Planner: Supply Channel – Roodepoort Head Office

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Aug 16, 2023

The main purpose is to plan production to ensure optimum stock levels in Central Distribution Center.


Business English: Fluent
Computer literacy (Advanced)


Proactive and action orientated
Approaches situations with an open mind and solves problems creatively
Acts with honesty and consistency
Clear and sound reasoning ability
Solves problems through effective decision making.
Displays resilience, determination and flexibility
Collaborate with others to achieve a common objective

Duties and Responsibilities
Rough cut production plans ’ Warehousing

Plan daily production at a minimum horizon of 21 days and weekly plans at a rolling 12 weeks according to agreed plan and production rules which will be uploaded weekly to the KMR system used for procurement purposes
Ensure timeous communication with the applicable factory when additional shifts/less shifts are required based on current demand trend and production requirement
Analyse additional volumes and impact it will have on a specific line when new products are launched as well as the procurement lead times on product availability
Ensure space bottlenecks are identified and communicated for further investigations and analysis to ensure sufficient space in the network are determined in advance
Analyse batch sizes vs. shelf life requirement and impact the predetermined batch size will have on supply of the product in the network (warehouse space, Freshness of stock, obsolete stock)
Plan optimal stock levels for semi- and finished goods to ensure pre-defined customer service levels are on target

Take ownership of channel to ensure sufficient and optimal stock levels are maintained by ensuring constant and timeous communication with the deployment team regarding product group/sku priorities

Apply the constraint/factors of e.g. long lead times, forecast accuracy, batch constraints, warehouse constraints, shelf life, network constraint/design in production planning to ensure stocks are optimised with the best possible trade off solution
Optimise the supply network to ensure freshness of stock at optimal production/network/primary costs
Determine factors contributing to constant short dated stock in the supply channel, and the corrective action needed to reduce/avoid the constant obsolete stock
Communicate potential short dated stock problems to the Demand team and ensure stock is moved to a location/s as required for additional sales to limit the short dated stock/write off
Consolidate the Central Distribution Center demand in optimal factory planning while taking into consideration available capacity in the network and daily/weekly/monthly Central Distribution Center demand and actual supply
Ensure constant supply of a product group/sku’s in the channel by timeous communication and request for early releases/grading if this should have an impact on supply

Optimise network planning

Optimise the supply network based on guidelines, and determine the most cost effective supply channel, factory, route
Ensure stock is replenished from most optimal factory location (where similar and non similar factories are packing) at optimal costs when trade offs need to be made regarding additional supply locations while freshness of stock and the OFR % are maintained
Define and revise buffer levels by determining risk of changes in demand or supply by sku/prod group to ensure target OFR% and product freshness
Analyse the total supply chain function to ensure target OFR % are met and maintained

Give input and report on sales and operations planning

Ensure accurate information are available to optimise rough cut capacity plans with impact of constraints for best possible inputs to the S ’ OP process
Identify bottlenecks, processes, constraints that has an impact on current supply and possible solutions/corrective measures
Ensure daily reporting at summary level of channel information (Obsolete stock, constraints , impact of supply disruption, potential supply problems) by monitoring, identifying and implementing corrective measures in the supply channel
Ensure monthly consolidated reporting of Channel information in summary format (Obsolete stock, supply disruption and impact on OFR%, channel costs and potential savings)

Channel ownership of Target OFR % in the supply network

Identify and facilitate mitigating actions where OFR% deviations occurred in the supply chain and way forward.