Central Planning Manager

Automotive ~ FMCG / Food & Bev /Agri
Port Elizabeth – Eastern Cape – South Africa

To maintain and manage the medium-term planning environment to ensure that budgeted sales can be produced at the company’s facilities to satisfy all customer order-fill requirements.
Main Objective
Formulate, manage and submit the forecast as per cycle to the company and report on consumptions against forecast, highlighting future concerns and deviations to maintain future forecast accuracy.
To manage medium-term planning demands on all sites to meet customer requirements and ensure that agreed parameters are implemented to maintain targeted working capital levels.
Responsible for the existence of an audited master data control system and that master data is maintained accurately to ensure system accuracy.
Responsible for reporting and challenging manufacturing’s performance against the production plan and providing a rough cut capacity plan on the planning horizon.
Responsible for monitoring working capital levels monthly, addressing parameters which drive them and reporting trends to the Supply Chain Manager to facilitate decision-making.
To liaise with all sites and the company weekly to maintain communication between the company and sites on raw glass supply to identify potential issues.
To resolve system idiosyncrasies identified by the Central Planner and continuously monitor and improve transactional data impacting the plan.
Responsible for the management of effective OEM Releases to ensure that releases balance to deliveries and smooth monthly bucket demands.
To ensure staff are effectively managed and held accountable through performance and disciplinary procedures, and that staff are developed and mentored through the talent management and IDP processes to drive capability in business.
Ensure effective communication of relevant information to all stakeholders to support effective decision-making for the business.
    • Grade 12
    • National Diploma in Science or Engineering
    • 8 years in Supply Chain
    • 3 years in a managerial position
    • 5 years in a manufacturing environment
    • Knowledge of ERP Systems
    • APO Planning
    • Advanced Excel
    • Numeracy Skills
    • Analytical Skills
    • Persuasive and good negotiation
    • Leadership Skills 
    • Communication Skills