Supply Planner

Procurement & Supply Chain
Full Time
Career Starter
Closing date 26/07/2024
Published on 27/05/2024
On Premises

Job Description


Reporting to the Product Supply Manager, the main responsibilities of the role will include building supply plans respecting the agreed level of available capacity, ensure that finished and semi-finished goods are available with high freshness, at the right stock levels to meet customer demand whilst minimizing cost. Review of FG stock, rework follow up, review of production commitments, data housekeeping, review plant performance. Identify possible opportunities and improvements in collaboration with the factory.

Key Accountabilities:

Supply Plan

  • Create an 52-week rough cut supply plan for the factories within your responsibility, within the defined capacity and SKU constraints.
  • Create an 8-week detailed supply plan for the factories within your responsibility, within the defined capacity and SKU constraints.
  • Evaluate the supply plan on a weekly basis, to ensure that volumes planned are produced on time.
  • Validate material availability and follow up with Purchasing on delivery dates.
  • Identify possible opportunities and improvements in collaboration with the factory within the 8-week horizon.
  • Allocate of Finished Goods.
  • Schedule meetings with Manufacturing, sales and supply chain: identify/highlight issues & propose alternative solutions to resolve them, act on identified actions and set-up and lead weekly and monthly production planning meeting.

Customer Service

  • Review Pending sales order list and ensure that supply meets demand on time.
  • Guarantee product freshness by carrying out systematic weekly reviews. Push the clearance of aging goods.
  • Evaluate and review stock cover policy to achieve business objectives on service level and working capital.
  • Prepare supply outlook; review & propose adjustment of production plan, both time and quantity.

Interdepartmental Role

  • Contribute to cross functional planning activities such as MPR according to Best Practice.
  • Data Management: maintain appropriate Master Data in the system; Min/Max covers, Shift patterns, maintenance downtimes and ensure regular housekeeping of data.
  • Prepare manufacturing performance and stock holding reports.

Ideal candidate profile


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, supply chain, business, or a related field.


  • Two or more years of relevant operational experience at market/business level is useful, in at least one of the following areas:
    • Factory Planning
    • Supply Network Planning
    • Factory Production Team Lead
    • Demand Planning.


  • Solid working experience in demand planning & supply chain management in FMCG industry, food industry experience preferred.
  • Experience in the following processes would be highly beneficial:
    • Product Life Cycle process;
    • Factory Master Data Management;
  • Advanced mathematical and analytical skills.
  • MS software skills – Power BI, advanced Excel, PowerPoint & Word.
  • Exposure to working with ERP systems – Microsoft AX experience will be preferred.
  • Experience with delivering credible analytics with complex data.


  • Teamwork
  • Influencing and Impact, including conflict management
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Attention to details
  • Program and project management
  • Rule Oriented
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving