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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products. Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and rank...
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    Master Production Scheduler (Port Elizabeth)


    • Develop, plan and execute the master production schedule based on actual and forecasted customer demand.


    Production scheduling

    • Manage the production schedule, including equipment, resources and related data/ systems, and fulfils associated admin requirements
    • Provide “what if” capacity and schedule analysis for changing demand, staffing constraints, and new customer project awards
    • Plan to minimise effects of resource constraints
    • Schedule maintenance, calibration and cleaning slots
    • Schedule trial and validation batches
    • Reschedule backlogs daily, and prioritise and expedite as needed
    • Suggest batch size changes, re-routing of products and outsourcing/ purchasing of additional equipment, as required
    • Track material delivery, react accordingly and follow up
    • Plan to optimise output and meet demand

    Production coordination and reporting

    • Work with production supervisors and managers for optimal efficiency to meet the needs of internal and external customers
    • Communicate regarding schedule adjustments
    • Supply manufacturing with rough-cut capacity requirement planning
    • Prioritise and expedite products with production
    • Raise/ approve concessions for use of alternate materials
    • Assess and report on manpower requirements
    • Perform stock out analysis and prepare stock out reports
    • Report on budgeted, planned and actual recoveries
    • Add new products to correct schedule areas and categories for bulk and end item level in the ERP system, and notify relevant parties
    • Ensure change controls are actioned appropriately

    Risk management

    • Monitor sales against forecast volumes, identifying at-risk products
    • Identify supply deficits, over-scheduling, capacity constraints and under-loaded schedules and highlight recoveries-related financial risks and critical materials shortages
    • Review stock and sales reports; provide feedback & remedial plans
    • Analyse customer status reports; identify and resolve issues
    • Review and manage inventory associated with QS items
    • Ensure delivery terms are met and that correct documentation accompanies consignments

    Operational Input

    • Provide technical and operational input on operational planning of the unit and on the prioritisation of objectives
    • Indicate resource needs to enable achievement of work objectives
    • Monitor and control use of assets/ resources within work area


    • 4 to 6 years’ experience in a Supply Chain, Procurement or Production Planning role
    • Experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
    • 3 year degree or diploma in Procurement, Logistics or Finance, or a related discipline

    Specific job skills

    • Computer literacy: proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and ERP system


    • Information Gathering
    • Interrogating Information
    • Taking Action
    • Managing Performance
    • Planning and Organising

    Method of Application

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