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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 15, 2020
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    AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development. Our brands span a range of categories i...
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    Production Planner / Site Scheduler

    Closing Date: 2020/11/12
    Reference Number: AVI200707-1

    Company Profile    

    • An opportunity has become available for a Site Scheduler (Production Planner) to join the Snackworks Isando site. The Site Scheduler will report directly to the Logistics Manager and be responsible for the effective management of the factory Production Plan, MRP and the purchasing process to ensure that the required service level and inventory targets are met and maintained.

    Duties and Responsibilities    

    • Weekly planning process (production planning, planning meeting, process order scheduling), in collaboration with buyers and factory managers
    • Monitor Daily sales reports (Open sales, Service levels, sales forecast, national stock sales rates etc
    • Update actual vs. planned daily and analyse variances (non-adherence to plan) and discuss with production managers in daily production meetings
    • Report potential risks back to Logistics Manager and central planning
    • Monitor BOMs for material change-overs and ensure that process orders are raised with correct BOM
    • Manage and monitor material plan performance
    • Manage and monitor plan change performance
    • Maintain planning and reporting sheets
    • Manage and maintain demand vs factory commitment performance
    • Attend weekly S&OP meeting facilitated by central planning to report back on factory performance
    • Monitor full utilization of planning board and process orders
    • Ensure that the Planning Master data is accurate with correct throughput per production line
    • Participate in Quarterly Standard Committee meeting to review throughputs and to align SAP capacity and planning capacity accordingly
    • Consolidate relevant information for the monthly reporting cycle (Monthly and Annual volumes report, weekly MPS, MPP)
    • Weekly MPS report
    • Participate in monthly site stock counts
    • Investigate discrepancies (Consumption variances, Finished goods GRN vs Deliveries etc) and provide feedback to Logistics Manager and Finance


    • Initiate and achieve action driven results
    • Attention to detail
    • Communication
    • Deciding and Initiating Action
    • Working With People
    • Analysing and Accuracy
    • Planning and Organising
    • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
    • Adapting and Responding to Change

    Experience Required    

    • A minimum of 4 years experience in a Production Planner / Site Scheduler function gained within the FMCG environment
    • SAP experience essential
    • Minimum Qualifications Required    
    • A completed 3 year qualification in Logistics or Supply Chain Management (National Diploma / BTech / BCom)

    Additional Requirements    

    • Demand and Supply Planning
    • SAP Material Management (MRP) and Production Planning Modules
    • Knowledge of financial processes
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel
    • NPD and Master Data Workflows

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to AVI Limited on to apply

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