine and manage raw material planning as per forecast requirements
  • Managing and coordinating direct Purchase For Resale (PFRs)
  • Facilitating and managing the Order Status workgroup, production and drum out schedules to ensure that all Sales orders are processed and dispatched timeously to the Customer
  • Effectively communicating and fast-tracking challenges ensuring that Customers receive their orders on time
  • Resolving simple and complex coordination and customer service problems promptly within the ambit of responsibility
  • Developing agenda for both mini and executive S&OP meetings, actively participating and managing the meeting deliverables together with sales and operational managers
  • Analyzing and reporting the assumptions behind the demand plan, risks and opportunities and provide these as input into the S&OP process
  • Coordinating cross-functional teams (e.g. finance, supply planning, demand planning) to provide the required input into the monthly S&OP report pack
  • Analyze market trends, capacity constraints, and potential shortages to develop appropriate budgets and forecasts
  • Managing constraints within Supply Chain to optimize efficiencies
  • Analyze forecast and sales orders and work closely with the Production team to generate the plant production plan and drum out schedule
  • Set up and control the master data control process for finished goods in Baan
  • Managing imported material status, costing, documentation and legal compliance
  • Managing and implementing Continuous Improvements and Projects for the department

Experience Required:

  • Advanced knowledge of Demand Planning, Production Planning, Inventory Management and constraints principles
  • Good understanding of financial management principles, strategy implementation, inventory costing methodology and procedures, project portfolio management principles, supply chain fundamentals and relevant corporate governance requirements
  • Current knowledge of relevant legislation (Incoterms)
  • Advanced negotiation, conflict management and communication and influencing skills
  • Advanced relationship building skills
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Ability to persuasively engage with senior and/or executive management
  • A driver’s license is essential
  • Advanced computer literacy, proficiency in Microsoft packages and advanced knowledge of ERP systems is a necessity

Please email Andrea Galloway: andreag@srgfp.co.za

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates.

Should you not hear from us within 14 days then please consider your application as unsuccessful.